Southwark's Lost Burial Grounds Walk

This event has finished Took place on: Saturday, 4th Nov 2017

There may not be many traces of them left today, but Southwark was once home to many burial grounds, from plague pits and poor grounds to rural churchyards and graveyards hemmed in by houses and industrial buildings. To tell the story of these burial grounds is to tell the story of Southwark, its churches and hospitals, and the people who lived and died there - rich, poor, and everyone in between. This guided walk will tell the story of these lost and often long-forgotten graveyards, taking in a circular route around Southwark and finishing up back at Southwark Cathedral.


the history behind Cross Bones and Dead Man's Place

the people who had a graveyard in their front garden

the story behind Southwark's Flemish community and their burial ground

why many of Southwark's dead are now buried in Surrey

visit the tomb of Thomas Guy who is laid to rest in the crypt of Guy's Hospital Chapel (not normally open to the public)

Your tour guide will be Caroline Swan: historian, graveyard enthusiast and author of the popular Flickering Lamps blog.

This walk will take 1.5 hours and starts from the Cathedral Welcome Desk at the West Entrance.

Cost: £10

Contact and Booking Details

More information at this website.

Reserve tickets at this website or send an email to or telephone 020 7367 6734.

2017-11-04 2017-11-04 Europe/London Southwark's Lost Burial Grounds Walk Explore the lost burial grounds of Southwark including a visit to the crypt of Guy's Hospital Chapel. Southwark Cathedral,London Bridge,London,London

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