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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.

6 Of London's Most Relaxing Days Out

6 Of London's Most Relaxing Days Out

Chill out.
This Is The Narrowest Street In London

This Is The Narrowest Street In London

Breathe in...
In Pictures: Empty and Abandoned London

In Pictures: Empty and Abandoned London

Abandoned areas of London
11 Fun Facts About London's Millennium Bridge

11 Fun Facts About London's Millennium Bridge

Expensive, but beautiful
London in 1976

London in 1976

London 40 years ago
In Pictures: London In 1976

In Pictures: London In 1976

Gorgeous shots of Carnaby Street and King's Road, plus a few famous faces.
8 Secrets Of Tobacco Dock

8 Secrets Of Tobacco Dock

A chequered history.
London's Little Gardens: Geffrye Museum's Herb Garden

London's Little Gardens: Geffrye Museum's Herb Garden

The walled garden feels like a secret world
Beautiful Examples Of Brutalist Architecture In London

Beautiful Examples Of Brutalist Architecture In London

Brutal? Or raw?
10 Places In London You'll Probably Never Visit

10 Places In London You'll Probably Never Visit

We've done it, so you don't have to
Is This The Most Peaceful Spot In Bloomsbury?

Is This The Most Peaceful Spot In Bloomsbury?

The closest thing to silence we've found in central London
Look Back: London's Lost Football Stadiums

Look Back: London's Lost Football Stadiums

Millwall have had more stadiums than hot dinners.
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 to walk 17 miles from Trafalgar Sq without crossing a road.
In Pictures: Art Deco London

In Pictures: Art Deco London

Lovely.
Things You Might Not Know About The Borough Of Lewisham

Things You Might Not Know About The Borough Of Lewisham

Including an ancient stone circle.
The Best Walk For A Date In London

The Best Walk For A Date In London

Pubs (and escape routes) along the way.
Secrets Of Chelsea Bridge

Secrets Of Chelsea Bridge

From biker hangout to super highway, this bridge has a chequered past
This Is What The Light Display On The Sea Containers Building Is For

This Is What The Light Display On The Sea Containers Building Is For

Plus details of how you can help keep the river clean.
How Did Holland Park End Up With Two Japanese Gardens?

How Did Holland Park End Up With Two Japanese Gardens?

One of London's least-secret 'secret' gardens
London's Oldest Resident: A Yew Tree In Barnet

London's Oldest Resident: A Yew Tree In Barnet

A trip to Totteridge.
The City Farm That Straddles A Train Line

The City Farm That Straddles A Train Line

Where train stock meets livestock
Londonist Out Loud: The Living And The Dead

Londonist Out Loud: The Living And The Dead

There's more to London's cemeteries than meets the eye.
Where you can still find the river Fleet in Lonond

Where you can still find the river Fleet in Lonond

From Hampstead to the Thames.
How Did London End Up With So Many Royal Parks?

How Did London End Up With So Many Royal Parks?

Eight Royal Parks, and one special case.
London's Most Poignant Memorials

London's Most Poignant Memorials

From the personal to the anonymous
What's The Coldest It's Ever Been In London?

What's The Coldest It's Ever Been In London?

From the days when it got cold enough for the Thames to freeze over
9 Unusual Things To Do In And Around Tate Modern

9 Unusual Things To Do In And Around Tate Modern

Including how to showcase your own art in the gallery
Video: Will Croydon Look Like This One Day?

Video: Will Croydon Look Like This One Day?

You'll never look at Croydon the same way again.
Have You Spotted London's Amazing Ancient Trees?

Have You Spotted London's Amazing Ancient Trees?

The story of these amazing trees deserves to be more widely known
Non-Touristy Things To Do In West London

Non-Touristy Things To Do In West London

Ever wondered what there's to do in Uxbridge?
Feel LIke You're In The Countryside Without Leaving London

Feel LIke You're In The Countryside Without Leaving London

Beautiful greenery.
Coram's Fields: Where Adults Must Be Accompanied By A Child

Coram's Fields: Where Adults Must Be Accompanied By A Child

Swings, sand and goats.
Some Of London's Best Secret Gardens

Some Of London's Best Secret Gardens

We challenge you to find more tranquil spots in London
The Falcons That Haunt Tate Modern's Chimney

The Falcons That Haunt Tate Modern's Chimney

We host more than 30 pairs of these amazing birds
A Fragment Of The World Trade Centre In Stratford

A Fragment Of The World Trade Centre In Stratford

Steel remnants.
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...
Everything You Need To Know About The Thames Foreshore

Everything You Need To Know About The Thames Foreshore

From prehistoric flint to Blitz rubble.
London Places Connected To The Beatles

London Places Connected To The Beatles

Where to see memorabilia and more
In Search Of London's Loftiest Tree

In Search Of London's Loftiest Tree

It's 39m, don't you know.
Top 10 Things To Do In The Borough Of Southwark

Top 10 Things To Do In The Borough Of Southwark

From the banks of the Thames down to Peckham, here's the best of the borough.
A Secret Garden In South London

A Secret Garden In South London

Worth climbing *that* hill for.
What We Learned Running Every Single London Parkrun

What We Learned Running Every Single London Parkrun

Including the one with the best café.
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?
North London's finest unsung museums

North London's finest unsung museums

Exploring beyond London's big-name museums.
London's Best Community Gardens

London's Best Community Gardens

Is there one near you?
London's Most Beautiful Bridges

London's Most Beautiful Bridges

Superb.
In Pictures: London's Best Neon Art

In Pictures: London's Best Neon Art

Gorgeous
6 Of The Best Romantic London Days Out

6 Of The Best Romantic London Days Out

Special places for your special someone
In Photos: Defaced Road Signs In London

In Photos: Defaced Road Signs In London

Have we reached peak silly?
How To Get A London Parakeet To Land On You

How To Get A London Parakeet To Land On You

Worth two in the bush