London – Waltham Forest (Borough of) – Chingford Mount Cemetery (Grave of Ronnie and Reggie Kray)

This large cemetery in Chingford Mount was opened in May 1884 and covers an enormous site, still being actively used.

I can’t claim to be a particularly huge fan of Ronnie Kray (1933-1995) and Reggie Kray (1933-2000), but they are a major part of London’s history, so I was interested in finding their grave. They have a family plot, but they were refused permission by the Home Office to come here in 1982 following the death of their mother Violet. I’m not sure that the family had any particular connection with Chingford, but this is one of the largest cemeteries where people living in the East End were buried. Incidentally, I don’t know what is in the flasks….

For anyone who wants to watch the funeral and burial of Ronnie Kray.

For anyone wanting to visit themselves, go in the main gate and head to the back left of the cemetery. I’ve created this professional image (I accept graphic design isn’t a strong point of mine) with a reddish circle to help find it.