Welcome to the Friends of Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park

Thirty one acres of beautiful and atmospheric woodland in the heart of East London. Opened in 1841, The City of London and Tower Hamlets Cemetery, one of the Magnificent Seven Victorian cemeteries, is now a designated park, Local Nature Reserve and Site of Metropolitan Importance for Nature Conservation.  Each year our 3000 volunteers help us maintain a home for rare and endangered species of plants and animals for local people and the 7500 school children who use the park to learn and enjoy. 

Upcoming events

Tuesday, Mar 31 at 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday, Apr 2 at 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Sunday, Apr 5 at 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday, Apr 7 at 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Shuffle-ing towards new home for the Friends

The Friends and Shuffle Festival are hoping to bring to life our historic lodge and build an exciting new heart for Mile End.

In the summer of 2014, Shuffle Festival relocated to Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park and used the historic lodge as their base - opening a café/bar area for the festival duration. This proved a huge success with local people and the hope of opening it up permanently was born. By Summer 2015, we hope to have it open for all to use…. by request!

London Borough of Tower Hamlets have already pledged 120K to carry out essential works, but more is needed to raise another 60K to complete the project in full.

Plans for the lodge include a new office for us, the Friends, a community café and event space. Through an exciting extension to the building, it could host a workshop/laboratory for science and conservation workshops for kids and adults - as well as an exhibition space, music venue and of course cafe. But you can use it for whatever you want!

To help us make this dream a reality we need your help!

Please click here to find out more and to donate.
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