We know Westminster Abbey as one of the capital's famous tourist landmarks, but aside from its architecture and historical significance did you know that more than 100 famous poets and writers are either buried or have memorials here? To be buried here, the person in question must have been a royal or 'person of merit' such as a distinguished soldier or person of literary acclaim, and approval is needed from the reigning monarch. The first poet to be buried here was Chaucer, however this was because of his role as Clerk of the King's Works rather than for his written work.
Jane Austen, the Bronte sisters and Charles Dickens are all here, with their graves or memorials clearly marked with their years of birth and death. There are several 20th century greats here too, among them the poets Ted Hughes and Philip Larkin, and 'Chronicles of Narnia' author C.S. Lewis.