Parks and open spaces in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets

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Mile End Park, south of the Mile End Road

The London Borough of Tower Hamlets, in spite of being close to the centre of London and perhaps retaining the idea of it being the docklands area, has over 100 areas of parks and open spaces within its boundaries. These range from the huge (Victoria Park) to small gardens and squares. In common with all the London boroughs, these green spaces provide "lungs" for the leisure pursuits of the inhabitants.

Principal parks and open spaces[edit]

The principal parks in Tower Hamlets are:

Smaller parks within the borough include:


Tower Hamlets is a riverside borough, and one of the largest open spaces is the Thames itself. A sign posted riverside trail exists from Tower Bridge, in the west, around the Isle of Dogs, and leaving the borough at the crossing of the River Lee. Although planning procedures have tried to open and protect access to the river, often private developers have locked gates and otherwise prevented access to what should be public areas. There are otherwise, public stairs providing access to the foreshore.

City farms[edit]


  1. ^ Victoria Park Archived 16 February 2010 at the Wayback Machine, Tower Hamlets Council
  2. ^ "Park It! London" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 16 November 2009. Retrieved 15 September 2013.
  3. ^ "Mudchute Park and Farm". London Borough of Tower Hamlets. Archived from the original on 27 September 2013. Retrieved 25 September 2013.
  4. ^ "Tower Hamlets Council Isaln gardens". Tower Hamlets Council. Archived from the original on 27 September 2013. Retrieved 25 September 2013.
  5. ^ "King Edward Memorial Park Management Plan 2007-2017 Revised January 2008". Tower Hamlets Council. 2008. Retrieved 27 September 2013.[permanent dead link]

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