London's Best Gravestones

By Londonist Staff Last edited 19 months ago
London's Best Gravestones

If a gravestone is something to remember you by, better make it memorable. London has some absolute crackers, including sphinxes, sleeping cats... and unconventional epitaphs.

A gravestone found at an old burial ground near Liverpool Street rail station
Source Huffingtonpost
Old gravestone in Greenwich
Source Capturedlondon
The grave of Douglas Adams in Highgate Cemetery. Note the memorial pens, left by his fans
Source Mandytjie
St John's Wood churchyard
Source Leesmudget
St John's Wood churchyard
Source Leesmudget
A heart shapes gravestone in Fulham Cemetery
Source Borninaboot
A peeping tomb, St John's Wood churchyard
Source Leesmudget
Obscured memorial, St Alfege, Greenwich
Source Urbansquirrel
The gravestone of William Blake and his wife in Bunhill Fields. Despite the gravestone, nobody knows exactly where he's buried
Source Sugarfreegum
Blessed are the dead, Kensal Green Cemetery
Source Parkerb
Blackbird on a grave, Kensal Green Cemetery
Source Parkerb
A simple black and white shot in Kensal Green Cemetery
Source Parkerb
Is that mist, a lens flair, or a ghost? Odd shot in Highgate cemetery
Source Mental Gentle
Skull and crossbones The Parish Church Of St John, Hampstead
Source Awatsonone
Highgate Cemetary
Source Lazyobit
The much-loved Bunhill Fields Burial Grounds on City Road
Source Capturedlondon
A row of graves in Highgate Cemetery
Source Elodie London
Spooky Highgate Cemetery
Source Hannawears
Nature finds a way, Highgate Cemetary
Source Masonjartours
Weeping angel, Margravine Cemetery
Source Sugarfreegum
One from the Margravine Cemetery in Fulham
Source Sugarfreegum
Closeup of an angel in Highgate Cemetery
Source Dupuy55
The feline gravestone of Anna Clare Bootle, Highgate Cemetery
Source Findagrave
The distinctive gravestone of Karl Marx, Highgate Cemetery
Source Theatlantic
Old St. Pancras’ Hardy Tree
Source Thestreettree
The Hardy Tree, an ash in St Pancras churchyard surrounded by former tombstones, and named after the famous novelist who once worked here
Source Kuriositas
Well, that's to the point. A novel grave in Highgate Cemetery
Source Highgatecemetery
The gravestone of broadcaster and prankster Jeremy Beadle, Highgate Cemetery
Source Highgatecemetery
"Rise like lions...". Paul Foot's grave in Highgate Cemetery
Source Highgatecemetery
The gravestone of Mansoor Hekmat, Iranian Marxist theorist in Highgate Cemetery
Source Highgatecemetery
Austrian sculptor Anna Mahler Highgate Cemetery
Source Highgatecemetery
A sleeping dog on the tomb of boxing champ Tom Sayers, Highgate Cemetery
Source Cnn
The tentish grave of the explorer Richard Burton, St Mary Magdalen Roman Catholic Church, Mortlake
Source Cnn
A sphinx in Kensal Green Cemetery
Source Cnn

Last Updated 20 February 2017