Thursday, June 7, 2018

London June 2017 Day 3 – Cemetery Hopping

As it was Wednesday we spent the morning in Harrow with our friends at Belmont Hall where they have an open coffee morning on Wednesdays. When we mentioned our intention to visit the old cemetery in St. Pancras they told us of the one where John Bunyan’s tomb was.

So first we travelled to Moorgate tube station (very convenient as there is a Metropolitan Line connection from Harrow-on-the-Hill) and from there to Bunhill Fields Burial Ground. We walked past some of the new glass towers blighting London’s inner city and shutting out the sun before we reached the cemetery with its old grave stones and tombs carrying interesting inscriptions. There were also benches where at the time many workers from the surrounding offices sat and had their lunch.

Afterwards we visited St. Pancras Old Church and cemetery. The church is one of the oldest in England and the cemetery contains the Hardy Tree. This tree is surrounded by gravestones and meanwhile has partly covered them.

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