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Cemetery Park

C/O The Soanes Centre, Southern Grove, London, E3 4PX

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  • It is a designated Local Nature Reserve. It is owned by Tower Hamlets Council and managed by the The Friends of Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park, who run a programme of walks and activities in the park. The Park Warden is based at the Soanes Centre, near to the entrance on Southern Grove. The Soanes Centre is run by Setpoint London East, offering nature and science workshops to local schools.

Opening Times

  • The venue is open 24hrs.
  • Comments View
    • The times given are for the main gates, which are locked at 21:00 or dusk, whichever is earliest.
    • The other entrances have kissing gates which are open at all times.


  • The venue is situated within the centre of the borough.
  • This venue is situated in Tower Hamlets.
  • The venue is not situated on a road which has a steep gradient.
  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The nearest mainline station is Mile End.
  • The nearest underground station is Mile End.
  • Comments View
    • The main entrance to the park is on its boundary with Southern Grove.
    • There are also entrances on its boundaries on Hamlets Way, Wellington Way and Knapp Road.


  • Drop-off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments View
    • Although the venue does not have a designated parking area, staff do allow Blue Badge holders to drive into the main gates and park on the access road.
    • This must be arranged in advance.
    • The on street parking bays are in a Residents' Parking Zone, which restricts parking Monday-Friday.
    • The bays are free to use in the evenings and at weekends.

Access Point (Southern Grove)

  • Access Point View
    • This information is for the access point located in Southern Grove.
    • There is an information board/map at this access point.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this access point.
    • There is a gate which opens away from you (push).
    • The gate is permanently held open.
    • The open gates are suitable for vehicle access by arrangement.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located immediately after the access point.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is slight.
  • Comments View
    • Like the park generally, the roads and paths near the entrance have some steep slopes and some uneven surfaces.

Access Point (Hamlets Way / Knapp Road)

  • Access Point View
    • This information is for the access point located in Hamlets Way / Knapp Road.
    • There is not an information board/map at this access point.
    • There is stepped access at this access point.
    • There is a gate which opens away from you (push).
    • The gate is difficult to open.
    • The width of the gap is 85cm.
    • There are several alternative entrances to the park.
      All of these are fitted with kissing gates.
      The kissing gates have been designed to allow access to wheelchair users and pushchairs.
  • Step(s) View
    • The step(s) is/are located leading up to the access point.
    • There is/are 1 step(s).
    • The step(s) is/are not clearly marked.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are not between 15cm and 18cm.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are 4cm.
    • There is not a/are not handrail(s) at the step(s).
  • Comments View
    • The paths around the kissing gates and leading to the main footpaths are generally unmade and may be uneven and muddy.
    • The photograph shows one of the entrances on Hamlets Way.

Parks and Gardens

  • The park or garden does have footpaths.
  • The path(s) has a / have compact earth, tarmac and concrete surface(s).
  • The majority of the path(s) is / are wide enough for wheelchair users.
  • There are slight and steep slopes on the paths.
  • There are bench seats situated along the paths for people to rest.

Accessible Toilet

  • There are not accessible toilets within this venue designated for public use.

Standard Toilet(s)