tower hamlets cemetery park

Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park is the borough’s only dedicated woodland park and is one of London’s ‘Magnificent Seven’ Victorian cemeteries. Not only does it have an extraordinary history but with twenty-six acres of beautiful woodland, our Cemetery Park is something of a hidden gem.

You can find an incredible variety of trees, plants, birds, bees, insects, butterflies and more in the woodland and it supports a thriving population of rare and endangered species of plant and animal life.

This award winning park is a great place to explore any day of the week with special events throughout the year including their Bow Beasties Wildlife club and Forest School during School holidays.

Spot The Park’s New Sculpture for 2020

After months of work, artist in residence Louise Hildreth has unveiled her beautiful, new addition to the cemetery park. The sculpture, crafted entirely from natural materials, is designed to embrace its setting and gradually fall back into the ground. The colourful arch now takes pride of place just off the footpath within a future wild flower meadow alongside the railway tracks. Check it out on your next visit!

The Bow Beasties Wildlife Watch Club

You can join Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park family wildlife club  Bow Beasties all year round (except August) on the third Saturday of every month. Children aged 3-12 can join Ken and Zoe (along with their 2 children and their dog Quinn)  at the Soanes Centre for seasonally themed activities.

Monthly themes include bug hotel and bird feeder making, bulb planting and flower pressing, pumpkin carving and festive wreath making.

Join the Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park

THCP is managed and run by volunteers. If you are interested in helping out or becoming a volunteer, visit their website volunteer page:

Bow Beasties – Further Information

When: Monthly 3rd Saturday 10:00 doors open to depart 10:30 and return for 12:30

Address: The Soanes Centre, Southern Grove E3 4PX