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 festivals, field studies and forest schools. 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.  The Friends are an award-winning local charity working to protect, conserve and care for the Cemetery Park and surrounding land. Founded in 1990, our skilled staff and volunteers across nature and heritage bring energy, knowledge and vision to the shape and future of the site for the benefit of all who use it.  We work to instil an ethos of freedom in the Cemetery Park as a people-centric charity, exploring history, improving mental well-being and managing the woodland and meadows and heritage for the enjoyment of the community.

Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park is run by a small and dedicated charity, known as The Friends. Click here to learn more about The Friends.

The Friends have three full-time members of staff and a vast network of passionate trustees and volunteers.

We work with some amazing organisations to bring you festivals, private events, art, nature conservation, learning, rehabilitation and more.

Click here to discover the latest cemetery park news, including campaign successes, art installations and more.

Would you believe it, we’ve been on the BBC!

The cemetery park is open all day every day and welcome to everyone but please be mindful of the issues set out on this page.

Keep an eye on this page for paid and volunteer roles.