Have you seen the little grave of Carlton Terrace? Carlton Terrace is the site of a long-demolished home of George IV – it was his playboy mansion before he decided to plump for the much larger Buckingham Place (then House), as it was more suitable for his legendary parties and entertaining. When it was demolished, […]Read More A True Companion
Many people who lie in our cemeteries would have known, even visited, one of London’s best known animals. When I was about 7 or 8 I visited London Zoo for the first time. This was back when elephants and rhinos were still being kept in central London, which, considering it was the mid-1990’s, is bewildering. […]Read More HRH (His Rolling Hulk)
Right, dear reader, prepare yourself for a beast of a post (pun most certainly intended). For some people, losing a pet can be as devastating as losing a human member of the family. Londoners lacking gardens could lay their beloved animals to rest in Hyde Park’s pet cemetery or Ilford Animal Cemetery. In the gardens of Marlborough House […]Read More Do Animals Mourn Us?
This year we’ve been traipsing amongst the stones finding some of the hidden lives and wonders you’ll find in a Cemetery and other spaces. If you missed them, here are our top 5 posts from 2016! 1. Exploring Hyde Park’s Hidden Pet Cemetery Did you know that Hyde Park has a little Cemetery, solely inhabited by […]Read More Top 5 Blog Posts of 2016
by Sheldon This Saturday sees the first of our three dates of our most popular tour embrace the season of All Souls. Celebrating the lives of long gone Londoners,in a cemetery 31 acres in size is contained roughly the population of the London Borough of Newham. Here’s someone we’ll be resurrecting by the flicker of […]Read More The Tiger Who Came to Tea
by Caroline If you peek through the railings near one of Hyde Park’s entrance lodges, you’ll see something quite unexpected – a little cemetery in the lodge’s back garden. The space is filled with rows of tiny gravestones. This is one of Hyde Park’s little-known secrets – a pet cemetery dating from the late Victorian […]Read More Exploring Hyde Park’s Hidden Pet Cemetery