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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.

11 Things You Might Not Know About Wandsworth

11 Things You Might Not Know About Wandsworth

Including its use in Kubrick's A Clockwork Orange...
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.
Photos of Brixton Looking Beautiful

Photos of Brixton Looking Beautiful

A portrait of Brixton
Video: Shadwell's Amazing Adventure Playground

Video: Shadwell's Amazing Adventure Playground

"I learnt to be brave, and never give up..."
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
London's Best Brutalist Architecture

London's Best Brutalist Architecture

Brutal but often beautiful.
Look Back: London's Lost Football Stadiums

Look Back: London's Lost Football Stadiums

Step back in time.
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

Geeky walking.
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.
The Best Walk For A Date In London

The Best Walk For A Date In London

Pubs (and escape routes) along the way.
Fab Photos Of Art Deco London

Fab Photos Of Art Deco London

It's not just on the Strand
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
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.
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?
Where To Feel Like You're In The Countryside In London

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

Beautiful greenery.
Photos of London's Bridges

Photos of London's Bridges

Superlative spans
A Piece Of The Twin Towers In Stratford

A Piece Of The Twin Towers In Stratford

Chances are, you'll be alone.
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...
Some Of London's Best Secret Gardens

Some Of London's Best Secret Gardens

Tranquil spots away from the madness.
Do you know what you can find on the Thames foreshore?

Do you know what you can find on the Thames foreshore?

It's amazing what you can find.
Where Is London's Tallest Tree?

Where Is London's Tallest Tree?

You won't be-leaf it.
These Are Some Of London's Best Neon Signs

These Are Some Of London's Best Neon Signs

Gorgeous
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.
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.
What We Learned Running Every Single London Parkrun

What We Learned Running Every Single London Parkrun

Including the one with the best café.
A Secret Garden In South London

A Secret Garden In South London

Worth climbing *that* hill for.
Silly Road Signs Now Almost As Common As Sensible Ones

Silly Road Signs Now Almost As Common As Sensible Ones

Are these joke road signs becoming a bit tedious?
North London's finest unsung museums

North London's finest unsung museums

Exploring beyond London's big-name museums.
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
6 Of The Best Romantic London Days Out

6 Of The Best Romantic London Days Out

Special places for your special someone
London's Lost Rivers: The Westbourne

London's Lost Rivers: The Westbourne

Once a river, now a sewer.
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.
In Pictures: London's Most Beautiful Flowerbeds

In Pictures: London's Most Beautiful Flowerbeds

London's never looked so colourful
10 Oddest Things To Float Down The Thames

10 Oddest Things To Float Down The Thames

Ducks, ice-cream vans, hippos and balls.
London's Craziest Day Trips

London's Craziest Day Trips

Take a break from the ordinary.
London Walks: Erith To Greenwich

London Walks: Erith To Greenwich

Follow the Thames from ancient marsh to tourist haven.
Did You Know About The Piece Of Berlin Wall In London?

Did You Know About The Piece Of Berlin Wall In London?

History hiding in plain sight.
Why Isn't Petticoat Lane On Maps Of London?

Why Isn't Petticoat Lane On Maps Of London?

Where is it?
Often overlooked, these museum gardens are well worth a visit

Often overlooked, these museum gardens are well worth a visit

From courtyard cafes to rambling fields.
Weekend Walks: The New River Path

Weekend Walks: The New River Path

Turkey Street to Ally Pally.
6 Architectural Gems In Croydon

6 Architectural Gems In Croydon

Cracking car parks.
What Lives In The Thames?

What Lives In The Thames?

Salmon and otters and porpoises, oh my.
There's Massive Price Disparity In London's Park Benches

There's Massive Price Disparity In London's Park Benches

No foreign languages allowed
Did You Know About Euston Station's Ancient Benches?

Did You Know About Euston Station's Ancient Benches?

Properly old.
Weekend Walk: A Canalside Amble Through West London

Weekend Walk: A Canalside Amble Through West London

Including two unbelievable beer gardens.
How Much Do You Really Know About Trafalgar Square?

How Much Do You Really Know About Trafalgar Square?

Secrets of the world-famous square
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
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?