Opportunity for ice cream and mobile café concessions in parks

Tower Hamlets has many beautiful parks and open spaces used by both residents and visitors to the borough.

We have a great opportunity for local businesses to trade in our parks for the summer season in 2024.

We are seeking to license:

- ice cream vans and

- mobile café operators at fixed pitches. 

We have opportunities in parks across the borough for vendors who have Public Liability Insurance and Food Hygiene Certificate.

If you are interested in applying, please email parks@towerhamlets.gov.uk

Millwall Park

Millwall ParkMillwall Park offers facilities, including football pitches, cricket, bowls, play areas (toddlers, juniors and older children), a play centre for under 5s and changing rooms.

There are paths for strolling, seats, trees, meadows and planting for biodiversity and scenic value. The park represents the heritage of the former docks and shipping industries with the now disused railway viaduct and the former ropewalk, all within view of Canary Wharf.

This former docklands site complements the formal, riverside Island Gardens. It provides for sports and play as well as space to get away from the crowds and to see the sky. The site is linked to the Mudchute Urban Park and Farm. With Island Gardens, the three parks offer a variety of scenic interest and considerable wildlife value.

The community makes good use of the park for sporting activity and community events. Local schools and office workers from Canary Wharf make good use of the park.
We are improving the quality and range of facilities as well as the biodiversity value of the site. In the summer of 2018 an outdoor gym was installed.

A new children's playground

A new children’s playground was installed in 2021. Over 50% of the equipment in the new playground is fully inclusive. This allows children with extra needs to access creative and imaginative play equipment. The toddler and junior playgrounds have been combined into one spaces. This is to help carers to see children of all ages. The design incorporates the railway arches into the new play space. 

Football pitch improvements

Improvement work to the 9v9 caged pitch off Stebondale Street is taking place.  The pitch will not be available for use during this time.  The other two grass pitches and rugby pitch are still available to book.
Visit our pitch bookings page for a full list of other football pitches in our parks. 

The park currently holds a Green Flag Award.

Mile End Park green flag award


  • Outdoor gym
  • Play centre for ages 4 and below
  • Play area for ages 5 and above
  • Bowls green - pay to play
  • Cricket - pay to play
  • Rugby 
  • Grass football pitch - pay to play
  • pitch - pay to play
  • Centre for hire.

Further information

Size: 5 - 10 hectares

Address: Manchester Road, London E14

Nearest DLR stations: Mudchute and Island Gardens      

Bus: D7 and 135.    


For more information please contact the Parks and Open Spaces Service at parks@towerhamlets.gov.uk.    

Before you travel please visit TFL for directions and maps.

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