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The British Love Their Cemeteries So Much That They Turned This One Into A Park

OCTOBER 14, 2015  —  By Tim Unkenholz  
Tim Unkenholz

Tim Unkenholz

Writer and stand up comedian in NY. Check out my monthly comedy show Roomie Raiders at the Creek and The Cave! @timunken

Always delightfully pessimistic, British people take great pride in their cemeteries — especially the ones in London, grandly known as the "Magnificent Seven." Unfortunately, due to financial difficulties after World War II, a few of these graveyards were sold cheaply and abandoned.

But in 2000, Tower Hamlets Cemetery regained its pride when it was turned into a nature preserve. A student center was also opened on the grounds, which allows students to play on the property. I guess cemeteries don't necessarily have to be grim.

(via Flickering Lamps)

Tower Hamlets Cemetery is now a booming tourist destination, and it hosts various activities, classes, and festivals every year. I've never been particularly fond of cemeteries, but this one actually seems kind of nice.