Here you will find answers to many frequently asked questions. If there is something you would like to find out which is not listed below, please get in touch with us using our contact form or by emailing us on firstname.lastname@example.org
When can I hire the park?
The park is available to hire all year round. On some occasions it is closed for maintenance which is normally in early spring and autumn. Events and set up can only take place between 07.00 – 23.00 Monday – Saturday and 07.00 – 22.00 on Sunday.
Are there restrictions on Event timings?
Yes, events need to finish by 18.00. We would not consider an application for an evening activity as there are residential buildings right on the doorstep. On very rare occasions we may extend the time to 20.00 but this would need detailed consultation with residents.
How much does it cost to hire the park?
We have a set scale of charges, daily and hourly (minimum of 2hours) which can be supplied on request. The day hire period is from 07.00 – 23.00 Monday – Saturday and 07.00 – 22.00 on Sunday. We do not do part hours or days.
What is included in the hire fee?
We provide the space and use of electricity and water. You will need to arrange for everything else, including cleaning and security. We can advise on preferred suppliers.
How do I book the park?
Go to the ‘make enquiry’ tab on the left and supply us with a brief summary of your event so that we can assess the event suitability and let you know if the dates are available. Once we have confirmed this you can make an application through EventApp. We will agree terms with you and will require a 30% fee booking deposit to secure the booking. We will then draw up a contract and issue a final invoice prior to the event. Final payment is due 30 days prior to the event.
Are there cancelation charges?
Yes on a scale from minimum of 10% to a maximum of 100% depending on when you cancel the event.
Will I need a license?
The park has a premises license under the licencing Act 2003. A copy of this can be found here. The license covers public entertainment and sale of alcohol. For further details see our Guide to holding events
Are there noise restrictions on site?
Yes, we have a licensable level of 65db. It’s important to note that there are residents on the edge of park so very noisy events will not be considered. The license does not allow recorded music before 10am or live music before 11am. We do not permit events later than 18.00 (20.00 on rare occasions) to mitigate noise disturbance for our neighbours.
Do you have electricity and water?
Yes, up to 63Amp 3 phase available on lawn 3. There is also a potable water supply on lawn 2 nearest to City Hall.
How do I get to the park?
- By bus to Tooley Street: 47
- By bus to Tower Bridge Road: 42, 78, 188, 381, RV1
- By tube to London Bridge or Tower Hill
Is there car parking nearby?
The nearest car park is the Q-park on 46-50 Gainsford Street, London, SE1 2NE – http://www.q-park.co.uk/parking/london/q-park-tower-bridge
What are the park’s opening and closing times?
The park is open to the public at all times.
Are there any cafes on the park?
Cafe Fratelli is situated next to the park by City Hall. There are also cafes, bars and restuarants on the More London Estate and in Shad Thames.
Am I allowed to picnic on the park?
Yes, but barbeques are not allowed.
Am I allowed to play ball games on park?
Space on the park is very limited and we would ask people to respect other park users.
Are dogs allowed on the park?
Yes, we would ask you to clear up after your dog and use the bins provided and respect the other park users.
Are there any toilets on the park?
There are no toilets on the park. There are pay toilets behind the Fratelli café and on the Rill. If you are organising an event it is also possible to hire the More London toilets that are in position on the park from June to October each year.
We strongly recommend that you employ an experienced event management company who are conversant with UK regulations. The companies listed below have worked successfully with the Potters Fields Management Trust, and have extensive knowledge of the park. These are recommendations for which we accept no commission and take no responsibility.