Above are a few snaps that I took whilst walking through the Cemetery on the way to see Chelsea one sunny April Saturday (for an unusual 3pm kick off, cheers Sky!)
Clockwise 'Jimmy and Jackie' a friendly pair who, Jimmy at least, agreed to my photo-ing them, the East Stand at the Bridge, the Bridge again with crypt in centre-ground, the crypt, and again (damn crane in shot!), Graves and Bluebells, Graves and Tulips, Brompton Gate entrance (Rocky Reader pushing my bike), the little Angels wide shot.
The Brompton Cemetery especially in Spring is quite breathtakingly beautiful. It is very well cared for but retains a wildness essential to all top class graveyards! The land on which the Cemetery is situated was previously market gardens and was bought from Lord Kensington in the mid C19th as part of the land grab for burial spaces as London expanded rapidly (respect Wikipedia and Royal Parks websites). Kensal Green cemetery mentioned earlier on site was also a part of this development.
the Cemetery covers 39 acres and is well worth a shufti!