A cemetery such as Bunhill Fields Burial Ground is a potent reminder of a more youthful London, particularly as space in the city has become such a premium. How Bunhill hasn’t gone the way of so many other graveyards is anyone’s guess, more familiar are we with the sight of headstones lined up like teeth against the brick walls of former churchyards desecrated by London’s bulbous creep.
What a graveyard! The hum of busyness surrounds it though stillness is the order of the day within. Tall plane trees overshadow oddly flat-topped bushes, and modest tombs lose all meaning as time colludes with the weather for a clean slate. There are famous people buried here but you’d be hard-pressed to find them.