All Souls Cemetery, Kensal Green is one of London's Famous seven. Along with Highgate,
West Norwood, Abney Park, Nunhead, Tower Hamlets and Brompton cemeteries it was built as a solution to the overcrowding that
was a strain on London's Church yards.
Since it's creation in 1832 there have been over 300,000 interments, 700 of which
are of notable personalities.
To begin with Cemeteries were a new and radical idea in the UK and people were
reluctant to break away from the traditional Church yard burial. However that all changed in 1843 when the Duke of Sussex,
sixth son of George III, decided to be laid to rest in a prime spot by the Anglican Chapel, HRH Princess Sophia, followed
suit in 1848, and thus sealed Kensal Green's status as the "in place" to be interred.
The nearest London Underground stations are Kensal Green on the Bakerloo Line
and Ladbroke Grove on the Hammersmith and City Line. The cemetery is also served by buses 18, 23, 52, 70, 295 and 316.
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View photos of the Kensal Green openday's 2006 & 2007