27 September 2016 | 12 °C

Great Outdoors

Londonist's guide to  things to do in London including everything from the best parks to summer events, activities, open-air cinema, outdoor and more.

10 Places In London You'll Probably Never Visit

10 Places In London You'll Probably Never Visit

From the sewers to the rooftops: our top 10 urban explorations.
If you're looking for silence in central London, you could do a lot worse than heading here

If you're looking for silence in central London, you could do a lot worse than heading here

You wouldn't know you were in London
Finding London's Most Famous Hidden River

Finding London's Most Famous Hidden River

London's most famous hidden river.
It's Possible To Walk 17 Miles From Trafalgar Square Without Crossing A Road

It's Possible To Walk 17 Miles From Trafalgar Square Without Crossing A Road

How far can you walk from Trafalgar Sq without crossing a road?
The Best Walk For A Date In London

The Best Walk For A Date In London

Pubs (and escape routes) along the way.
Hidden Pubs And Less-Visited Histories On The Thames

Hidden Pubs And Less-Visited Histories On The Thames

A day out with MBNA Thames Clippers.
A Must-Read Guide To Swimming Oudoors in London

A Must-Read Guide To Swimming Oudoors in London

Splosh your way through London's lidos
The Place In London Where You Can Stay For £10 A Night

The Place In London Where You Can Stay For £10 A Night

Ever considered it?
London's tallest tree is 39m:

London's tallest tree is 39m:

Have you visited London's tallest tree?
What Lies Beneath: West Norwood Cemetery

What Lies Beneath: West Norwood Cemetery

A guest reporter bravely investigates the catacombs under one of London's great Victorian cemeteries...
Forty Hall: Escape To The Country Without Leaving London

Forty Hall: Escape To The Country Without Leaving London

Escape to the country without leaving London.
Pokemon Go And London: What You Need To Know

Pokemon Go And London: What You Need To Know

City goes Pikachu mad.
Ever wondered what wildlife lives in the Thames? Here's a guide

Ever wondered what wildlife lives in the Thames? Here's a guide

What lives beneath the surface?
Silly Road Signs Now Almost As Common As Sensible Ones

Silly Road Signs Now Almost As Common As Sensible Ones

Love them or hate them?
Where To Feel Like You're In The Countryside In London

Where To Feel Like You're In The Countryside In London

From woodland walks and rolling hills to rustic country pubs
In Pictures: London's Burning, The Great Fire 350 Festival

In Pictures: London's Burning, The Great Fire 350 Festival

All the best pictures
Which Are London's Commonest Birds?

Which Are London's Commonest Birds?

Pigeon? Sparrow? Blackbird? Parakeet?
6 Architectural Gems In Croydon

6 Architectural Gems In Croydon

Cracking car parks.
Did you know about this secret garden in south London?

Did you know about this secret garden in south London?

A romantic stroll with fountains and pagodas.
10 Oddest Things To Float Down The Thames

10 Oddest Things To Float Down The Thames

Ducks, ice-cream vans, hippos and balls.
Get Your Tickets Now For The Alexandra Palace Fireworks Show

Get Your Tickets Now For The Alexandra Palace Fireworks Show

And don't forget the beer festival
London Walks: Erith To Greenwich

London Walks: Erith To Greenwich

Follow the Thames from ancient marsh to tourist haven.
Where To Find Harry Potter In London

Where To Find Harry Potter In London

Magic stuff.
London's Best Museum Gardens

London's Best Museum Gardens

Including the one where kiwis are grown.
Why Isn't Petticoat Lane On Maps Of London?

Why Isn't Petticoat Lane On Maps Of London?

Where is it?
Weekend Walk Along The New River

Weekend Walk Along The New River

Turkey Street to Ally Pally.
Friday Photos: Public Spaces

Friday Photos: Public Spaces

What's your favourite corner of London?
Think You Know All About Westminster Bridge?

Think You Know All About Westminster Bridge?

Including its dodgy beginnings.
Simple, Cheap Ways To Make London Better

Simple, Cheap Ways To Make London Better

Add to our list of inexpensive improvements.
Weekend Walk: A Canalside Amble Through West London

Weekend Walk: A Canalside Amble Through West London

Including two unbelievable beer gardens.
Weekend Walk: Discover A Lost City Wall

Weekend Walk: Discover A Lost City Wall

Following London's Civil War defences.
Love Your Lido: Brockwell Lido

Love Your Lido: Brockwell Lido

Everything you need to know about Brockwell Lido
Tried This East London Walk Along An Old Sewer?

Tried This East London Walk Along An Old Sewer?

More beautiful than it sounds.
Weekend Walk: Haringey's Parkland Walk

Weekend Walk: Haringey's Parkland Walk

Views, a bat cave, old rail tracks and a toy graveyard.
4 Freezing Outdoor Swims In London

4 Freezing Outdoor Swims In London

Brrrr-ing it on.
Putting Streatham On The Tourist Map

Putting Streatham On The Tourist Map

Get sweet on SW16.
Release your inner child on this illuminated, singing see-saws

Release your inner child on this illuminated, singing see-saws

See-saws have upped their game since we were kids.
How To Get Swallowed By A Blue Whale In Barnet

How To Get Swallowed By A Blue Whale In Barnet

A jaw-dropping sight in north London.
Where To Be A Pirate In London

Where To Be A Pirate In London

Release your inner Jack Sparrow.
Everything You Need To Know About Trafalgar Square

Everything You Need To Know About Trafalgar Square

Much more than pigeons and plinths.
Must-Read Guide To The Notting Hill Carnival 2016

Must-Read Guide To The Notting Hill Carnival 2016

It actually lasts two and a HALF days.
London's Little Gardens: Old City Church Sites

London's Little Gardens: Old City Church Sites

Greenery in hidden places.
London's Little Gardens: SOAS Japanese Roof Garden

London's Little Gardens: SOAS Japanese Roof Garden

An oasis of calm.
8 Secrets Of The South Bank Lion

8 Secrets Of The South Bank Lion

There's more to this leonine statue than meets the eye.
The Secret History Of The London Plane Tree

The Secret History Of The London Plane Tree

The long-distance love story of our favourite tree.
Muddy London: How To Get Your Feet Dirty

Muddy London: How To Get Your Feet Dirty

Make the most of London's wild spaces this summer.
What are The Dangling Shoe Trees Of Brick Lane About?

What are The Dangling Shoe Trees Of Brick Lane About?

And who's charging £1 to take photos of them?
A Sweeping Cycle Route Through West London

A Sweeping Cycle Route Through West London

Ealing to Richmond via Osterley.
Friday Photos: London's Parklife

Friday Photos: London's Parklife

Pictures to inspire your weekend picnic.
Weekend Walk: Hayes To Shirley

Weekend Walk: Hayes To Shirley

Take a hike through the boroughs of Bromley and Croydon.