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Crossbones Graveyard

Redcross Way | Southwark, London, England
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One of London's secret places.

Say 'London' to anyone and instantly they will think of Big Ben, Buckingham Palace, St Paul's, and... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Greater London, United Kingdom
Truly precious land

For all its gruesome history this is truly one of the most peaceful and calming places I've ever... read more

Reviewed 17 September 2017
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“poor souls” (4 reviews)
Redcross Way | Southwark, London, England
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Say 'London' to anyone and instantly they will think of Big Ben, Buckingham Palace, St Paul's, and all the other iconic sites tourists know so well. But London is an ancient city with a long, colourful history. And old cities with long histories often have...More

Thank countyroamer
Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

For all its gruesome history this is truly one of the most peaceful and calming places I've ever been. Make sure you get someone who can give you a bit of a tour. It's history is amazing. We can't let places like this be built...More

Thank SJBaked
Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

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 much light on the past in this...More

Thank David W
Reviewed 27 April 2017 via mobile

Last minute find via Tripadvisor glad we made the effort. Staff very informative. Could easily be lost forever hope they win the fight.

2  Thank Debbihead
Reviewed 23 January 2017

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 are fighting to preserve this neglected area.

Thank Ian S
Reviewed 28 November 2016

Wow!! My daughter and I took the opportunity to visit the Crossbones Graveyard, and I'm so glad we did. Luckily when we arrived, the gardens were open, so we could walk around and sit quietly, there were shrines and altars all around the gardens. The...More

3  Thank Crissy H
Reviewed 31 October 2016

I quite liked this place, although there isn't a whole lot to see. Check ahead for when it is open so that you can walk inside, as the hours are limited. They are currently doing some landscape work and trying to keep the developers away....More

2  Thank JeffroNZ
Reviewed 28 October 2016

Just to say a big thank you to the two ladies, who we spoke too. These ladies give up their free time, along with other members to keep this memorial garden open to the public. The memorial garden is in remembrance of the sick, disabled,...More

1  Thank Dave C
Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

An oasis of calm in a busy city. The perfect place to get to grips with the grim and dirty past of London and understand who are the real villains in the plot. I was honoured to be part of a private ceremony. It will...More

4  Thank SJBaked
Reviewed 12 October 2016

I found this by accident and I was really quite moved that in a busy part of London some kind thoughtful people had taken the time to remember some poor souls from the past. Very thought provoking and it is places like this that make...More

3  Thank Kris B
Even before the arrival of the instantly iconic Shard,
the riverside scene in Southwark had moved well beyond
any up-and-coming phase of development. For quite some
time, locals and out-of-towners alike have loved
browsing the boutiques of Bermondsey High Street,
foraging through the bounteous stalls at centuries old
foodie haven Borough Market, and flocking to the banks
of the Thames to enjoy some of Britain's biggest
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7 September 2016|
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Response from Rodney P | Reviewed this property |
Don't know. Maybe because it is now designated a memorial garden. Maybe there are historical reasons involving the church. Good question though.