Mile End Park

Mile End Park is unusual. It was created as a result of a plan for London in the 1940s, which envisaged that there would be several green areas connecting different areas of London to the River Thames.

As a result the park has been created from land brought into park uses over 50 years – much of it formerly housing and industrial buildings. Some of this land is separated by roads, railways and waterways.

Art exhibitions are held at the park's Art Pavilion. Download full details here.

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

Mile End Park is located in the heart of the East End of London in Tower Hamlets, with good transport links.

Bus: buses 25, 277, D6, D7 and N25 pass close to Mile End Park.

Mile end park green bridge with Canary Wharf in the backgroundTube: 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.

Overground: the nearest overground train station is Bethnal Green. Bethnal Green Station is about a 10-minute walk from the Green Bridge.

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

Mohammed Raja (park development officer – community)
Tel: 020 7364 6108

Paul Sammut (community engagement officer)
Tel: 020 7364 2253

Keith Woodard (park development officer – infrastructure)
Tel: 020 7364 7459

Park ranger team:
Tel: 07951 321051

Mile End Park Play Pavilion
Tel: 020 7364 0902

For Arts/Ecology Pavilion bookings
Tel: 020 7364 1213

For general Tower Hamlets parks enquiries email