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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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  • the cemetery itself I don't think merits more than 3 stars, the tombs, even of the most famous people, are covered by MOSS and leaves, though overall is clean, starbucks cups visas on the first day had been take off the next. The wonderful thing are squirrels fatties who live in the trees of the cemetery that if you start to get closer with little shyness. If you drop a crumb then you arrive to the feet. are a colony of at least a dozen animals, delightful. my daughter has them appreciated well over hamleys or tower bridge!
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  • This place has always been on my list of places to visit. It is based in the London borough of Islington and was used as a burial ground for nonconformists from 1665 - 1854. It is now a Grade I park a...  more »
  • So sad to see the gravestones with sometimes whole families buried there with their children. A very interesting place.  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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