Situated in Blackshaw Road Tooting since 1854, Lambeth Cemetery was developed by a parish burial board in 1854 following the Metropolitan Burial Act of 1852 which was a response to the second cholera epidemic of 1848-49. At the time this was one of a series of measures related to public health problems consequent on the growth of London.
The cemetery is organised as a rectangular grid of paths and is sited just east of the River Wandle. The crematorium is situated within the cemetery grounds.
There are several war memorials including one to memory of Lambeth civilians killed during World War Two, among them, the many victims of a direct hit on a Kennington shelter.
Lambeth Cemetery is said to house 250,000 burials and was associated with Victorian music hall artists, notables including the comedians Dan Leno and Stanley Lupino, the Music Hall Guild of Great Britain and America have more information about musicians and actors from this era buried here. Please visit them at www.themusichallguild.com.