National lockdown: parks and leisure update

The government announced on Monday 4 January, following a rapid increase in Coronavirus (Covid-19) infection, there will be a new national lockdown.

Government guidance is to Stay at Home. You must not leave, or be outside of your home, except where necessary.

See the latest information on leisure, parks and markets.

Leisure activities in and around the park

Things to see and do in and around the park

Community events in Mile End Park






  • AdiZone (Wennington Green).  We are refurbishing Mile End AdiZone.  We will be installing new equipment and resurfacing the area.  Works are due to commence Monday 01 February 2021.  We expect the work to be completed by the start of March 2021.  The area will be closed while the work takes place.
  • Ragged Children's Museum
    The Ragged School Museum is a unique and evocative location, retaining features from its various lives as canal sides warehouses, factories and, of course, ragged schools for the poor.
    Visit the Ragged School Museum website for more information.
  • Revolution Karting
    Revolution Karting in the East End is the only outdoor course in London and boasts 650 metres of track and has karts that reach a very nippy 50 mph.
    Visit the Revolution Karting website for more information.
  • Mile End Climbing Wall
    The Mile End Climbing Wall is maintained by the registered charity 'DEVELOPMENT through CHALLENGE' - promoting personal development through challenging physical activity, especially to the young person. By climbing at our centre, our customers help us to offer opportunities for youth groups, vulnerable young people, groups with special educational needs, and more.
    Visit the Mile End Wall website for more information.
  • Mile End Park Leisure Centre
    The venue is Tower Hamlets flagship Centre boasting a 130+ station state of the art gym with CV, resistance machines, and free-weight areas. It also offers an 8 lane 25m swimming pool and a teaching/family pool with a moveable floor. Furthermore, the external facilities consist of five and seven aside football pitches, tennis courts, hockey pitches, netball pitches and an athletics stadium with a spectator grandstand.
    Visit the Better website for more information
  • Skate Park 
    Situated on Rhodeswell Road, adjacent to the railway arches, Mile End is a heavily street orientated skate park, although there is a small swimming pool style bowl and wooden mini ramp indoors. It has several ledges spread out around the park, lots of flat land areas, manual pads and a nice hip with a ledge on top. It’s very much a good park to train your street skills up. There is also a small skate shop selling hardware and drinks, then a small indoor section with a couple of mini ramps and a big flat bank.
  • Urban Adventure Base
    The Urban Adventure Base is host to a range of exciting clubs offering the Duke of Edinburgh's Award, canoeing, climbing, art and media projects, biking, skateboarding, cookery, Wii games, fitness gym and other fun stuff.