We are the Friends of Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park

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.

Come to our guided walks and events.
Give your time and get involved with nature or heritage volunteering.
With only 14% of our expenditure covered by funding from the London Borough of Tower Hamlets in 2022/23, we rely on your donations and generosity to maintain the Cemetery Park.
Are you looking for someone you think may be buried in the Cemetery Park?
Find out about Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park.
The Hidden Histories book uncovers the lives of WWI servicemen laid to rest in the Cemetery Park.