Welcome to the Friends of Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park

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.

#SoanesMural - 10th August 2016

Join us on the 10th of August to see the return of Roo, Annatomix and LillyLou as they complete the painting of the walls of the Soanes Centre. 


Sign up to the Facebook event here.


Join us from midday to 4pm.

After Hours events

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

10.03.16 New Kingfisher Bank

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.

Upcoming Events

Sunday 21 August

Guided Walk

Thursday 25 August 

After Hours: Gruesome Tales

Saturday 10 September

Bird Ringing Demonstration

Sunday 11 September

Heritage Volunteers

Saturday 17 September

Bow Beasties Wildlife Club

Sunday 18 September 

Guided Walk