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Southwark's Lost Burial Grounds Walk

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Southwark Cathedral

London Bridge

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SE1 9DA

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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.

Discover:

  • 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.

Spaces are strictly limited so early booking is recommended.

FAQs

What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

The Cathedral is located a 5 minute walk from London Bridge Mainline and Underground Station. A number of buses also serve the local area and other underground stations nearby are Cannon Street and Monument.

Unfortunately there is no parking available at the Cathedral.

Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Please email the Visitor & Tour Officer Ruth Miller at ruth.miller@southwark.anglican.org

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

Yes please!

What is the refund policy?

Tickets are non-refundable unless this event is cancelled.

The name on the registration/ticket doesn't match the attendee. Is that okay?

Yes, no problem at all.


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