Welcome to the Friends of Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park
Twenty six acres of beautiful and atmospheric woodland in the heart of the borough
This is the most urban woodland in London, and Tower Hamlets only dedicated woodland park. This site supports an incredible variety of trees, plants, birds, insects, bats, beetles and butterflies. The Cemetery Park is managed and cared for by dedicated staff, trustees, and volunteers for the local community and as an invaluable education resource for 8,500 local schoolchildren who use the park as an outdoor classroom.
Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park is a designated Local Nature Reserve and, as a result of careful management and conservation efforts, a Site of Metropolitan Importance for Nature Conservation. Working alongside several local experts THCP have identified and support a thriving population of rare and endangered species of plant and animal life.
THCP is managed by The Friends of Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park for local people. We have two members of staff, a dedicated board of trustees, and are supported by over 3,000 volunteers who take part in conservation work throughout the year. Our volunteers come from all walks of life including local people, corporate groups, and partner organisations such as The Conservation Volunteers. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, coming in as a corporate group, are interested in joining talks on local wildlife and want to know more about its history please go to our volunteers page to find out more.
Dogs are welcome for tail wagging exploring fun - please pick up after your pooch!
Filming and photography in Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park: The 'Friends' welcome the use of THCP as a filming/photography location. We love that people see value in the Cemetery Park as a beautiful, atmospheric and scenic location. Recent films and TV series shot here include the BBC's Luther series, ITV's Whitechapel, Still Waters and Molly Montana movies.
As the Cemetery Park is owned by the London Borough of Tower Hamlets all interest in using THCP as a location must go through the Film Office - http://www.filmoffice.co.uk All requests no matter how small or large, from portfolio building to major motion pictures, student, amateur or professional must initially go through the Film Office.For a fee we can offer the use of the Soanes Centre for crew and equipment.
For specific questions about the Cemetery Park, it's current use and history, or if you're looking for a particular feel/background from the Cemetery Park, please ask one of our two full-time staff members. You can find either Ken or John, Monday to Friday, during office hours in the Soanes Centre.
We looking forward to welcoming you soon, or discussing your on site filming needs, The Friends of Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park