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

The Ecology Pavilion

The Ecology Pavilion is a large modern venue in natural surroundings. The building is buried in a grass bank next to the reed beds of the Ecology Park.  The pavilion is the perfect space for your event.

The Ecology Pavilion is available to hire for exhibitions, corporate events, wedding ceremonies and receptions and other celebrations.  

The Ecology Pavilion

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Open space at the pavilion
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Outside the ecology pavilion
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Outsider the grilled curve
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Pathway to the pavilion
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Pond and pavilion
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Scenic pavilion view

Open space at the pavilion
Outside the ecology pavilion
Outsider the grilled curve
Pathway to the pavilion
Pond and pavilion
Scenic pavilion view

Capacity and facilities

  • A large open space with great natural lighting
  • A flexible and adaptable space
  • The building is step free and accessible
  • Facilities to support hybrid events
  • Seating room for 220 people
  • Floor space of 480m². The space can be adapted to meet your requirements
  • Exhibition boards
  • food preparation area including microwaves and fridges.

To request plans and specifications please email us at pavilionbookings@towerhamlets.gov.uk

The Ecology Pavilion is in the heart of East London. It is 20 minutes from the City and West End on the Central line and a 10-minute walk from Mile End Underground Station.

Hire Rates

Private hire events include weddings, family celebrations and gala dinners.  Different rates apply for daytime corporate events.  Please see the table below for further information.

Rates exclude staffing, security and tech package costs where applicable. A full quote will be supplied on application. 

The Pavilions can offer subsidised hire rates for events and exhibitions that meet the King George’s Field Trust criteria.  Eligible events and exhibitions must be free to access and open to the public.

Please email pavilionbookings@towerhamlets.gov.uk for more information.

The Ecology Pavilion hire rates
Ecology Pavilion Capacity: 220Rates from

Half day private hire rate  - 8 hours (Monday to Thursday)


Full day private hire rate  - 16 hours (Monday to Thursday)


Half day private hire rate - 8 hours (Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays)


Full day private hire rate  - 16 hours (Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays)


Corporate hire rate per hour,

(9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday) – minimum 5 hours

£131 per hour

Contact us

For booking and information please contact

Email: pavilionbookings@towerhamlets.gov.uk
Tel: 020 7364 3115


Mile End Park
125 Grove Road
E3 5RP


Bus: 277 and D6

Underground:  Mile End  and Bethnal Green.  Both stations are in Zone 2.

Car:  There is no parking at the Pavilion. The local streets have a permit system for residents. There is some parking at Bow Wharf. We encourage you to use public transport.

The Ecology Pavilion, Mile End Park, is managed by the council on behalf of the King George’s Field, Mile End Charity, a registered charity in England and Wales, number 1077859.