West Norwood Cemetery

One of London's 'Magnificent Seven' cemeteries. West Norwood Cemetery has the privilege of historic monuments, catacombs, cremation plots and a columbarium within the crematorium.

Construction on site

To maintain safe conditions for staff, contractors and visitors, there will be some areas which will be restricted for access over the construction period. We continue to ensure 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. First known as the South Metropolitan Cemetery when it first opened, Lambeth Council took over management of the site in 1965.

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.

Friends of West Norwood

FOWNC aims to increase knowledge and appreciation of West Norwood Cemetery.

Visitor access hours

November to March
Weekdays: 8.00am-4.00pm
Weekends and bank holidays: 10.00am-4.00pm
Christmas Day: 10.00am-2.30pm

April to October
Weekdays: 8.00am-6.00pm
Weekends and bank holidays: 10.00am-6.00pm

Cemetery offices - currently closed to walk ins.
Monday-Friday: 8.00am-4.00pm
(Closed weekends and bank holidays)

How to get here

West Norwood Cemetery and Crematorium
Norwood Road
West Norwood
SE27 9JU

Public transport

Buses: 2, 68, 196, 315, 322, 432 and 468

Train: West Norwood