Mile End Park
Chisenhale Gallery- This gallery in a 1930s warehouse is a breath of fresh air to the art scene, as it has an eclectic programme of mostly under-represented artists. Their focus is on emerging artists in all genres, and previous exhibitors have gone on to become well-known names, such as Rachel Whiteread, Sam Taylor-Wood and Wolfgang Tillmans.
The man-made Mile End Park was created in the 1940s to ensure there were several green spaces that connected the city to the River Thames. Although the idea didn’t quite flourish, Mile End Park is situated right beside the Regent’s Canal. The park was erected on a site that had been destroyed by World War II bombing, and its odd design is split in two by Mile End Road, with a bright green bridge connecting the two sides. Guided walks and events like Easter Egg Hunts take place throughout the year, and the arts pavilion hosts exhibitions, often by local artists or graduate shows.
Mile End Park Leisure Centre & Stadium is situated close to Mile End underground station, Queen Mary University, Tower Hamlets College, Victoria Park and Canary Wharf. The venue is Tower Hamlets flagship Centre boasting a 130+ station state of the art gym with CV, resistance machines, and free-weight areas. It also offers an 8 lane 25m swimming pool and a teaching/family pool with a moveable floor. Furthermore, the external facilities consist of 5 and 7 aside football pitches, tennis courts, hockey pitches, netball pitches and an athletics stadium with a spectator grandstand.The Centre has a diverse programme of sports and activities.