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Bunhill Fields

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Address: 38 City Rd, London, London EC1Y 1AU, England
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Great venue for a relaxed, informative visit .

We went here early one morning in the break between Christmas and New Year . The graves of some very interesting folk are here - non conformist writers , leaders of religious... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 30 December 2016
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

We went here early one morning in the break between Christmas and New Year . The graves of some very interesting folk are here - non conformist writers , leaders of religious societies and missionary movements . Very notable graves and memorials are William Blake , Daniel Defoe and John Bunyan. We forgot to call in advance to arrange a... More 

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Manchester
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

Quiet green area to escape from the busy streets. Makes a useful cut-through to the Barbican and Farringdon

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Pleasant walking area set around the graves of some influential and historical people of the past, including members of the Cromwell family, Daniel Defoe and John Bunyan, to name a few. Unfortunately yet understandably a good number of the gravestones are situated behind iron railings, yet those of the more well known individuals are clear to see, so long as... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

Visited here today with my two young children. I studied William Blake at school so was curious to have a quick look. It's a very old cemetery and quite atmospheric. There's a little park next door which would be a nice place to take a rest. The grave of Daniel Defoe can also be found there (next to William Blake).

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McMinnville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2016

The many reviews tell about this place and the people buried here, including Suzannah Wesley. People writing reviews for this place need to inform themselves that some 'dissenters' were buried here, but dissenter is NOT the same as atheist. I was disappointed that we could not take the gravel paths through the tombstones, but I understand the desire to maintain... More 

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The Potteries
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2016

Bunhill Fields is London’s oldest Nonconformist cemetery, and best known as the burial place of John Bunyan, Daniel Defoe and William Blake. Its name derives from ‘bone hill’ and there may have been a Saxon burial ground on part of the site. Much of the site is enclosed with iron railings, although occasional guided tours are apparently available. It is... More 

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Grimsby, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016

Saw Bunhill Fields on our way back from St Pauls enroute to our hotel. Decided to have a look around, there are some very famous residents (see photos) John Wesley's house and chapel is just across the road

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2015

We visited Bunhill Fields burial grounds to try to locate Suzannah Wesley's grave. We were not able to locate it, even with the map provided near the entrance. However, we did find the graves of William Blake, Daniel DeFoe and John Bunyan. We found out later that Isaac Watts, the famous hymn writer, is buried there, too. Many of the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2015

The only way to walk amongst the gravestones is on a guided tour. I found out this place from a flyer about Garden Walks in the City of London. citygardenwalks.com Walk programme is from 1 Apr to 31 Oct, no booking required, cost £8. This tour ran on a Wednesday at 12.30pm. Meet at the attendant's hut at the centre... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2015

This is London's oldest non-conformist cemetary. Non-conformist means that those interred in this beautiful and peaceful plot were not memebers of any established religion. They were agnostics or atheists. Apart from the notables buried here, it is a peaceful oasis in the heart of North London. English Renaissance artillery practised here before the cemetary was established. Among the many notables... More 

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