Welcome to Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park

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.


Foraging - wild food.

To help safeguard our valuable populations of wild plants in the Cemetery park there is a need to control foraging activities and so restrictions are being applied to foraging in the Cemetery Park.

Collecting for commercial purposes is not allowed anywhere in the Cemetery Park unless agreed in writing with the Cemetery Park Manager.

You are welcome to forage for your own consumption but this is by permission only with an allowance of up to 0.25kg for personal use.

Please help us to minimise damage and conserve these valuable elements of the Cemetery Park by not over picking and picking away from footpaths edges.

You can get in touch with us via email and telephone, Monday to Friday during office hours.

[email protected]

0208 9836 1277

Love London Awards

The Time Out London #LoveLondonAwards

voting has now closed. We should get the result on the 1st May.  Thanks to everyone who voted for us.

Fingers crossed we win for a fourth year.

Poet in Residence

We are delighted to welcome Nelson Brooks, Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park Poet in Resident 2018. 

Each month, Nelson will release a new poem inspired by the Cemetery Park. 

His poems, are available via the pic to the left.

Funding success!

Big thanks to the LBTH & especially Cllr. Khales for his generous donation to us. Thanks to fellow participant charities for helping to raise £10,725 to go towards our work @APASENTH @bbpi100 @soulfc. We feel very proud and honoured to be one of Cllr. Khales chosen charities and to have raised so much.

Launching our Heritage Trail

We are excited to share our new self-guided Heritage trail which was launched at London Open House weekend. The trail brings to life the stories of people buried here and the architecture of the memorials which commemorate them.

Pick up a leaflet on site and follow the purple and gold metal waymarkers to learn more about the fascinating history of the Cemetery.  More info.

Let's Get Lost!

Wander around the Cemetery Park and lose yourself in a new sonic map, available on your smartphone via a website or app.  The map features reminiscences, recordings and sound effects to create an interactive immersive experience.  More info.
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