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London, England

Obscura Day 2015: Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park

Join us for a wildlife tour through one of London's Magnificent Seven cemeteries.

Join us on Obscura Day for a tour of Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park, one of London's Magnificent Seven cemeteries and the city's most urban woodland. 

Opened in 1841 and closed for burials in 1966, The City of London and Tower Hamlets Cemetery is now a designated park, Local Nature Reserve and Site of Metropolitan Importance for Nature Conservation. Thirty one acres of beautiful and atmospheric woodland in the heart of East London, the cemetery is an important home for rare and endangered species of plants and animals and serves as an open-air classroom for local students.

This Obscura Day, join Ken, the Cemetery Park Manager for a tour of Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park. Hear the stories of the east end, the lives lived and the cemetery's permanent residents while discovering the plants and wildlife of the park. See butterflies, wildflowers, and grand Victorian monuments. Be prepared to touch, taste and smell many of the plants that make Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park their home.


Saturday, May 30; 2:30 - 4:30pm
Ticket Cost: £5, taken day of tour. Space is limited, please remember to RSVP!
Enter via Tower Hamlet's main gates on Southern Grove, E3 and come to the front of the building on your right called the Soanes Centre. Ken, the Cemetery Park Manager will be there to welcome you.
This is is two-hour walking tour, comfortable footwear is highly recommended.