Bunhill Fields – Home to the Famous

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London is one of the most visited places in the world and it not a surprise. There is a lot to do in this place and you will instantly fall in love with it. If you want to visit some of the most famous places, the London Eye and the Big Ben are very good picks popular among many. Another famous place that you should visit is the Bunhill Fields. Located towards the north of the city of London. Bunhill Fields is a cemetery that has some of the most famous graves in history which has been in use during the 17th and 19th century. The total land area is 4 hectares and this can now be visited by the general public.

Managed by the City of London, the Bunhill Fields after its closure as a cemetery, opened as a community garden and became very popular. Today it is visited by folk who want to use the place to relax, not to mention those who are enthralled by the field’s rich history and those who want to see the graves. There are some very notable graves here and among them you will find the graves of Thomas Bayes, who was a friend of Richard Price, the great mathematician, John Bellers, who was a political leader and writer and also the famous William Blake, poet, mystic and engraver.

When you get to Bunhill Fields make sure to hop over to the Quaker Burial ground which is located next door. This was mainly used for nonconformists and is also the burial place of George Fox! So the next time you make a visit to London, take the road less traveled and check out these amazing sites and learn the history behind these honoured individuals. Among the hustle and bustle of the London city, this place provides the perfect escape for those who can spare the time. Looking for a place to stay here is no problem at all. Simple check out health and wellness retreats for a satisfying stay. A wellness retreat such as COMO Shambhala provides the perfect ambiance and service for a holiday well deserved.

 

Jayani Senanayake is a writer who dabbles in travel and all things exotic. Under the pseudonym of Caliope Sage, she writes of the allures that must simply be discovered.Google+

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