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Very moving

We read about this on tripadvisor and decided to stop by as it sounded intriguing. It was much more... read more

Reviewed 25 June 2018
sheila s
A return visit is in order

Crossbones is somewhere that has been on my list of places to visit for a while now. Unfortunately... read more

Reviewed 9 November 2017
Ruth L
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Redcross Way | Southwark, London, England
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Reviewed 6 July 2018

Visited here briefly as part of our Ghost Bus Tour. Hadn't heard ot it before. Englightening, and read up more on it after my visit. A very important part of London history.

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Reviewed 25 June 2018

We read about this on tripadvisor and decided to stop by as it sounded intriguing. It was much more than that. The story behind it and the sentiments posted we very moving. Definitely worth a visit. Expecting I may return.

1  Thank sheila s
Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

Crossbones is somewhere that has been on my list of places to visit for a while now. Unfortunately it was closed due to staff shortages the Friday we visited. The gates are a fascinating insight into the history of the site and those remembered there....More

2  Thank Ruth L
Reviewed 5 November 2017

Lovely little graveyard so special . Felt a bit emotional . This is a peaceful place to wander round The ribbons and messages are very moving to read but nice God bless

2  Thank Vera B
Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

A truly beautiful place to visit owned by the Transport for London. It contains the bodies of over 15000 people over half being children. This was unhallowed ground where paupers, prostitutes, and like minded. The gated are covered with ribbons in sympathy with the dead....More

3  Thank HappyMama41969
Reviewed 30 September 2017

Say 'London' to anyone and instantly they will think of Big Ben, Buckingham Palace, St Paul's, and all the other iconic sites tourists know so well. But London is an ancient city with a long, colourful history. And old cities with long histories often have...More

3  Thank countyroamer
Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

For all its gruesome history this is truly one of the most peaceful and calming places I've ever been. Make sure you get someone who can give you a bit of a tour. It's history is amazing. We can't let places like this be built...More

2  Thank SJBaked
Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

Fascinating memorial, a testament to both social values and morality at the time and to how humanity has and is changing. Just a small piece of land which may be in the shadow of the railway but sheds much light on the past in this...More

1  Thank David W
Reviewed 27 April 2017 via mobile

Last minute find via Tripadvisor glad we made the effort. Staff very informative. Could easily be lost forever hope they win the fight.

3  Thank Debbihead
Reviewed 23 January 2017

Former graveyard for London prostitutes laid to rest in unconsecrated ground after being taxed by the church for their Labours Off the beaten track in Southwark but worth a visit to see how the locals are fighting to preserve this neglected area.

1  Thank Ian S
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Even before the arrival of the instantly iconic Shard,
the riverside scene in Southwark had moved well beyond
any up-and-coming phase of development. For quite some
time, locals and out-of-towners alike have loved
browsing the boutiques of Bermondsey High Street,
foraging through the bounteous stalls at centuries old
foodie haven Borough Market, and flocking to the banks
of the Thames to enjoy some of Britain's biggest
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Response from Rodney P | Reviewed this property |
Don't know. Maybe because it is now designated a memorial garden. Maybe there are historical reasons involving the church. Good question though.