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Crossbones Graveyard, London

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#74 of 142 in Historic Sites in London
Cemetery Tourist Spot
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  • Fascinating memorial, a testament to both social values and morality at the time and to how humanity has and is changing. Just a small piece of land which may be in the shadow of the railway but sheds...  more »
  • Last minute find via Tripadvisor glad we made the effort. Staff very informative. Could easily be lost forever hope they win the fight.  more »
  • Former graveyard for London prostitutes laid to rest in unconsecrated ground after being taxed by the church for their Labours Off the beaten track in Southwark but worth a visit to see how the locals...  more »
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  • Crossbones is a centuries-old burial ground that's been transformed into a beautiful and vibrant community garden, respectfully honoring the history of the site. The Friends of Crossbones should be proud of what they've accomplished; if you're in the area as a worker or a visitor, it's a great place to sit and eat lunch on a sunny day!
  • An offbeat former burial ground maintained as a 'shrine' by "The Friends of Crossbones Garden" who are campaigning for the preservation of this contentious site. Quirky, poignant and bearing the hallmark of a communal cause celebre. Fascinating, slightly disconcerting but distinctly memorable.
  • Great community spirit. Relaxing place to eat lunch
  • Great local history..well worth a visit
  • This colorful, but haunting garden stands at the site of a pauper's grave, where many prostitutes -- known as the "Winchester Geese" -- found their final resting place. It is guarded by a ribbon-covered gate that serves as a memorial to the women buried there, to the lovingly remembered and to the sadly forgotten. As Southwark becomes brightier and shinier by the day, Crossbones is a poignant reminder of the borough's long and gritty history.