The Magnificent Seven Cemeteries: A Photographic exhibition

This is an exhibition of works taken during the meet ups by our members in the London Film Photography Meetup Group.

The Magnificent Seven are seven cemeteries built in the suburbs of London from 1832 to 1841. A rapid population growth in the 1800s resulted in a lack of burial space which was relieved by creating suburban cemeteries, independent of the parish church, around the edge of London. They are; Abney Park, Brompton, Highgate, Kensal Green, Nunhead, Tower Hamlets and West Norwood.

In an era before the large urban parks, Regent’s Park was first opened to the public in 1835, initially only for two days a week and Victoria Park opened 1845, these cemeteries became popular places for the public.

They all have a distinctive character. Tower Hamlets is one of London’s largest urban woodlands and nature reserve, a site of important for nature conservation. Brompton has a strong military influence while Highgate is also busting with tourist because of its famous residents.


Launch 7.30pm Monday 24th of July
Exhibtion Dates: 24th of July to the 4th of August

388 Old Street, Shoreditch, London, EC1V 9LT
Opening hours: Mon – Fri 10am – 11pm Sat – Sun 12pm – 11pm

Entry fee: £5

Kensal Rise Cemetary © Charles Binns

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