… cycling through Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park.
One of the “Magnificent Seven” cemeteries, built in the Victorian era to cope with London’s overflowing church yards. It’s a place of peaceful contemplation rather than eerie melancholy, a quiet spot in the middle of the East End hubbub.
People were buried here between 1889 -1966. In 1967 they actually started to clear the graves and chapels to make way for buildings but were stopped by overwhelming public outcry. Not until 1986 was the site registered as a nature reserve and some of the monuments listed.
A great stop off if perhaps you fancy a slightly alternative cycle ride or weekend walk.