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Kensal Green Cemetery

Neighbourhood: Paddington / Maida Vale
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Address: Kensal Green Cemetery Harrow Road, London W10 4RA, England
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My last visit to Kensal Green Cemetery changed my view of Harold Pinter, I literally stumbled upon his grave, I was looking at another grave when I tripped over his grave, no... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My last visit to Kensal Green Cemetery changed my view of Harold Pinter, I literally stumbled upon his grave, I was looking at another grave when I tripped over his grave, no headstone, little evidence that it was a recent grave. Clearly a man with little ego. An incident that highlights what happens when visiting one of the Magnificent Seven... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 24 April 2017

This cemetery is well worth a visit as it is much more open than other London cemeteries and is right next to the Grand Union Canal.A number of famous people are remembered here including Brunels, Wilkie Collins, Thomas Hood, Sir Terrance Rattigan, William Thackeray and Anthony Trollope to name a few. As the area is so open and peaceful there... More 

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Thank rambler757
Greater London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 11 April 2017

One of the famous big cemeteries of London; full of interesting and famous dead people..If you get the opportunity to one of the tours do so as you wont be disappointed, I found it fascinating; entertaining and very interesting....

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Thank Richtea1000
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 19 March 2017

We went to Kensal Green via the tube and found the cemetery to be well signposted from the station, initially the missing walls and supporting structures don't encourage much optimism, and the nearest entrance on our visit was locked so ended up at the main entrance, which is impressive, the grounds looked cared for and there was a profusion of... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed 1 February 2017

I knew in advance that there would be a lot of famous people to find, as well as some of my own ancestors. With hindsight I should have done a tour as the place is very big and pretty complicated. Well worth the visit though.

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Thank SallyT63
Hobart, Australia
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Reviewed 28 November 2016

This Cemetery is just huge and in it are buried many people whose names you must have heard of, for example the Brunels, Charles Babbage, Robert Brown and many more. To get the best out of this visit you should book a tour with a member of the Kensal Green Historical Society. He told us some fascinating stories about the... More 

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Thank Mike S
West Yorkshire
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Reviewed 19 August 2016

We didn't do a tour but loved a wander around to see the eclectic mix of graves, some grand and some totally strange. Some great photo opportunities. Would love to do a tour, to hear the tales, if I every visit again.

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Thank Susie M
London
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Reviewed 14 February 2016

Had a wonderful tour on a Sunday afternoon, steeped in history, fascinating stories from the guide. Really good value.

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 25 January 2016

I will admit from the start that I am biased - I am a tour guide at Highgate Cemetery, and I admit, my view that Highgate is more beautiful is subjective. Aside from that though, I think two hours for a tour is too long, especially in Winter. The guide was very knowledgeable (although with some inaccuracies), but could be... More 

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Labrador, Australia
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Reviewed 28 August 2015

I lived across the road from this cemetery with some mates in a share house for 6 months. One day the city was covered in a layer of snow & we visited the cemetery which was magic. We did have some odd experiences in the house at night at times though...

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