Author(s): Peter Matthews
London's many cemeteries, churches and graveyards are the last resting places of a multitude of important people from many different walks of life. Politicians, writers and military heroes rub shoulders with engineers, courtesans, artists and musicians, along with quite a few eccentric characters. Arranged geographically, this comprehensive guide describes famous graves in all the major cemeteries and churches in Greater London, including Highgate, Kensal Green, Westminster Abbey, and St Paul's Cathedral, as well as the City churches and many suburban parish churches. The book gives biographical details, information on the monuments, and is richly illustrated. As well as being an historical guide, it also serves as an indispensable reference guide for any budding tombstone tourist.
An illustrated and informative guide to the final resting places of London's rich, famous, and royal residents, sure to appeal to anyone wishing for an alternative history of the British capital.
Peter Matthews worked for many years for the London Tourist Board, during which time he studied to become a registered London Blue Badge Guide. He has also written London for Families, London's Bridges and London's Statues and Monuments for Shire.
Introduction A Brief History of Burial in London City of London St Paul's Cathedral City of Westminster Westminster Abbey West London Brompton Cemetery Kensal Green Cemetery North London Highgate Cemetery Golders Green Crematorium East London South-East London West Norwood Cemetery South-West London Further Reading