City of London Cemetery and Crematorium, London

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#151 of 265 in Historic Sites in London
The City of London Cemetery and Crematorium is a cemetery and crematorium in the east of London. It is owned and operated by the City of London Corporation. It is designated Grade I on the Historic England National Register of Historic Parks and Gardens.

Anyone can be interred at the City of London Cemetery irrespective of city connections or religious beliefs. At the City of London Cemetery and Crematorium, they reuse old graves which have not been used for more than 75 years, and which are known to have depth for at least two more burials. English Heritage has listed many burial grounds and says it has no objection to the reuse of graves in principle, as long as heritage is protected.
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  • Lovely tranquil cemetery.unfortunately had to bury my young sister in law here. But this cemetery in the midst of london is well kept & looked after.  more »
  • Isn't it's weird to write a review about the Cemetery and crematorium? It is, but I hope this review will help someone. (In decision making or just a simple visit to walk around and clear your head...  more »
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  • The unmarked grave of Joseph Merrick - who is better known as the Elephant Man - has been traced after nearly 130 years, it has been claimed. Merrick had a skeletal and soft tissue deformity which saw him as a freak show attraction, then a medical curiosity. His skeleton has been preserved at the Royal London Hospital since his death. But author Jo Vigor-Mungovin says she has now discovered Merrick's soft tissue was buried in the City of London Cemetery after he died in 1890.
  • Having visited on numerous occasions and was always complimentary on the condition of the cemetery a party of four of us visited quite recently. We were all in agreement that the standard of some of the areas had dropped off alarmingly. Broken gravestones and unkept grass areas were in abundance. Sadly we were very disappointed as we as a group have quite a few loved ones there. Let's hope it doesn't deteriorate to make it become a chore to visit.

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