London Parks & Gardens Trust

Bloomsbury to Shoreditch and back

Bunhill Fields

Bunhill Fields

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Directions

Return to Bunhill Row and continue for a further 150 yards, as far as the entrance to Bunhill Fields. Walk along the path through the burial ground to the City Road at the far end.

Description

Bunhill is a corruption of 'Bone Hill', and the area was the site of burials for upwards of a thousand years. Among those buried here are John Bunyan (1628-88) and Isaac Watts (1674-1742); other memorials include a stone obelisk to Daniel Defoe (1661-1731) of 1870, and a headstone to William Blake (1702-61) and his wife.