London cemeteries to visit before you die
There’s nothing morbid about spending time in a cemetery. As wildlife havens and architectural delights they offer much-needed green spaces, and their well-managed wildernesses allow rural escape without the journey. That profoundly peaceful nature means no noisy interruptions of the type you find in a park: kids playing, loud conversations, grunt-accompanied workouts… The celebrated ‘magnificent seven’, which ring London, are enormous private cemeteries built in the early 19th century to alleviate overcrowding in parish burial grounds.
By Adrienne Wyper