London Cemeteries

Cemeteries in London, England

London Cemeteries

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  • 857jennyryan
    Stoke-on-Trent, UK5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We enjoyed our visit very much and would thoroughly recommend the highlights tour. Julia Johnson was our tour guide and she was outstanding. Thank you, Julia, for all the interesting facts and stories, You made the visit really special. We stayed on after the tour (which was very generous time-wise) and wandered by ourselves afterwards in this extraordinary place. A real treat.
    Written 25 May 2024
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  • Capdan13
    Essex, UK1,139 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Well worth a visit. I was on my own , wandered in and found this a very sociable place. Plenty of joggers, walkers and people cutting through.
    You step through the gates away from the hum of the traffic and it is a very peaceful resting place for those within . For the visitor there are set places for dog walkers, regular police patrols, lots of people eating their lunches on the benches provided and many many graves. I visited due to the film, Sherlock Holmes being filmed partly here and as an amateur genealogist this is an absolute must. Did I find any 'famous' graves? No, it's like looking for a needle in a haystack however there are so many graves with amazing writing on them if only they could speak. I will go back I didn't cover half of it as I ran out of time.
    Written 5 May 2024
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  • mgg1234
    Clovis, CA28 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We were privileged to attend the monthly memorial service on the 23rd. It was touching and personal, demonstrating the dedication of the volunteers to maintaining and honoring the memory of the people buried here. We were both sure what to expect, but they were warm and welcoming, and shared a lot about the cemetery and people. Not a big or common London destination, but worth a visit.
    Written 24 March 2024
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  • keith h
    Chesham, UK1,173 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    So much to be gained from a visit , be it nature in the form of trees , plants , birds & insect life or interesting tombstones to be found - some commemorating people of local repute & interest.
    Tower Hamlets Cemetery is now a Park & a Nature Reserve with excellent work being done by The Friends of Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park Charity staff & volunteers.
    I first visited last year whilst exploring places of interest in the area & ended up staying & exploring for quite a while.
    Whilst it seems that the Park is an oasis in this built up area , you can , in fact, if you have the time & inclination , walk from Victoria Park , onto the Regent's Canal , into Mile End Ecological Park & cut across the green connecting strip of Ackroyd Drive to reach it , so keeping clear of roads & shops.
    This time I visited on purpose & enjoyed roaming around the pathways , admiring the Spring flowers & blossoms & it was a very relaxing experience.
    If you decide to visit , both Mile End & Bow tube stations are handily near.
    Not many people about at the time of my visit ; a few dog walkers & the odd couple enjoying the Spring sunshine.
    The Cemetery first opened in 1841 & is one of " The Magnificent Seven " created by the Victorians in answer to the shortage of burial space. These cemeteries ring London & are all of interest , the most famous being Highgate.
    Tower Hamlets Cemetery closed to burials in 1966.
    Written 21 April 2023
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  • Ian H
    Gravesend, UK557 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We had such an interesting day. We had a guided tour from one of the volunteers and he told us all sorts of interesting things. The cemetery has been taken over quite a bit by nature but that adds to its charm. As it was a heritage day we got to see the crypt too which obviously was creepy! The volunteers were all so welcoming & clearly work so hard. Had a refreshment area with lots of choices including lots of vegan ones which we were very impressed with!! A really interesting day!
    Written 10 September 2023
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  • Crazy_Jim_83
    London, UK1,579 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Not really fun just lots of graves and a church. Muddy paths. Lots of dog walkers. Salvation Army founders graves are prominent.
    Written 18 February 2024
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  • Rebecca B
    Essex, UK89 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wonderful place, atmospheric and interesting. The Waterloo trail available on line is Greta for anyone interested in the period.
    Written 9 August 2023
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  • RDS61
    Chester, UK1,990 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is a small but beautiful burial ground with monuments to some notable people from the past. It is not possible to walk around between the graves to see a particular monument are the graves a behind metal railings.
    There are areas to relax and reflect.
    Written 24 May 2024
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  • Crazy_Jim_83
    London, UK1,579 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    One of the lesser known seven but a great place to walk and take in the history of souls now past. There are many modern graves alongside the ancient which keeps this cemetery relevant. The gothic design is in good keeping and this is a place you must visit if in the area.
    Written 28 August 2023
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  • geocachegang
    London, UK462 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Excellent cafe next to the entrance behind the flower stall run by amazing staff with lovely food. Highly recommended.
    Written 3 March 2022
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  • M M
    Greater London, UK1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Absolutely fascinating, a hidden gem in North London
    Well worth a trip to discover some history in beautiful surroundings
    Written 9 March 2023
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  • chezzagriff
    Liverpool, UK68 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    This place is very easily walked past and unfortunately isnt open to the public, would have been given 5* if it was. Tours do operate but not very regularly. It was nice to see that people regarded their pets as they would humans and gave them a resting place and memorial headstone. R.I.P little guys.
    It can be seen through the gate on bayswater as you come out of the park past the lodge.
    Written 10 April 2018
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  • Ratskibeat
    Chesterfield, UK9 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Monument to honour all fallen UK police officers. The roll of honour documents all historical deaths of officer who have died in the line of duty.
    Written 13 January 2023
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  • 627pw2015
    Boston, MA286 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Loving the wild flowers left to grow this year, although the drunken affect of subsiding headstones is a little off-putting. Colour, songbirds, pollinators. A very special oasis.
    Written 8 August 2021
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  • ShaunH290
    London, UK2,671 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    The Charnel House is an example of what London has done so well in recent years - taking an old, often subterranean historical site and turned it into a modern tourist attraction. The London Mithraeum by the Bloomberg Building and the Amphitheatre under the Guildhall are other examples. All presented in a modern way, in this case going back to the Middle Ages, rather than Roman times, they are worth visiting if you are passing.
    Here the "glass surfboards" on the wall give lots of details, and a QR code behind the glass window leads to a lovely 3-D rendering of the site itself. The only downside is that there does not seem to be a website for the location, even though I have seen that some people have managed to get tours behind that glass.
    Written 16 January 2024
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