Bunhill Fields

Bunhill Fields, London

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
The area
Address
Neighborhood: Islington
How to get there
  • Old St • 4 min walk
  • Moorgate • 8 min walk

4.5
70 reviews
Excellent
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Very good
34
Average
8
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Goannas
Comet, Qld1,662 contributions
Small, quiet space with some big names
Apr 2019
Some big names buried here, as well as some lesser known and unknown ones. A nice, quiet space in the city. Would be good to do the guided walk on another visit.
Written November 18, 2019
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futtock21
London, UK11,094 contributions
Pretty dreary on a wet day
Oct 2019 • Solo
Bunhill Fields comprises 1.6 hectares of burial ground next to the Artillery Company headquarters in City Road within the London Borough of Islington but owned and run by the City of London Corporation. It is the final resting place for upwards of 120,000 bodies and is best known for its Nonconformist associations, including William Blake, Daniel Defoe, John Bunyan and Susannah Wesley. There are 75 listed tombs. Its current layout with paths and tres dates from the 1860s. A public garden designed by Peter Shepheard was laid out in its northern half in the 1960s.
Written October 12, 2019
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Camilla Areddia
Rome, Italy91 contributions
Very interesting place
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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Jannerbloke
Devon, UK11,479 contributions
Must visit.
Mar 2019
Closed to interments for a century and more after in excess of 120,000 burials, now raised to Grade 1 Park status and well looked after and most important radicals. We came because of the comparatively new memorial stone to William Blake, a simple but entirely fitting marker of the great man.
Written September 9, 2019
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PadreJose
Lithgow, Australia353 contributions
A haven of peace and reflection
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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SiRi C
Nowhere, Oklahoma, United States120 contributions
Still burning bright...
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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Michael P
Haddenham, UK550 contributions
A piece of antiquity buried deep in London.
Jul 2019 • Family
One of the beauties of London is being surprised at what may be around the corner. Here it is - a slice of 18th Century antiquity beside the ground of the Honourable Artillery Company HQ in City Road. Wesley and Bunyan are buried here and would be an astonishing place to visit very early on a cold November day.
Written July 25, 2019
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macedonboy
Glasgow, UK151,202 contributions
Bunhill Fields Containing Some Notables
Mar 2019 • Solo
Bunhill Fields is a former burial ground close to London's Silicon Roundabout. Nowadays it's more of a public garden with benches where many of the office works have their lunch. Over 2,000 monuments still remain and contains the graves of many notable people, including John Bunyan, author of The Pilgrim's Progress, Daniel Defoe , author of Robinson Crusoe and Susanna Wesley, "mother of Methodism", with the home church of Methodism just across from the eastern entrance of the fields.

Not a must see, but happy hunting for the monuments of authors who left me with many good memories.
Written March 31, 2019
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Janet C
Stockport, UK1,966 contributions
Oasis in the middle of the city
Jan 2019 • Solo
Stumbled across this small cemetery with its old graves it is like a little oasis surrounded by the bustling city. Very peaceful and interesting to see the old gravestones
Written February 28, 2019
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AussiesBallarat
Ballarat, Australia757 contributions
Small cemetery with historic graves
Oct 2018 • Couples
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 - and other graves of interest include Bunyan's and the tomb of Dame Mary Page - with a vivid description of her medical condition carved for the world to see. The Wesley grave is a pointer to the presence of John Wesley's chapel, grave and museum just across the road.
Written January 15, 2019
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  • Mon - Fri 8:00 AM - 6:30 PM
  • Sat - Sun 9:30 AM - 6:30 PM
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