Nunhead Cemetery

Opening times

Nunhead Cemetery is open daily and the following times apply:

  • 1 April to 3 October, 8.30am to 7pm
  • 4 October to 31 October, 8.30am to 5pm
  • 1 November to 28 February, 8.30am to 4pm
  • 1 March to 31 March, 8.30am to 5pm

Location

Linden Grove, SE15
Entrances - Linden Grove and Limesford Road

How to get there

Car / bike - parking available near both entrances
Cycle - racks available near both entrances
Rail - Nunhead Station
Buses - 78, 343, 484, P12

Facilities and features

  • nature reserve - includes a diverse range of native / exotic plants and a wildlife haven with 16 species of butterfly
  • guided tours - Friends of Nunhead Cemetery (FONC) run tours on the last Sunday of every month at 2.15pm; tours meet at the Linden Grove gates

Find a grave

The cemetery is nearly full and burials now carried out are in family plots.

If you wish to find a grave, you can view records at:

Southwark Council Cemeteries and Crematorium
Camberwell New Cemetery
Brenchley Gardens
London
SE23 3RD

0207 525 5600

If you contact us with the square and the grave number, we'll do our best to locate the grave.

Please note some areas of the cemetery are no longer safe to access

About the park

Nunhead Cemetery is one of Southwark's hidden treasures. It has many magnificent monuments in memory of the most important people of the day as well as smaller headstones that mark common or public burials.

Nunhead Cemetery's history, architecture and stunning views make it a fascinating and beautiful place to visit. While much of the cemetery is mysterious and overgrown, many of its features have recently been restored to their former glory (thanks to support from the Friends of Nunhead Cemetery funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund and Southwark Council).

History of the park

Nunhead Cemetery opened in 1840 and is the second largest Victorian cemetery in London. It was reopened in May 2001 after an extensive restoration project funded by Southwark Council and the Heritage Lottery Fund. Fifty memorials were restored along with the beautiful Anglican Chapel, designed by Thomas Little.

Last updated: 25 July 2017