31 Days Of Halloween in London - West Norwood Cemetery & Catacombs

3 Oct 2019
Published in London
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West Norwood Cemetery & Catacombs


Hidden deep in South Eastern London is West Norwood Cemetery, a 40 acre Victorian graveyard built in 1837 to deal with the overflow of the dead in harsher times. It contains over 65 listed monuments. Once known as the "South Metropolitan Cemetery" it is one of the "Magnificent Seven" cemeteries of London and since its construction it is now a site of major historical, architectural and ecological importance.

But what makes it really spooky are the catacombs beneath the ground, under the graves. Long dank dark tunnels teeming with the dead. Please note that the catacombs are not always open to the public, they do hold special tours every now and then. There are regular tours for the cemetery, click here to find out more.




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