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

Bethnal Green Gardens

Bethnal Green Gardens is in the heart of Bethnal Green, next to the underground station.

In December 2017, the Stairway to Heaven memorial was unveiled to mark the worst civilian disaster of World War II. On 3 March 1943, an air-raid warning sounded and locals raced for cover at Bethnal Green tube station. Confusion and panic led to hundreds on the staircase entrance. In the crush that ensued, 173 were killed including 62 children.

The park has a range of facilities such as:

  • Play area for ages 4 and below
  • Play area for ages 5 and above
  • Basketball, Football, Netball, Toilets, Ranger Service
  • Tennis court bookings

Location: Cambridge Heath Road Bethnal Green London E2
Nearest underground station: Bethnal Green Nearest rail stations: Cambridge Heath/Hackney Wick Station Nearest Bus: 253, 205, 309, D6 and 8

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Improvements to sports courts

Work has taken place to improve the sports courts . Improvements include:

  • creation of an additional centre basketball court
  • creation of a netball Court
  • drainage works to prevent courts flooding
  • low level fencing system around the basketball courts to improve the playing experience
  • colour spraying of all courts

Tennis court refurbishment:

  • lighting upgrades
  • resurfacing
  • new nets
  • new posts
  • improvements to drainage

For more information contact parks@towerhamlets.gov.uk