Bunhill Fields burial ground was a working cemetery from the late 17th Century to the middle of the 19th Century. It was a burial site for Nonconformists and contains many notable graves including William Blake, John Bunyan and Thomas Hardy.It is located in the London Borough of Islington but in 1867 it became a public spaced managed by the City of London. The 1.6 hectares of Bunhill Fields are an oasis of calm and greenery in a busy, congested locality just north of the City of London’s square mile.
The Burial ground’s historic significance has been recognized by its designation as a grade II listed building, as part of the Bunhill Fields Burial ground and Finsbury Square conservation areas.
October to March: Weekdays from 7.30am to 4.00pm, Weekends and Bank Holidays from 9.30am to 4.00pm
April to September: Weekdays from 7.30am to 7pm, Weekends and Bank Holidays from 9.30am to 7pm
Enclosed areas: Some of the graves are behind railings. Most areas can be seen from the main paths, however if you wish to enter an enclosed area please visit the site between 1 – 3pm Monday – Friday when an attendant will be available to open the gates or call the City Gardens Office on 020 7374 4127 to arrange an appointment.
For a leaflet or further information on Bunhill Fields Burial Ground, please telephone the City Gardens office on 020 7374 4127 or download from the link below.