Potters Fields Park is one of London’s most iconic locations and hosts a variety of exciting events, including performances, food festivals, family activities, PR/marketing activations and leisure activities.

If you would like to talk to us about hiring the Park, please use the online form, email us at or call us on 020 7036 6410

Potters Fields Park in central London is a great open space with good access and, with Tower Bridge as its backdrop, amazing for photo ops and press launches. Its management team are totally professional and a pleasure to work with. - Toby Crowther, Sketch Events

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

Are there site restrictions?

Yes there are several restrictions on times, structures and access to the park. These can be found on our FAQ for Event Organisers document.

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. Builds and derigs can only take place between 07.00 – 23.00 Monday – Saturday and 07.00 – 22.00 on Sunday. Whilst legally we are able to hold events till 23.00 Monday – Saturday and 22.00 on Sundays we discourage evening activities as there are residential buildings right next to the park.

What times can events take place?

Whilst our Planning Permission and Premises Licence allow for events till 23.00 Monday – Saturday and 22.00 on Sundays we discourage evening activities as there are residential buildings right next to the park.

How much does it cost to hire the park?

We have a set scale of charges covering day, half-day and hourly (minimum of 2 hours) rates 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.

What is included in the hire fee?

We provide the space and use of electricity. 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 cancellation 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 licence?

The park has a Premises Licence under the licencing Act 2003. A copy of this can be found here. The licence covers public entertainment and sale of alcohol. For further details see our Guide to holding events

Are there noise restrictions on site?

Yes, the permitted maximum level is 65dB. It’s important to note that there are residents on the edge of park so very noisy events will not be considered. The licence does not allow recorded music before 10:00 or live music before 11:00.

Do you have electricity and water?

Electricity, yes – up to 63Amp 3 phase is available on lawn 3. Please note that there is no access to water on site, so water required must be brought on site and any grey water removed at the end of the event.

How do I get to the park?

  • By bus to Tooley Street: 47, 343, 381, RV1
  • By bus to Tower Bridge Road: 42, 78, 188, 381, RV1
  • By tube to London Bridge or Tower Hill; by DLR to Tower Gateway

Is there car parking nearby?

The nearest car park is the Q-park at 46-50 Gainsford Street, London, SE1 2NE –

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 restaurants on the One Tower Bridge development, at More London Estate and in Shad Thames.

Am I allowed to picnic on the park?

Yes, but barbecues 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, but please keep your dog on a lead and clear up after them using the bins provided.

Are there any toilets on the park?

There are no toilets on the park. There are pay toilets behind the Fratelli café.

Event Management

We strongly recommend that you employ an experienced event management company which is conversant with UK regulations. Please contact us if you would like a recommendation.