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Small cemetery with historic graves

A newspaper item about Blake's grave alerted us to this small cemetery surrounded on all sides by... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Ballarat, Australia
One of the City's unexpected gems

I've worked in and walked round the City for decades, but never knew this cemetery was here... read more

Reviewed October 11, 2018
Nicholas H
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A newspaper item about Blake's grave alerted us to this small cemetery surrounded on all sides by busy London. The cemetery is a refreshing oasis, with some seating in the areas accessible to the public - much of the burial area is out of bounds...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank AussiesBallarat
Reviewed November 20, 2018

We stumbled on this area because our rental was so close....otherwise we wouldn't have gone. It's beautiful, calm, serene, and a lovely place to visit...with some real hidden gems!!

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed October 13, 2018

A very quiet relaxing spot with several interesting graves - including the new Blake marker - not the easiest to read (flat with earth and leaves on it - a lot of squirrels!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Whatbob
Reviewed October 11, 2018

I've worked in and walked round the City for decades, but never knew this cemetery was here. Immediately behind the equally unexpected Hon Artillery Company's cricket ground and off the City Road just before Old Street's Silicon Roundabout, there are 1.6 hectares of burials. These...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Nicholas H
Reviewed August 14, 2018

Within the crowds and busy streets, it is this beautiful and peaceful place. William Blake ,Daniel Daffoes resting places. Nice community garden. Islington residents had to fight for the grounds to be intact as couple of years ago the mayor decided to demolish and build...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed August 12, 2018

This lovely old cemetery in ECI is new to me but a real treat. It's fun to wander through and to read the various gravestones, and come across well know names like that of Daniel Defoe and Susannah Wesley. (The Wesley Chapel is nearby).There's current...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Gakeitse
Reviewed August 3, 2018

This is a popular walk through short cut park to other areas and one which locals were taking quite often and as one can see has some very interesting and famous 'residents' within the park that would also be popular to look at and 'visit'...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 10, 2018

This cemetery was outside of ancient London's city walls. Inside the city walls there were as many as 100 churches each with cemeteries for those members in good and regular standing. But where would you be interred if you were not "a member in good...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank paxnrth
Reviewed June 12, 2018

A very interesting cemetery, last used for burials in the mid-1800's. It contains the graves of Daniel Defoe, William Blake and John Bunyan. Worth wandering around to read the headstones of the ordinary people and families buried there. There's quite a bit of information displayed...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank headbeeguy
Reviewed March 1, 2018

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 and free to visit....More

Date of experience: February 2018
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