Lambeth Cemetery

Lambeth Cemetery is the final resting place of many Lambeth and Wandsworth residents. 

How to get here


Lambeth Cemetery
Blackshaw Road
SW17 0DH


Buses: 155, 264, 280 and 493

Tube: Tooting Broadway

Train: Haydons Road

Here to help

Our offices are open from 9am to 2pm.

To discuss your requirements, please call us on 020 7926 4221 or email

Submit an online enquiry

Visiting times

November to March

Weekdays: 8am to 4pm

Weekends/Bank Holidays: 10am to 4pm

Christmas Day: 10am to 2.30pm

April to October

Weekdays: 8am to 6pm

Weekends/Bank Holidays: 10am to 6pm

Burial graves - Available

Lambeth Cemetery currently have spaces available for new burials in traditional or casket spaces. Graves can be purchased at the time of the burial.

Natural burial funerals - Available

Lambeth Cemetery currently have spaces available for natural burial funerals. To be purchased at the time of the burial.


Situated in Blackshaw Road Tooting since 1854, Lambeth Cemetery was developed by a parish burial board in response to a series of measures related to public health problems in London.

Lambeth Cemetery is organised as a rectangular grid of paths and sits just east of the River Wandle.

There are several war memorials in the cemetery, including one to remember the Lambeth civilians killed during World War Two and the many victims of a direct hit on a Kennington bomb shelter.

Lambeth Crematorium is located within the cemetery grounds.

Funeral services

We accommodate all faiths and non-religious services at the chapel.

We are happy to provide support for most religious customs if they are requested with sufficient notice.

A celebrant or minister of faith should be arranged through your place of worship or through a funeral director.

You may wish to have a service at your own place of worship, followed by a committal service in our chapel or at the graveside before the interment. Or you may prefer to hold a direct service, where the memorial has already taken place and the coffin is brought directly for cremation or burial. This can be with or without family present.

You might want to say a few words or have family or friends lead the service.

We can give guidance and advice on your service and show you the chapel in advance if required.


The exclusive rights of burial in a private grave are leased on the basis of a 25, 50 or 75 year duration. The lease is renewable but cannot be purchased in advance. The maximum years that can be held on any grave is 100 years.

We have a number of burial chamber options at the rear of the cemetery, which can be purchased in advance and can accommodate an American dome-style casket. These are sold with a 50 year exclusive right of burial. The same fees apply to both resident and non-resident burials.

A new natural burial area opened in the cemetery in April 2022. This is a simple and sustainable way to say goodbye to loved ones who wish for a more natural style of funeral to minimise their environmental impact. Read about the natural burial funeral.

For information on prices, please see our bereavement services fees and charges.

The chapel

Built in gothic revival style, the chapel is available for services prior to a burial and can accommodate around 60 people.

In the chapel we have an organ to accompany hymn singing if required. An organist will need to be arranged through your funeral director or place of worship.

There are also facilities to play CDs, mp3 or smartphone playlists which may be supplied by family and friends. Please contact the office or your funeral director for any music requests.

The chapel can also be used for a memorial service or chapel service if the funeral is taking place elsewhere or at a later date.

Memorials available here