Crossbones Graveyard and Garden of Remembrance Tours
Come and explore unique Crossbones Graveyard with one of our free guided tours - hosted by Bankside Open Spaces Trust's Landscape Architect and Crossbones Project Manager Helen John.
Helen will take you through the history of this very special space in London's SE1. Crossbones Graveyard is former post-medieval burial ground, believed to be the last resting place of an estimated 15,000 paupers, many of whom were sex workers and children. Now protected and cared for by local people and the trust, the garden is designed to respect the outcast dead who are buried beneath.
If you're interested in local history, community activism or are trying to set up your own community garden, you'll find these tours informative and inspiring.
Visitors to Crossbones Garden will also be able to participate in a self-led art activity design by artist Minnie Scott. Imagined Portraits invites you to create your own imagined portrait or other artwork/poem to remember those buried in this special place. You are welcome to take your piece home with you or leave at Crossbones to help others remember these once outcast dead.
LocationCrossbones Graveyard and Garden of Remembrance
Crossbones Graveyard, Union St, London SE1 1SD