The Friends of Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park are a registered charity who look after the beautiful and atmospheric Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park, on behalf of the London Borough of Tower Hamlets. The Cemetery Park is London’s most urban woodland, and Tower Hamlets’ only dedicated woodland park. It is historically important, being one of London’s Magnificent Seven Cemeteries, opening in 1841 and closing to burials and becoming a public park in 1966. This site supports an incredible variety of species and is a Local Nature Reserve and Site of Metropolitan Importance for Nature Conservation.
Join us throughout Summer, on every 2nd and
4th Thursday of the month, to explore Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park 'After
Hours'. Expect walks, talks and workshops.
Every event costs £12 (or
£10 concession), and runs from 6.30pm - 8.30pm.
See the whole programme here: www.fothcp.org/after-hours
Kingfishers are regularly seen along the Regent's Canal and other waterways in the borough in winter, but always leave before the breeding season starts. This is probably due to a lack of suitable soft, vertical banks in which they can dig their nest burrows. Providing suitable nesting sites for Kingfishers is an objective in the Tower Hamlets Local Biodiversity Action Plan.
The Friends were asked by Tower Hamlets Council to build a new kingfisher bank. You can read more about it and see pictures of the completed bank, by clicking HERE.