25 August 2016 | 21 °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.

London's tallest tree is 39m:

London's tallest tree is 39m:

Have you visited London's tallest tree?
Seven new Pokémon trails have been unveiled in London

Seven new Pokémon trails have been unveiled in London

A helpful hint for Pokémon Go! players
Pirate-Themed Family Days Out In London

Pirate-Themed Family Days Out In London

Great places to take budding pirates.
Have You Been To Covent Garden's Secret Garden?

Have You Been To Covent Garden's Secret Garden?

Would you miss it if it closed?
How to walk 17 miles from Trafalgar Sq without crossing a road:

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

How to walk 17 miles from Trafalgar Sq without crossing a road.
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
London's Best Lidos, Pools and Ponds

London's Best Lidos, Pools and Ponds

Cool off in London's best outdoor pools
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 Beautiful Cycle Route In South London

A Beautiful Cycle Route In South London

Nine miles of great views.
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?
Which Are London's Commonest Birds?

Which Are London's Commonest Birds?

Pigeon? Sparrow? Blackbird? Parakeet?
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?
Where To Feel Like You're In The Countryside In London

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

Beautiful greenery.
A Secret Garden In South London

A Secret Garden In South London

One for the explorers among you.
10 Oddest Things To Float Down The Thames

10 Oddest Things To Float Down The Thames

Ducks, ice-cream vans, hippos and balls.
6 post-war architectural gems in Croydon:

6 post-war architectural gems in Croydon:

Fascinating buildings.
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.
London's Best Beaches

London's Best Beaches

Fetch the suncream.
London Walks: Erith To Greenwich

London Walks: Erith To Greenwich

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

Where To Find Harry Potter In London

Magic stuff.
Why Isn't Petticoat Lane On Maps Of London?

Why Isn't Petticoat Lane On Maps Of London?

Where is it?
11 Secrets Of Westminster Bridge

11 Secrets Of Westminster Bridge

Fools, willies and lamps.
The BFG's Left Dream Jars All Over London... Can You Find Them?

The BFG's Left Dream Jars All Over London... Can You Find Them?

Time for a phizz-whizzing art trail.
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 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: Discover A Lost City Wall

Weekend Walk: Discover A Lost City Wall

Following London's Civil War defences.
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.
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.
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.
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.
London's Little Gardens: SOAS Japanese Roof Garden

London's Little Gardens: SOAS Japanese Roof Garden

An oasis of calm.
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.
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.
A Sweeping Cycle Route Through West London

A Sweeping Cycle Route Through West London

Ealing to Richmond via Osterley.
Weekend Walk: Hayes To Shirley

Weekend Walk: Hayes To Shirley

Take a hike through the boroughs of Bromley and Croydon.
Weekend Walks: Flask-To-Flask In Highgate And Hampstead

Weekend Walks: Flask-To-Flask In Highgate And Hampstead

Start and finish at a pub.
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?
Get Out Of Zone 1: North West London

Get Out Of Zone 1: North West London

Self playing instruments and Hindu gods.
How To Get Tickets For Wimbledon 2016

How To Get Tickets For Wimbledon 2016

How to get those coveted tickets.
Swans In London: Things You Should Know

Swans In London: Things You Should Know

What happens if you kill one? What do they taste like?
Essential London Apps For Families

Essential London Apps For Families

Enjoy London with the family this summer: there's an app for that.
Weekend Walks: Mortlake To Hammersmith

Weekend Walks: Mortlake To Hammersmith

John Dee, Chewbacca and al fresco humping.