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We want you to enjoy our parks and open spaces in Newham, so having a drink as part of a picnic with family or friends, for example, is allowed.
This applies to all land in Newham that is open to the air and can be accessed by the public. It also includes Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.
Read our byelaws for parks in Newham and Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park
There is not a total ban on drinking alcohol in public areas in Newham. However, you must not drink alcohol in public if a police or council officer asks you not to.
You can also drink in your own garden, on private property or at licensed premises such as cafes or restaurants which have tables outside.
The law does not apply to London Underground and Docklands Light Railway stations, which have byelaws to stop drinking.
We work with the police to take action against anyone who drinks alcohol in a public place and causes:
No further action will be taken if when stopped you:
Further action will be taken if when stopped you:
You can be arrested, and you could be fined up to £500.