West Norwood Cemetery

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West Norwood Cemetery and Crematorium is in West Norwood in South London, England. It was created in 1836 as the first cemetery in the world to be designed in the Gothic Revival style and is one of the Magnificent Seven cemeteries of London. It is a site of major historical, architectural and ecological interest.

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Opening hours The cemetery is open every day of the year, including Christmas day.

  • April - October : 8.00-18.00. FOWNC leads tours 2.30pm on first Sunday of the Month
  • November - March : 8.00-16.00. FOWNC leads tours 11.00am on first Sunday of the Month

Getting there

Address: Norwood Rd, West Norwood, London, SE27 9JU

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Train stations

2 minutes walk to West Norwood station Southern trains to Victoria, London Bridge, Clapham Junction, Crystal Palace Overground, Croydon and Sutton

10 minutes walk to Tulse Hill station Thameslink trains to Blackfriars, Farringdon underground, St Pancras, Luton, St Albans, Elephant and Castle underground, Sutton, Wimbledon, London Bridge

Bus routes

2, 68, 315, 322, 342, 468, 690 stopping at Brixton Undeground, Marylebone, Balham, Euston, Croydon

Travel by car

There is car parking inside the cemetery and on-street parking in Robson Rd nearby. There is one entrance gate on Norwood Road A215. Although only a short detour from the the busy South Circular Road A205 we recommend public transport which is conveniently located nearby.


There are no refreshment facilities inside the cemetery. But unlike many other cemeteries, West Norwood Cemetery faces a busy high street and is surrounded by shops and good cafes that can provide snacks and meals.

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