Crossbones Graveyard

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All that remains of an unconsecrated burial site where London’s poorest paupers were laid to rest, now a shrine to “the Outcast Dead” and a volunteer-led garden of remembrance.

Insider Tip

The graveyard holds a vigil at 7pm on the 23rd day of each month. There is an Order of Service template on the Crossbones website if you wish to attend and want to prepare for the ceremony.

Atlas Obscura
Medieval prostitute cemetery.  View full review from Atlas Obscura
Lonely Planet
One of the area’s more unconventional sights is this unconsecrated post-medieval burial ground. View full review from Lonely Planet
Lonely Planet
This peaceful, if slightly ramshackle garden sits on a site known as Crossbones, an unconsecrated burial ground where those living on the margins of society were buried until 1853 View full review from Lonely Planet
Address: London, England SE1 1SD
Phone: +44 20 7403 3393
Hours: Closed