Opening times

The Cemetery Park is open 24 hours a day every day of the year. The main entrance (vehicle gate) on Southern Grove is usually open from dawn until dusk however, this is managed by volunteers and times may vary. The pedestrian, bike and wheelchair accessible gates on Hamlets Way and Cantrell Road are open 24 hours.

Meeting point

All events meet at the the Cemetery Park Lodge, Southern Grove, London, E3 4PX unless otherwise stated.


The Cemetery Park main paths are flat or gently undulating and are approximately 1-2m wide. Their surface is crushed concrete fines, a type of hard-packed fine gravel (which doesn’t turn to mud in rain) or earth. Paths in the centre of the Cemetery Park are more uneven and prone to mud in wet weather. A circular route around the Cemetery Park is approximately 1km with one steeper slope and some shallow slopes. There are 2 areas with steps, but these are avoidable. There are benches with backs at regular distances around the Cemetery Park. Some of the site is shaded.


There are no public toilets. The Cemetery Park Lodge has a wheelchair-accessible toilet for event attendees and volunteers. There is no adult changing table or hoist.

We have baby-changing facilities and we can provide a private space for breastfeeding on request.


If arranged in advance we can authorise parking within the Cemetery Park, depending on availability. If on-site parking is required this must be booked by emailing There is on-street parking alongside the Cemetery Park entrance on Southern Grove and parking is free at weekends.

PleaseĀ contact us if you need further help or information, or to book parking. We aim to make our events as accessible as possible, and are learning constantly how to do this better. If you would like to let us know about any specific requirements or access needs that you would like us to meet, or offer feedback on our accessibility arrangements, please email


Tube: Zone 2. Mile End and Bow Road tube stations and Bow Church DLR station are all nearby.
Bus: D6, D7, D8, 25, 277, 323, 339
Bus stops are located on Mile End Road or Burdett Road.
TfL bicycles: at Southern Grove, Knapp Road, Mile End Road, and Grove Road.

Download a map of the Cemetery Park