Facebook Twitter Pinterest Google+ Addthis

Parks and leisure centres

Updated 27 March 2020

Victoria Park now closed until further notice

In order to ensure community safety, following the failure of some visitors to follow social distancing guidance, the council and local police have taken the joint decision to close Victoria Park until further notice. Read more about Victoria Park closing in our statement issued on 26 March.

Other parks

Other parks owned and operated by Tower Hamlets council will remain open and we encourage visitors to use them to for a walk, run or cycle once per day, alone or with others from the same household.

It is important in these uncertain times that people do what they can to boost their physical and mental wellbeing, and going outside near their home for exercise once per day can help with this.

In line with the new government advice, you must:

  • Only go outside for food, health reasons, daily exercise or essential work
  • Stay two metres (6ft) away from other people
  • Wash your hands as soon as you get home

You are not permitted to visit parks in groups, but under the guidance you are able to leave your home - to do one form of exercise a day – such as a run, walk or cycle, alone or with other people you live with.  

All visitors must maintain social distancing guidance and stay at least two metres away from all other visitors at all times.

Playgrounds, tennis courts and cafes are all closed until further notice.

We are doing everything we can to keep you safe and healthy during this time.

Thank you for you cooperation and we hope you will continue to enjoy our award winning parks in Tower Hamlets.

We ask that all visitors follow the latest government advice, and look after themselves and each other.

Controlled measures for park facilities and services

Please see below for the latest changes to our park services and facilities.


Closed until further notice.

Leisure centres

Closed until further notice.

Organised activities

Suspended until further notice.

Outdoor gyms, playground equipment and skate parks 

Do not use the outdoor gyms, playground equipment or skate parks. Where possible they will be locked, and signs will advise people not to use the equipment. 


Closed until further notice.