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Church avenue in the Cemetery

The City of London Cemetery and Crematorium is a 200 acre site full of natural beauty. With more than 3500 trees, 32 acres of memorial landscaped gardens, a woodland area, water features, ponds, and a nature area the cemetery is home to a wide variety of birds, insects and animals.

After passing through the striking gated entrance the stunning landscaped and beautifully maintained cemetery unfolds before you. All of our roadways and pathways are easily accessible and make for a very pleasant stroll through an oasis in the heart of East London.

The Cemetery Information and Security Officers are always on hand to help you in any way around the site which is open to the public 365 days a year.

Walking tours

With over 150 years of heritage you can hear stories from Victorian London through to the present day.

Highlights include:

  • a glimpse of 150 years of burial and cremation registers
  • insights into striking mausoleums and memorials marking historical burial trends
  • burial sites of the famous including Jack the Ripper victims and Dame Anna Neagle
  • hear fascinating stories of the siege of Sidney Street, Edith Thompson (one of the last women hanged in the UK) and the Piano Lady 
  • Grade II listed chapels and catacombs

Tour dates 2018

  • Sunday 19 May 2019, 10am
  • Sunday 23 June 2019, 10am
  • Sunday 21 July 2019, 10am
  • Sunday 18 August 2019, 10am
  • Saturday 21 September 2019, 10am
  • Sunday 22 September 2019, 10am

To book, please contact our Bereavement Services team on 020 8530 2151 or email the Cremation Team.

School, community or education groups wishing to explore the site on alternative dates, please email the Cremation Team to book a tour.

Please note that dogs are not permitted on the site, except guide or hearing dogs. There are also restrictions on vehicles entering the site after 1pm on a Sunday unless you are attending a funeral service. ​​

26 April 2012
Last Modified:
03 September 2019