The next big thing? Tombstone tourism comes to London

"There's a romance associated with graveyards - you get history nature and beauty”.

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For most travellers, a trip to London might mean taking a walk over the London Bridge or taking a selfie in front of Big Ben.

But some tourists like to do something a bit different: they head straight for the nearest cemetery.

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It's called tombstone tourism and it's gaining traction in major cities, from London to Washington DC.

Why? Well, cemeteries aren't just a place to mourn, says the Cemetery Club, a London-based tour company.

Speaking to Lonely Planet, a spokesman for the company said: "Cemeteries are a library of the long gone who have stories and achievements which should be shared."

One stop on this tour will have you at Tower Hamlets, where residents of London's notorious East End are buried.

The Cemetery Club in London said "there is a romance associated with graveyards - you get history nature and beauty".

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