The Colonnade, North Terrace

The Colonnade, North Terrace, Kensal Green Cemetery, Harrow Road, London W10 4RA View on map

Opened in 1833, the first commercial cemetery in London and one of the world's first garden cemeteries. The North Terrace Colonnade and Catacomb is located within the cemetery on the northern boundary. Listed Grade II and constructed in 1832-3 to the designs of John Griffith in Portland stone with un-fluted Greek Doric columns on a York stone terrace below which is a brick built catacomb.


Opening Arrangements

April - September: Monday - Saturday 9am - 6pm, Sunday 10am - 6pm; October - March: Monday - Saturday 9am - 5pm, Sunday 10am - 5pm; Bank Holidays 10am - 1:30pm. Last admittance to the grounds is 30 minutes before closing time. Please ensure you arrive at least 30 minutes before the closing time and make sure you leave enough time for your visit as gates are locked at the times stated above. The Cemetery opening times above are for the Crematorium gate opposite Hazel Road. The other gate, for pedestrian access only (near Ladbroke Grove) is locked one hour earlier.


Off A404 Harrow Road. Rail: Kensal Green (mainline) and Bakerloo line (underground). Bus: No 18.

Parking Spaces


Roadside parking available in the internal cemetery roads.

Disabled Access

  • Wheelchair access: Partial
  • Disabled Toilets: Yes
  • Assistance dogs: Yes