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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.

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
Everything You Need To Know About London's Eros Statue

Everything You Need To Know About London's Eros Statue

Torrid tales of vandalism and bankruptcy.
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.
Secrets Of The Thames Foreshore

Secrets Of The Thames Foreshore

Here's how to read the hidden stories of our great river.
The Best Walk For A Date In London

The Best Walk For A Date In London

Pubs (and escape routes) along the way.
Where Can You Find The Fleet In London?

Where Can You Find The Fleet In London?

London's most famous hidden river.
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 Feel Like You're In The Countryside In London

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

Beautiful greenery.
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?
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...
Have You Seen London's Tallest Tree?

Have You Seen London's Tallest Tree?

Have you visited London's tallest tree?
London's Defaced Road Signs

London's Defaced Road Signs

Are these joke road signs becoming a bit tedious?
What Lives In The Thames?

What Lives In The Thames?

Salmon and otters and porpoises, oh my.
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.
Next time you're in a museum, it might be worth paying its garden a visit

Next time you're in a museum, it might be worth paying its garden a visit

Get some fresh air after your museum visit.
10 Oddest Things To Float Down The Thames

10 Oddest Things To Float Down The Thames

Ducks, ice-cream vans, hippos and balls.
13 Secrets of Waterloo Bridge

13 Secrets of Waterloo Bridge

The 'noblest bridge in the world'.
6 Architectural Gems In Croydon

6 Architectural Gems In Croydon

Cracking car parks.
9 of London's Most Beautiful Fountains

9 of London's Most Beautiful Fountains

Venus, Diana, nymphs and more.
Have You Been To These Unsung North London Museums?

Have You Been To These Unsung North London Museums?

Exploring beyond London's big-name museums.
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.
Why Isn't Petticoat Lane On Maps Of London?

Why Isn't Petticoat Lane On Maps Of London?

It hasn't been for more than 180 years.
Parakeets Are Now More Common Than Blackbirds

Parakeets Are Now More Common Than Blackbirds

Popular tweets.
11 Secrets Of Westminster Bridge

11 Secrets Of Westminster Bridge

All about London's oldest surviving road bridge.
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
Your Photos: London's Burning

Your Photos: London's Burning

London commemorates 350 years since the Great Fire
8 Amazing Facts About London's Coade Stone Lion

8 Amazing Facts About London's Coade Stone Lion

There's more to this leonine statue than meets the eye.
Weekend Walk: A Canalside Amble Through West London

Weekend Walk: A Canalside Amble Through West London

Including two unbelievable beer gardens.
Where To Go Ice Skating In London At Christmas

Where To Go Ice Skating In London At Christmas

A festive classic.
Friday Photos: Public Spaces

Friday Photos: Public Spaces

What's your favourite corner of London?
Simple, Cheap Ways To Make London Better

Simple, Cheap Ways To Make London Better

Some quick wins for a better city.
Perfect North London Pubs For Parents

Perfect North London Pubs For Parents

Happy families.
London's Little Gardens: SOAS Japanese Roof Garden

London's Little Gardens: SOAS Japanese Roof Garden

An oasis of calm.
Weekend Walk: Discover A Lost City Wall

Weekend Walk: Discover A Lost City Wall

Following London's Civil War defences.
Top 10 Car Parks In London

Top 10 Car Parks In London

A tour round some of the capital's finest multistoreys.
Try This Beautiful Industrial East London Walk

Try This Beautiful Industrial East London Walk

Ever heard of Beckton Alps?
How Much Do You Really Know About Trafalgar Square?

How Much Do You Really Know About Trafalgar Square?

Secrets of the world-famous square
Take Time To Explore Beyond Central London

Take Time To Explore Beyond Central London

Self-playing instruments and Hindu gods.
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?
Weekend Walk: Haringey's Parkland Walk

Weekend Walk: Haringey's Parkland Walk

Views, a bat cave, old rail tracks and a toy graveyard.
Try One Of These Treasure Trails In Your Lunch Hour

Try One Of These Treasure Trails In Your Lunch Hour

Now this is a fun way to spend a lunch hour.
Putting Streatham On The Tourist Map

Putting Streatham On The Tourist Map

Get sweet on SW16.
Nature-ist: Northala Fields

Nature-ist: Northala Fields

What are those four mounds flanking the A40 at Northolt?
How Many Statues To Non-Brits Are There In London?

How Many Statues To Non-Brits Are There In London?

Could he be the 7th president with a London statue?
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.
London's Little Gardens: Old City Church Sites

London's Little Gardens: Old City Church Sites

Greenery in hidden places.