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Crossbones Graveyard

Redcross Way | Southwark, London, England
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Social history laid bare

Fascinating memorial, a testament to both social values and morality at the time and to how... read more

Reviewed 4 June 2017
David W
Maidenhead, United Kingdom
via mobile
A hidden piece of history amongst the modern jungle

Last minute find via Tripadvisor glad we made the effort. Staff very informative. Could easily be... read more

Reviewed 27 April 2017
United Kingdom
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Redcross Way | Southwark, London, England
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Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

Fascinating memorial, a testament to both social values and morality at the time and to how humanity has and is changing. Just a small piece of land which may be in the shadow of the railway but sheds much light on the past in this...More

Thank David W
Reviewed 27 April 2017 via mobile

Last minute find via Tripadvisor glad we made the effort. Staff very informative. Could easily be lost forever hope they win the fight.

2  Thank Debbihead
Reviewed 23 January 2017

Former graveyard for London prostitutes laid to rest in unconsecrated ground after being taxed by the church for their Labours Off the beaten track in Southwark but worth a visit to see how the locals are fighting to preserve this neglected area.

Thank Ian S
Reviewed 28 November 2016

Wow!! My daughter and I took the opportunity to visit the Crossbones Graveyard, and I'm so glad we did. Luckily when we arrived, the gardens were open, so we could walk around and sit quietly, there were shrines and altars all around the gardens. The...More

3  Thank Crissy H
Reviewed 30 October 2016

I quite liked this place, although there isn't a whole lot to see. Check ahead for when it is open so that you can walk inside, as the hours are limited. They are currently doing some landscape work and trying to keep the developers away....More

2  Thank JeffroNZ
Reviewed 28 October 2016

Just to say a big thank you to the two ladies, who we spoke too. These ladies give up their free time, along with other members to keep this memorial garden open to the public. The memorial garden is in remembrance of the sick, disabled,...More

1  Thank Dave C
Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

An oasis of calm in a busy city. The perfect place to get to grips with the grim and dirty past of London and understand who are the real villains in the plot. I was honoured to be part of a private ceremony. It will...More

4  Thank SJBaked
Reviewed 12 October 2016

I found this by accident and I was really quite moved that in a busy part of London some kind thoughtful people had taken the time to remember some poor souls from the past. Very thought provoking and it is places like this that make...More

3  Thank Kris B
Reviewed 28 July 2016

Crossbones was a medieval unconsecrated pauper Graveyard with about 15,000 bodies buried there lots of them prostitutes. Now a memorial garden is being very sensitively created it is very moving to walk around and there is a fence covered in votive ribbons messages and poems...More

1  Thank 70ish
Reviewed 5 July 2016

What was once a graveyard for prostitutes and the diseased is now a beautiful garden. I'm thankful volunteers have put their love into this place.

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7 September 2016|
Response from Rodney P | Reviewed this property |
Don't know. Maybe because it is now designated a memorial garden. Maybe there are historical reasons involving the church. Good question though.