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High Streets

High Streets play a vital role in Tower Hamlets, providing essential goods and services, offering jobs for local people and acting as hubs for our communities.  

The High Streets and Town Centres Strategy sets out the council's approach to improving the performance and competitiveness of our key high streets and town centres. The strategy was adopted in October 2018.

The High Streets Team implements the strategy via the delivery of capital and revenue projects and partnership working with business, resident and community organisations and other council teams. 

The High Streets Team delivers borough-wide projects and projects predominantly located within the borough’s district centres, including:

  • Bethnal Green
  • Brick Lane
  • Chrisp Street
  • Middlesex Street
  • Roman Road East
  • Roman Road West
  • Watney Market
  • Whitechapel

It also includes projects in our specialist neighbourhood centres like Columbia Road and Redchurch Street.

Current projects

A summary of projects being delivered by the High Streets Team are as follows:

Bethnal Green

  • Barnet Grove Mural

Brick Lane

Chrisp Street

Middlesex Street

Roman Road West


Other projects

Community Toilet Scheme

A Community Toilet Scheme helps local businesses and venues offer cleaner, safer and more accessible toilets to the public. These toilets will be available to use free of charge and without any expectation to make a purchase.

We want to hear your views on toilet accessibility. Complete our survey on the community toilet scheme

Food Hygiene Training

Tower Hamlets Council is offering FREE training to food businesses to help them improve their food hygiene rating.

Find out more details and how to apply.

Business training and grant fund opportunity

The council is offering FREE business training to develop an existing or new income stream.

Followed by an opportunity to apply for a grant to develop that idea.Find out more details and how to apply. Conditions apply.

High Street Networks

The High Streets Team works with a number of business organisations in our town centres.

If you want to access other membership organisations working across the borough, please see our Business Toolkit. Contact Market Services for market trader groups.

Get in touch 

If you are a high street business or representative of a business, resident or community group and want to get in touch please email highstreets@towerhamlets.gov.uk.  

Register for business support and sign up to our weekly newsletter. Stay up to date with the latest funding, training and networking opportunities for Tower Hamlets businesses. 

If you are a high street business looking to access a service, please visit the business homepage.