Bunhill Fields
Bunhill Fields
4.5
8:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Saturday
9:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Sunday
9:30 AM - 6:30 PM
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The area
Address
Neighborhood: Islington
How to get there
  • Old St • 4 min walk
  • Moorgate • 8 min walk
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4.5
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RDS61
Chester, UK1,993 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Solo
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 May 24, 2024
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clare_bewick
Bradford, UK27 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
As a taphophile, this cemetery has been on my list for a while. So glad I got to have a wander around today!
I love that they have turned a lot of it into wildlife havens. There was so much bird chatter and it felt very peaceful amongst hustle and bustle of London.
Lots of beautiful grave markers to admire and so much history to this little area.
Written February 22, 2024
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Camilla Areddia
Rome, Italy91 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019
A cemetery much visited by tourists and Londoners who come here just for lunch. The squirrels that populate it are curious and friendly.
Written September 9, 2019
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Trek18733
Baltimore, MD1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Its best to buy a map before going so you can see where people are buried. There are quite a number of amous people there both religously and secular. SOme of the names are John Gill, Susanna Welsey, Daniel Defoe, members of the Cromwell family and others.
Written November 30, 2003
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PadreJose
Lithgow, Australia425 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019 • Couples
Bunhill Fields is a traditional burial ground in the heart of London's east end. Among others it is the last resting place of John Bunyan, William Blake and Daniel Dafoe. It lies on City Road, directly opposite the Wesley Capel. Well worth a visit. L
Written September 6, 2019
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Adam B
London62 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Full of all manner of tombs, thus is the oldest cemetery in London for non-conformists I.e not part of the church of England. It's free and worth a wander, bring a guidebook to make sense of all the different tombs, then head to old st roundabout for a lovely coffee at the shoreditch grind - def not the living dead!
Written October 26, 2012
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tombillinge
Trumbull, CT1,162 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2012 • Couples
Apart from the fact that Blake, Defoe and Bunion are buried here (to name but a few), this is a very atmospheric cemetery with beautiful examples of 18th century headstones. People have been buried up at Bunhill (Bonehill) for centuries and an estimated 1,500 bodies rest there. Amazing considering how small it is.

I recommend visiting this interesting old cemetery.
Written May 1, 2012
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SiRi C
Nowhere, Oklahoma, United States118 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Couples
The burial place of William Blake and his beloved Catherine Blake, née Boucher: a fairly well maintained garden, with benches and tall trees. You can sit and think and rehears his poetry among people reading, having their lunch or just resting.
Written July 29, 2019
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paxnrth
Walla Walla, WA112 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 • Solo
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 and regular standing"? Well outside of the city on the "Bone Hill," of course. Cripplegate was one of 7 gates into ancient London (now called "The City" and mostly a warren of the world's banks and money markets). St. Gilles at Cripplegate is an old church just beyond this gate, and Bunhill Fields is a Cemetery a short distance beyond. Both the church and cemetery were friendly to religious non-conformists. Our ancestors had few atheists, but there were many who were unsatisfied with the state religion of England. Notable Christian church reformers like John Wycliffe who criticized the church were not welcome in proper state approved churchyards, so even 40 years after his death, his bones were dug up from the churchyard, burned, and the ashes dumped into the river! Bone Hill became Bunhill, became the place where non-conformist, Puritan, Independent, Free-thinking, Progressive Christians were buried outside of state sponsored religion. John Bunyan of Pilgrim's Progress was a Non-Conformist pastor, buried there. John Milton of Paradise Lost is buried in St. Giles. Susanna Wesley mother of John and Charles Wesley of Methodism lies there in Bunhill Fields. The Methodist Chapel borders this cemetery, and the Alder Street Prayer House where John Wesley's heart was "strangely warmed" by the gospel was a short distance away, now covered by the City of London Museum, but marked with a plaque. Daniel Defoe (Robinson Crusoe) was a non-conformist. So was chemist Michael Faraday, as was William Blake poet and artist. Methinks the Christian world has much to be grateful for believers willing to move beyond conformity and serve God and man as Independents and Religious Free thinkers. This Cemetery, St. Guiles at Cripplegate, The Methodist Chapel, The City of London Museum are all a few blocks apart and worth a thoughtful half day visit in honor of religious freedom of thought.
Written July 10, 2018
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FromMyWorldToYours
Toronto, Canada76 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2015
I am so glad I took the time to visit this cemetery. It was easy to find, not too out of the way and definitely worth it. In fact, a highlight of my trip. The cemetery was used in the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries for those considered to be nonconformists for the time including William Blake and Daniel Defoe.Totally serene and absolutely beautiful. The gravestones were so old they were difficult to read.....which made it an even more special place.
Written July 5, 2015
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