London Month of the Dead - Present, Present and Future, October 2019, A series on death curated by Antique Beat and A Curious Invitation supporting Brompton and Kensal Green cemeteries

Following the Dead to Bone Hill
Saturday 21st October 2023 at 11:00 am and 2:00 pm

In 1549, the vast charnel house of St Paul's Cathedral was emptied of its inhabitants and, if the stories are to be believed, one thousand cartloads of human bones clattered through the City of London to a site north of the city. Here, the piles of bones were so vast that their final resting place was known as Bunhill ("Bone-hill") Fields forever more. Now one of inner London's most famous old cemeteries, Bunhill Fields continues to enthrall and inspire, and its origins cast light on how Londoners of the past viewed - or hid from - their dead.

Join Caroline as she retraces and reimagines this macabre journey from St Paul's to Bunhill Fields, examining the City's ever-changing relationship with the dead and visiting some its most celebrated and enigmatic burial grounds on the way.

Tickets £12 including a 20% donation toward a host of restoration projects at Nunhead Cemetery.

Caroline Swan is a London-based historian and qualified tour guide (Walks with Caroline). Also the author of the Flickering Lamps blog, Caroline seeks out hidden, forgotten, and underappreciated places across London and beyond, telling the stories of strange street names, old burial grounds, ancient churches and much more besides. She has worked with London Month of the Dead since 2017.