London, Midweek Explorers - A Photowalk from Kensal Rise to Kensal Green visiting Kensal Green Cemetery

25 November 2019

11:00 - 15:00

Kensal Rise Station
Station Terrace Exit
United Kingdom
NW10 3JN


All comers£0.00 

This is a re-run of the event held on 20 November, in order to give all the chance to come along. Booking will open on 14/15 October - watch this space!

This month we will visit the Kensal area of north west London.  We will meet at 11.00am at Kensal Rise Station (Overground from Richmond, Clapham Junction and Stratford, route #6 and other buses).   Our meeting point will be Station Terrace exit.

We will have a coffee and briefly visit the Church of the Transfiguration on Chamberlayne Road, before heading down Chamberlayne Road towards Kensal Green, a mostly downhill walk.  There are many quirky shops and places to photograph (including a flower shop in an old Citroen van), We will reach the Harrow Road, which we cross and turn right to enter Kensal Green Cemetery via the East Gate. The cemetery is one of the Magnificent Seven Cemeteries (along with Brompton and Highgate both of which we have visited), and Gothic in atmosphere.

Here is a link to the hsitory on the website and here is a link to the Notable People who are buried there, including Sir Mark Isambard Brunel and Isambard Kingdom Brunel, the mathematician Charles Babbage, and the novelists Wilkie Colline, Anthony Trolloper and William Makepeace Thackeray.  Do take time to look at thse documents, as they are really quite informative and interesting.

After exploring the cemetery, we exit by the Top (West) gate where we adjourn to the Masons Arms for lunch

Nearby Kensal Green station offers a way home – Bakerloo line and Overground to Euston & Watford.

If you wish to explore further in your own time, the Paddington Branch of the Grand Union Canal is the other side of the cemetery, on the way to Ladbroke Grove and Notting Hill.



Image Church of the Transfiguration (c) Roger Towell ARPS

Cancellation policy

This event is free but numbers are limited. If you do book a place and find you are not longer able to come, please let us know so that someone else can have your place.

Judy Hicks
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Region: London