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

Leisure activities in and around the park

Things to see and do in and around the park

Community events in Mile End Park






  • Active Zone  at Wennington Green.  

    The new Mile End Active Zone is now open at Wennington Green.   New outdoor gym equipment has been installed for cardio, strengths and conditioning. The euqipment is suitable for all ages but children should be supervised while using the equipment.  A new multi use gym area (MUGA) has been laid with line markings and colour spray. This gym is provided by KOMPAN, who also have their own app for exercises and workouts.

  • Ragged School Museum
    The Ragged School Museum has reopened after 3 years of restoration and renovation funded by the National Lottery. The Museum is a unique and evocative location, retaining features from its various lives as canal sides warehouses, factories and, of course, a ragged schools for the poor. The new museum includes an extended exhibition space offering further insight into Victorian education and a cafe for coffee by the canal.
    Visit the 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.