Snapshot: 21 Photos of London Cemeteries

Cemeteries have an enigmatic way of being simultaneously striking and shuddersome. Research conducted by BBC Local Radio reports a scary statistic with more than four in 10 (44%) cemeteries expected to be full within 20 years. With space and time running out, let’s take a peek at some of London’s cemeteries:

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Bunhill Fields Cemetery leans toward creepy. (Owen Vulliamy/PA Wire via AP Images)

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This above ground 17th century tomb resides in Bunhill Field. (Owen Vulliamy/PA Wire via AP Images)

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The elaborate covering illustrates the thought put into burials. (Owen Vulliamy/PA Wire via AP Images)

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German philosopher Karl Marx is buried at Highgate Cemetery. (Press Association via AP Images)

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It may be tempting but it’s not suggested to nap on these moss-covered tombs. (Owen Vulliamy/PA Wire via AP Images)

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Fallen crosses lay in the City of London Cemetery & Crematorium. (AP/Sang Tan)

This plot is marked to be re-used, due to space issues. (AP/Sang Tan)

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Decaying gravestones are piled up at City of London Cemetery & Crematorium. (AP/Sang Tan)

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Abraham Lincoln’s doctor, Dr. Isachar Zacharie, rests in Highgate Cemetery. (AP/Alastair Grant)

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The row of stone crosses paint a haunting picture. (AP/Sang Tan)

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William Booth, founder of the Salvation Army, lies in Stoke Newington. (AP/Alastair Grant)

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Visitors decorate the grave for English poet William Blake and his wife, Bunhill Field.(Owen Vulliamy/PA Wire via AP Images)

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English writer Daniel Defoe has a great view, Bunhill Field. (Owen Vulliamy/PA Wire via AP Images)

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A fallen police officer, killed 100 years ago, is honored, Abney Park Cemetery. (Johnny Green/PA Wire)

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This coffin laid unclaimed for more than 90 years in Kensal Green Cemetery. (AP)

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Cremated remains have plaques in the City of London Cemetery & Crematorium. (AP/Sang Tan)

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Prostitutes, paupers and orphans were laid to rest in The Cross Bones graveyard. (AP/Rex Features)

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Hammersmith Cemetery looks welcoming during the day. (AP/Rex Features)

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The Lancaster Angel watches over this burial site in East Sheen Cemetery. (AP/Rex Features)

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If you’re walking through Lambeth Cemetery, be careful of the Weeping Angel. (AP/Rex Features)

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… these guys weren’t warned. (AP)

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