Mile End Park

Mile End Park is a linear park of some 32 hectares and was created on industrial land devastated by World War II bombing. Some of this land is separated by roads, railways and waterways.

The Park follows the Regent's Canal from Victoria Park to Limehouse Basin, and 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, part of a wider scheme to create several green routes connecting different areas of London to the River Thames, but extensive development did not begin until the end of the millennium. The Green Bridge, a pedestrian bridge over the Mile End Road, which bisects the Park close to Mile End tube station, opened in July 1999. The award winning bridge was designed by Piers Gough.

The park is home to The Ecology Park - including a lake, the Ecology Pavilion and wind turbine, The Arts Park and Art Pavilion, The Play Pavilion and Children’s Park, Mile End Park Leisure Centre, Mile End stadium, Mile End Climbing Wall, the skate park and Urban adventure base. Nearby are an extreme sports centre and Revolution Karting, an electric Go Kart track as well as the Ragged School Museum.

Art exhibitions are held at the park's Art Pavilion. Download the current programme here.

The Park currently has a Green Flag Award

Mile End Park green flag award

Park map

You can download your own copy of the MEP map, which includes information regarding toilets, park facilities and the local area.

How to get to us

Bus: buses 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 specific information regarding accessibility please click the link below.


 DisabledGo link logo

Mile End Park enabled maps and audio walk

Mile End Park has produced a unique set of maps to provide a step-free journey to assist our visitors with disabilities. The enabled maps offer a step-free route from Mile End Underground Station to the Children's Park and Art Pavilion.

Get involved

We are expanding opportunities for people to volunteer with work and events in Mile End Park. We are looking for volunteers to help with:

  • Environmental work
  • Assisting at events
  • Providing activities in the park
  • Helping the rangers with projects
  • Visitor surveys.

For a chance to volunteer, please complete the volunteer contact and skills form.

Contact us

Park ranger team:
Tel: 07951 321051

For Arts/Ecology Pavilion bookings
Email: PavilionBookings@towerhamlets.gov.uk
Tel: 020 7364 3115