Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park offers everyone a breathing space in the heart of East London. This 31-acre nature reserve is London’s most central urban woodland and one of its ‘Magnificent Seven’ cemeteries. It’s a people’s park, a sanctuary for wildlife, a place for remembrance and a site for community events, field studies and forest schools. Always changing with the seasons and rooted in the unique heritage of the East End, it’s a place full of history, discovery and possibilities for all.

The Friends of Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park (FoTHCP) is an award-winning local charity working to protect, preserve and care for the Cemetery Park. Our passionate staff and volunteers share their energy, expert knowledge and vision to shape the future of the park for everyone’s benefit.

Within the Cemetery Park we have two buildings for our work as well as activities and events. The Cemetery Park Lodge, our office, and alongside it the Soanes Centre, a shared space for larger meetings and events, and a dedicated storage space for the tools and equipment that are essential for managing our 31-acre award-winning woodland and heritage site, that contains ponds, meadows, grasslands and hedgerows.

Find out about how we’re run.

The Friends have a small staff team and a big network of passionate volunteers who make the Cemetery Park a welcoming site for nature and people.

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

Read the latest cemetery park news.

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

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