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 Art Pavilion, Mile End

Mile End Art Pavilion

 To make an enquiry about hiring the Art Pavilion for a wedding, exhibition or an event contact us at pavilionbookings@towerhamlets.gov.uk or call  020 7364 3115

The Art Pavilion

The Art Pavilion in Mile End Park is a large, stunning gallery space. The building is buried in a grass bank and has a glass frontage that overlooks a small lake. The pavilion is the perfect space for your event or celebration.

The Art Pavilion is available for hire for art exhibitions, corporate events, wedding ceremonies and receptions and private celebrations.

  • The Art Pavilion is a large space with great natural lighting through the stunning glass wall.  
  • Flexible and adaptable space.
  • The building is step free and accessible.
  • Has facilities to support hybrid events.

The Art Pavilion Mile End

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The Art Pavilion
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Traditions © Paul Tucker
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Crafts Day at the Pavilion
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Elder Day at the Pavilion
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Sun shining on the Pavilion
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Shape Open 2017. Power image © Rachel Cherry
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Art exhibition in action
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Art show at Pavilion

The Art Pavilion
Traditions © Paul Tucker
Crafts Day at the Pavilion
Elder Day at the Pavilion
Sun shining on the Pavilion
Shape Open 2017. Power image © Rachel Cherry
Art exhibition in action
Art show at Pavilion

 Capacity and facilities

  • Standing room for 260 people.
  • Exhibition floor space of 480m². The space can be configured according to requirements.
  • Exhibition hanging system.
  • A variety of plinths which can be used for display.
  • Exhibition boards.
  • food preparation area including microwaves and fridges.

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

Located in the heart of East London, the Art Pavilion is just 20 minutes from Central London on the Central line and a 5-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.

Art Pavilion hire rates
Art Pavilion Capacity: 260Rates from:
Half day private hire rate  - 8 hours (Monday to Thursday). Available May to September.  £1650
Full day private hire rate – 16 hours (Monday to Thursday). Available May to September.  £3300
Full day private hire rate – 16 hours (Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays). Available May to September.  £4070

Corporate meeting hire rate per hour (9am - 5pm, Monday to Friday) – minimum five hours. Available May to September.

 £162 per hour
Exhibition rate for seven days (9am - 6pm). Available October to April.  £1925
Subsidised exhibition rate for seven days (9am and to 6pm).  Available October to April.


Contact us

For booking and further information please contact:pavilionbookings@towerhamlets.gov.uk
Tel: 020 7364 3115

How to get to us

Mile End Park, Clinton Road, London, E3 4QY

Mile End Park has produced a map offering a visual, step-free guide from Mile End Underground Station to the Art Pavilion.

Passing close to Mile End Art Pavilion are: 25, 277, D6, D7 and N25.

The nearest underground station is Mile End . The station is in Zone 2.

There is very little car parking near the park. The local streets operate a permit system for residents. Limited parking is available at Bow Wharf. We recommend that you leave your car at home.


The Art 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.