Visit Camden's prettiest graveyard

An historical patch of greenery

Where: <a href="">Saint Martin's Gardens</a>

If you like cemeteries and reading inscriptions on tombstones, you will love this historical patch of greenery bang in the middle of Camden town. Bordered by Victorian-era almshouses, it opened in 1805 as the new cemetery for St Martin's in the Fields near Trafalgar Square, when this started to become too crowded. 

Today the garden revolves around a small, grassy hill surrounded by flower beds and old graves; walk around it in spring and summer and you'll find a large array of colourful flowers. Although modest in size, it's a popular spot for dog walkers and families, as there is a small child's play area on the site. Plus legend has it that Nell Gwynne is buried somewhere here. 

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