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Burial and cremation search

The City of London Cemetery and Crematorium has been open since 1856 and there are over 150 years of heritage recorded in the Cemetery Burial and Cremation Registers.

Online database Search burial registers

There are 88 Registers, weighing around 25kg each, with over 300 pages of recorded interments/cremations per register. Approximately 600,000 people have been interred here and with the remains of over 30 London Church yards also placed on the site, the figure is approaching 1 million.

Pre 1956 records

From 1856 - 1956 our registers weren't indexed so searching for an individual record can be a lengthy and time consuming process particularly without the exact date of death. The complexity and length of time it takes to search for a record is reflected in the cost for the searches. The more data you can gather before contacting us will result in a lower cost to find the information you require.

Please call 020 8530 2151 or email
For a full list of search prices please see our fees and charges.

Post 1998 records

From 1998 all our records were computerised, therefore we will happily conduct these searches free of charge, or you can search the online Burial Registers free of charge.

You will need to enter a month and year for both the start and end date of your search so have your search criteria ready. You may also use the burial number if it is known. Please note that the records are arranged by date of burial, not date of death.

Finally, if you would like to come to the Cemetery and search through our registers yourself, this service is free of charge but you must book an appointment to do this by calling 020 8530 2151 or emailing​

Online database Search burial registers