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

Stepney Green Park

Stepney Green Park is on former common land that was once part of Mile End Green. This was the largest of several commons in the Manor of Stepney. It was the site of various historic events over the centuries, including the Peasants Revolt in 1381. In the 19th century, streets of terraced houses were built over much of the area. However they were largely destroyed by bomb damage during WWII.

Stepney Green park greens

The LCC Stifford Estate was built in 1958-64 overlooking a new public park, Stepney Green. The three 17-storey towers were demolished in 1999/2000, and the park was re-landscaped in 2000 as Stepney Green Park. Stepney Clock Tower is in a triangular garden adjacent to the park, and was moved here in 1934.

Stepney Green Astroturf

The park contains an area of astro turf, with changing rooms, which is a key sports facility for the community. You can also book a sports pitch at Stepney Green Park.

For hire prices and to book please visit the Stepney pitch booking page.


  • Play area for ages 4 and below
  • Play area for ages 5 and above
  • Outdoor gym
  • Astro turf area with floodlights
  • Benches

The park is adjacent to Stepney Green Gardens and Stepney City Farm

The park was awarded a Green Flag Award in 2018

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

Size: 4.62 hectares
Location: Stepney Way (or Redmans Road), London E1
Nearest Underground station : Stepney Green
Bus: 25 and 205

Before you travel please visit TFL for directions and maps.

Mile End Park green flag award

Stepney Green Park and Astroturf are managed by the council on behalf of the King George’s Field, Mile End Charity, a registered charity in England and Wales, number 1077859.