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A GREAT GARDEN OF SLEEP

A Guided Tour of Brompton Cemetery with Robert Stephenson

Saturday 4th May 2019 at 11:00 am

Brompton Cemetery Chapel
North gate off Old Brompton Rd, South gate off Fulham Rd
Kensington
London SW10 9UG

Each ticket includes a 20% donation towards a host of restoration projects at Brompton Cemetery.

Early bird tickets £10. This tour includes a visit to the catacombs.

To open our festival of dreams, London historian, folklorist and gravestone expert ROBERT STEPHENSON will lead a special tour to meet the famous and infamous residents of one of the country's finest gardens of eternal rest. 

Following a Saturday stroll along colonnades modelled on St Peter's Basilica in the Vatican City, you will have the chance to inspect the mysterious Egyptian Courtoy Mausoleum, built by the eccentric Victorian inventor, Sam Warner (which is rumoured to house a time machine) and visit the grave of Keats’s muse Fanny Brawne, suffragette Emmeline Pankhurst and John Wisden, founder of the eponymous cricketing almanack, as you wander amongst the 35,000 burial plots. Robert Stephenson is a qualified City of London Culture and Heritage guide and a trustee at Kensal Green and Brompton cemeteries. He teaches on London and death studies. Robert is also chairman of the National Federation of Cemetery Friends.

Robert Stephenson is a qualified City of London Culture and Heritage guide and a trustee at Kensal Green and Brompton cemeteries. He teaches on London and death studies. Robert is also chairman of the National Federation of Cemetery Friends.