The Friends are an independent charity that looks after Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park, a unique and vital nature reserve and heritage site in East London. Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park offers everyone a breathing space in the heart of East London. This woodland cemetery is a unique place of transformation: a people’s cemetery, a place for remembrance, a sanctuary for humans as well as nature, a place for volunteering, field studies and summer fairs. Always changing with the seasons, it is rooted in the history of the East End, a place of rich heritage that is full of possibilities and freedom for all.
Our award-winning local charity’s mission is to be a people-centric charity, exploring history, improving mental wellbeing, and making the Cemetery Park look its best.