'Where can you find a dog that guards his masterâ€™s grave for eternity, or the cemetery that inspired Bram Stokerâ€™s Dracula?'
Londonâ€™s cemeteries are places of peace and tranquillity, but they are also a fascinating barometer of the capitalâ€™s social history. Intriguing stories of courage, personal triumph and domestic tragedy lie behind the gravestones and mausolea, many of which are masterpieces of commemorative art. Today Londonâ€™s cemeteries are also valued as a habitat for flora and fauna and are great destinations for wildlife lovers.
This pocket guide will give you all the information you need to explore over 80 cemeteries â€“ with detailed reviews for each cemetery complete with a whoâ€™s who of famous permanent residents, along with opening times and travel information.