|The grave of Daniel Defoe.|
The first burials took place, at Bunhill Fields, took place in 1665 and continued until 1854. Some 123,000 people are said to have been interred, here, although only 2,000 monuments remain. When it was opened Bunhill Fields covered some 11 acres, but now covers just 4 acres. Some of this space is open park, where you can sit beneath the surrounding trees, in relative peace and quiet.
Some of the more famous people to be buried here are Daniel Defoe (author of Robinson Crusoe), William Blake (artist and poet) and John Bunyan (author of The Pilgrim's Progress).
Bunhill Fields is Grade I listed and is maintained by the City of London Corporation.