Mile End Park
Mile End Park is a 32 hectare linear park. It was created on industrial land devastated by World War II bombing. Parts of the park are separated by roads, railways and waterways.
The park follows the Regent's Canal from Victoria Park to Limehouse Basin. It is separated from the southern edge of Victoria Park by the Hertford Union Canal.
A plan existed from the end of the Second World War to create the park. It was part of a scheme to create several green routes connecting areas of London to the River Thames. Extensive development did not begin until the late 20th Century. The Green Bridge, a pedestrian bridge over the Mile End Road, which bisects the Park, opened in July 1999. The award winning bridge was designed by Piers Gough.
Wildlife is everywhere in Mile End Park. Meadows and woodland in the park support a fantastic diversity of wildlife, including birds, butterflies and bees. Over 400 species of beetle have been recorded, including the very rare Streaked Bombardier.
Around 170 types of spiders have been recorded, including two species never before recorded in Britain. More information about nature conservation in our parks.
The park is home to many exciting resources:
Nearby are an extreme sports centre, Revolution Karting, an electric Go Kart track and The Ragged School Museum.
Exhibitions at The Art Pavilion
Our stunning gallery space hosts a varied line-up of free exhibitions. It is a great place to escape to for a bit of cultural immersion right on the doorstep! All exhibitions are free and open to all.
For details of all exhibitions please visit our arts and events pages.
The Arts Park
Linked to the Ecology Park by a path and cycleway under a railway viaduct, the park includes an “art mound”. This has been used to showcase outdoor art. It gives an opportunity to get a great view of the rest of the park and Regent's Canal.
The Children's Park and Play Pavilion
Playground opening hours are 10am - 5.45pm daily. A kiosk is open serving drinks and snacks. There are portalloo toilets in the playground. There are no baby change facilities available.
Stay and play sessions are held Monday to Friday (term time only).
Download the Mile End Park map, which includes information on toilets, park facilities and the local area.
How to get to us
Bus: 25, 277, D6, D7 and N25 pass close to Mile End Park.
Tube: the nearest station is Mile End. This station is in Zone 2 and is on the Hammersmith and City Line, the District Line and the Central Line.
Cars: cars are not allowed in Mile End Park. Pay and display parking is available in Mile End Leisure Centre.
For more information on accessibility, DisabledGo provide details for Mile End Park.
Mile End Park enabled maps and audio walk
A set of maps have been produced to provide a step-free journey to assist our visitors. The maps show a step-free route from Mile End Underground Station to the Children's Park and The Art Pavilion.
We are always keen to hear from residents who would like to volunteer to help with work and events in Mile End Park.
This park holds a Green Flag Award.
Mile End Park
Tel: 020 7364 5227
Park Ranger Team: Tel: 07951 321 051
For Arts/Ecology Pavilion bookings
Tel: 020 7364 3115
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.