Victorian Hearse

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Necropolis

19-Jul-15 • Andrew Murphy

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19-Jul-15 • Andrew Murphy

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Brompton Cemetery walk

A Victorian "Magnificent 7" parkland cemetery in Chelsea

History

This is a list of previous times this walk has been done by the club (since Jan 2010). For more recent events (since April 2015), full details are shown.

Updated: Mon, 08-Apr-19

Date # Post
Thu, 23-Aug-18 13

Evening Walk: Brompton Cemetery Exploration followed by Thames Path to Hammersmith

Short 20: Brompton Cemetery Exploration followed by Thames Path to Hammersmith T=Short.20

Distance: Approximately 5.5 miles or 9.0 km for those more metrically minded

Difficulty: 1 out of 10

Meet: West Brompton Tube Station (District Line) at 18:30, takes about 30 minutes from central London locations

Return: Hammersmith Tube…till late (Pick your color – District, Piccadilly, Circle, Ham &City)
I have been eyeing this short walk for a spell….as I have always thought Brompton Cemetery would make an interesting spot for an evening walk….The route has not been done before as it is a bit short in original formulation, but I think we could explore an extension down to the Thames via Imperial Wharf and along the Thames Path to Hammersmith, passing along the way: the Hurlingham Club, Fulham Palace and various wharfs and new developments…a mixed bag I guess….

The Blue Anchor on the riverbank in Hammersmith looks a good spot for post walk refreshies and meal for those who wish….

More information about the route can be found here. As there are no instructions for this walk, I would suggest also printing out the map page from the OS Map tab with the alternate route highlighted.


12 assembled outside the West Brompton tube station at roughly the appointed time and another caught up with us later along the Thames, making for 13 explorers on this new route. Most agreed that Brompton Cemetery was very atmospheric indeed with a large number of interesting monuments. It did not take long for us to find the Thames Path near Chelsea Harbor and we all found the refurbished Lot Road Power Station a marvel. The route along the Thames involved one long diversion thanks to the Tideway Project and the Hurlingham Club...but did become very pretty on the approach to Hammersmith in the fading light. Most had drinks and/or food in a very busy Blue Anchor...starting outside and eventually moving inside when some tables cleared....gone are those balmy nights of early summer.....