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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.

8 Crazy Days Out In And Around London

8 Crazy Days Out In And Around London

Rafting, climbing, indoor skiing; it's all right here in London.
A South London Pub Crawl With A Difference

A South London Pub Crawl With A Difference

You've not seen London until you've seen the back streets of Welling...
10 Places In London You'll Probably Never Visit

10 Places In London You'll Probably Never Visit

It has been said that we get about a bit.
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
How to walk 17 miles from Trafalgar Sq without crossing a road:

How to walk 17 miles from Trafalgar Sq without crossing a road:

Geeky walking.
The Best Walk For A Date In London

The Best Walk For A Date In London

Pubs (and escape routes) along the way.
Finding London's Most Famous Hidden River

Finding London's Most Famous Hidden River

From Hampstead to the Thames.
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
Where To Feel Like You're In The Countryside In London

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

Beautiful greenery.
Secrets Of The Thames Foreshore

Secrets Of The Thames Foreshore

Here's how to read the hidden stories of our great river.
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...
Where Is London's Tallest Tree?

Where Is London's Tallest Tree?

Unbe-leaf-able.
The Place In London Where You Can Stay For £10 A Night

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

People even stay here on Christmas Day.
A Secret Garden In South London

A Secret Garden In South London

One for the explorers among you.
Non-Touristy Things To Do In West London

Non-Touristy Things To Do In West London

Take a miniature railway to the beach.
London is now stuffed with silly road signs:

London is now stuffed with silly road signs:

Love them or hate them?
Some Of London's Best Secret Gardens

Some Of London's Best Secret Gardens

Tranquil spots away from the madness.
North London's finest unsung museums

North London's finest unsung museums

Exploring beyond London's big-name museums.
10 Oddest Things To Float Down The Thames

10 Oddest Things To Float Down The Thames

Ducks, ice-cream vans, hippos and balls.
There's plenty for Harry Potter fans to see and do in London. Take a look

There's plenty for Harry Potter fans to see and do in London. Take a look

Where to seek the wizard.
London Walks: Erith To Greenwich

London Walks: Erith To Greenwich

Follow the Thames from ancient marsh to tourist haven.
Does Petticoat Lane Market Still Exist?

Does Petticoat Lane Market Still Exist?

It hasn't been for more than 180 years.
Often overlooked, these museum gardens are well worth a visit

Often overlooked, these museum gardens are well worth a visit

Skip the exhibits and head for the greenery.
Thames Wildlife: A Spotter's Guide

Thames Wildlife: A Spotter's Guide

What lives beneath the surface?
6 Architectural Gems In Croydon

6 Architectural Gems In Croydon

Cracking car parks.
Weekend Walk Along The New River

Weekend Walk Along The New River

Turkey Street to Ally Pally.
Love Your Lido: Brockwell Lido

Love Your Lido: Brockwell Lido

Everything you need to know about Brockwell Lido
Weekend Walk: A Canalside Amble Through West London

Weekend Walk: A Canalside Amble Through West London

Including two unbelievable beer gardens.
London Rubble: How The City's Soil Gets Recycled

London Rubble: How The City's Soil Gets Recycled

The Crossrail earth is moving to Essex, but where else has London sent its spoil?
Friday Photos: Public Spaces

Friday Photos: Public Spaces

What's your favourite corner of London?
Head to one of London's amazing #lidos this summer

Head to one of London's amazing #lidos this summer

Fancy a dip in the great outdoors?
The South London Pier Where Holidaymakers Used To Disembark

The South London Pier Where Holidaymakers Used To Disembark

You won't find it on any TfL river services maps
Everything You Need To Know About Waterloo Bridge

Everything You Need To Know About Waterloo Bridge

Waterloo Bridge was once a political hot potato. Sound familiar?
Weekend Walk: Discover A Lost City Wall

Weekend Walk: Discover A Lost City Wall

Following London's Civil War defences.
Video: Immerse Yourself In Swinging 60s Piccadilly Circus

Video: Immerse Yourself In Swinging 60s Piccadilly Circus

Is that Mick Jagger in the video?
Weekend Walks: The Greenway (Beckton To Hackney)

Weekend Walks: The Greenway (Beckton To Hackney)

From pumping stations to Olympic parks.
London's Little Gardens: SOAS Japanese Roof Garden

London's Little Gardens: SOAS Japanese Roof Garden

An oasis of calm.
9 of London's Most Beautiful Fountains

9 of London's Most Beautiful Fountains

A thing of beauty is a joy forever
How Much Do You Really Know About Trafalgar Square?

How Much Do You Really Know About Trafalgar Square?

Secrets of the world-famous square
Parakeets Are Now More Common Than Blackbirds

Parakeets Are Now More Common Than Blackbirds

Pigeon? Sparrow? Blackbird? Parakeet?
Everything You Need To Know About London's Bridge Of Fools

Everything You Need To Know About London's Bridge Of Fools

All about London's oldest surviving road bridge.
How To Make The City Better Without Spending Much Cash

How To Make The City Better Without Spending Much Cash

Local heroes commemorated on lamp posts.
Nature-ist: Northala Fields

Nature-ist: Northala Fields

What are those four mounds flanking the A40 at Northolt?
Weekend Walk: Haringey's Parkland Walk

Weekend Walk: Haringey's Parkland Walk

Views, a bat cave, old rail tracks and a toy graveyard.
Top 9 Car Parks In London

Top 9 Car Parks In London

Pull up to our bumper, baby...
Putting Streatham On The Tourist Map

Putting Streatham On The Tourist Map

Get sweet on SW16.
London's Little Gardens: Old City Church Sites

London's Little Gardens: Old City Church Sites

Greenery in hidden places.
Have You Seen The Shoe Trees Of Brick Lane?

Have You Seen The Shoe Trees Of Brick Lane?

And who's charging £1 to take photos of them?
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.
4 Freezing Outdoor Swims In London

4 Freezing Outdoor Swims In London

Brrrr-ing it on.