One of London's 'Magnificent Seven' cemeteries, West Norwood Cemetery has the privilege of historic monuments, catacombs, cremation plots and a columbarium.
How to get here
West Norwood Cemetery and Crematorium
Buses: 2, 68, 196, 315, 322, 432 and 468
Train: West Norwood
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
West Norwood Cemetery has held its Green Flag Award status since 2016, impressing judges with its rich heritage, biodiversity, and community involvement.
The FOWNC aim to increase knowledge and appreciation of cemetery and hold guided tours on the first Sunday of every month at 2.30pm (April and October) and 11am (November and March).
The database holds details of illegally reused graves in West Norwood Cemetery and has been created following a Consistory Court judgement.
No new burials
West Norwood Cemetery is currently closed to new grave burials.
We regret that we can longer offer cremation burial plots at West Norwood but these can be purchased at Lambeth Cemetery.
Construction on site
The Heritage Lottery Fund project is underway to restore and transform the cemetery.
To maintain safe conditions for staff, contractors and visitors, some areas of the cemetery will be restricted for access over the construction period.
We are committed to ensuring funeral services within the cemetery will continue in an efficient manner. There will be continued vehicle access to the crematorium.
West Norwood Cemetery originally opened in 1837, with the later addition of the crematorium on site in 1915.
The cemetery was one of the first Victorian cemeteries to open in London and is home to over 65 listed monuments. Known as the South Metropolitan Cemetery when it first opened, Lambeth Council took over management of the site in 1965.
The site offers two chapels, the Hall of Memory, an oak columbarium and a recordia. The chapels are kept closed when services are not held, but visitors may visit the rest of the building during opening times.
Parking is available across the site.
Memorials available here
Our range of outdoor niche options are ideal for those who may not have decided on a final resting place.
We have a range of memorial plaques you can choose from to remember your loved ones.
Choose from our range of memorials to commemorate your loved one.