'Where can you find a dog that guards his master’s grave for eternity, or the cemetery that inspired Bram Stoker’s Dracula?'
London’s cemeteries are places of peace and tranquillity, but they are also a fascinating barometer of the capital’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 London’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 – with detailed reviews for each cemetery complete with a who’s who of famous permanent residents, along with opening times and travel information.