5 November 2009

Bunhill Fields Cemetery, London

Daniel Defoe's burial place at Bunhill Fields in London

William Blake (1757-1827) - painter, engraver, poet and mystic.

John Bunyan (1628-1688), author of "The Pilgrim's Progress" (1678).

Notable tombs at Bunhill Fields Cemetery in London.

Bunhill Fields is located in the London Borough of Islington and is a short walk from the Old Street tube station (Northern Line).



  1. You might be interested to know that the original headstone for Daniel Defoe's grave was discovered a number of years ago and donated to the public library in Stoke Newington, London (where Defoe used to live, and where a road and pub have been named after him). It was placed on display in a glass cabinet in the library's entrance hall. I'm not sure if it's still on display as I moved away from the area around ten years ago.

  2. Thanks, this was quite interesting. Maybe I should check it out next time I am in London!