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Bunhill Fields, London

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Bunhill Fields is a former burial ground in the London Borough of Islington, north of the City of London, now managed as a public garden by the City of London Corporation. It is about 1.6ha in extent, although historically it was much larger.It was in use as a burial ground from 1665 until 1854, by which date approximately 123,000 interments were estimated to have taken place. Over 2,000 monuments remain. It was particularly favoured by Nonconformists, and contains the graves of many notable people, including John Bunyan (died 1688), author of The Pilgrim's Progress; Daniel Defoe (died 1731), author of Robinson Crusoe; William Blake (died 1827), artist, poet, and mystic; Susanna Wesley (died 1742), known as the "Mother of Methodism" through her education of sons John and Charles; Thomas Bayes (died 1761), statistician and philosopher; and Isaac Watts (died 1748), the "Father of English Hymnody".Nearby was a separate Quaker burial ground, sometimes also known by the name Bunhill Fields, which was in use from 1661 to 1855. George Fox (died 1691), one of the founders of the Quaker movement, was among those buried here. Its remains are also now a public garden, Quaker Gardens, managed by the London Borough of Islington.
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  • Find this place gave us a bit of work. I think that this is not your typical attractions for tourists, but still offers an interesting experience. Just inside the entrance is the map, which contains the most famous gravestones.
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  • I went to visit the tomb of John Bunyam, the Pilgrim's progress was a book that marked my childhood; It is a daunting place, ancient tombs Moss in a small cemetery in the middle of the big city, peace, squirrels and walking or sitting to think awhile.
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  • This a a lovely place to visit on a spring day. Unfortunately I visited Bunhill especially for the guided tour. Several people waited until 12.45 but no guide turned up despite the lady coming out a m...  more »
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  • Lovely historic place just off a busy main road. There are benches where you can sit and enjoy a little peace and quiet away from the bustle of London. There are some fairly tame squirrels that will come right up to you if you bring them food.
  • Nice gothic cemetery. William blake is buried here...also...super friendly squirrels.
  • It was one of the most stunning places I have been in London. Monument of Daniel Defoe is must see.
  • lovely park with massive trees - quite and peaceful. lots of friendly squirrels. nice place for a lunch break.
  • very nice old cemetery, but graves and stones are in a very bad shape (it‘s a shame). Daniel Defoe and William Blake have their rest here.

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