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.

Walk the Ravensbourne and you'll learn a lot

Walk the Ravensbourne and you'll learn a lot

An historic river.
Watch one man build Tower Bridge from Lego

Watch one man build Tower Bridge from Lego

It took a whole day.
6 Of London's Most Relaxing Days Out

6 Of London's Most Relaxing Days Out

Just chill
London's Best Off-Limits Attractions

London's Best Off-Limits Attractions

We've done it, so you don't have to
14 Of London's Best Secret Gardens

14 Of London's Best Secret Gardens

Ever been to the one in the shadow of The Shard?
This Is The Narrowest Street In London

This Is The Narrowest Street In London

Breathe in...
This Is London's Longest Pier

This Is London's Longest Pier

You won't find it on any TfL river services maps
Ever noticed the piece of the Berlin Wall, hiding in plain sight in London?

Ever noticed the piece of the Berlin Wall, hiding in plain sight in London?

Proving, perhaps, that London has a little bit of everything.
What's the coldest its ever been in London?

What's the coldest its ever been in London?

Ice, ice, baby.
In Photos: London Looking Empty

In Photos: London Looking Empty

From abandoned tube stations to empty platforms.
6 Ideas For Romantic Days Out In London

6 Ideas For Romantic Days Out In London

Romance really isn't dead.
London in 1976

London in 1976

London 40 years ago
Where To Enjoy London's Rivers

Where To Enjoy London's Rivers

Picnic spots galore
Ever been to this fairytale walled garden right next to the Thames?

Ever been to this fairytale walled garden right next to the Thames?

An enchanting garden, 15 minutes walk from Waterloo.
Visit London's Oldest Tree

Visit London's Oldest Tree

Yew-nique.
Did You Know About Euston Station's Ancient Benches?

Did You Know About Euston Station's Ancient Benches?

More than just a place to park your bum.
Is this the Croydon of the future?

Is this the Croydon of the future?

Brutalist visions.
Visit These Concrete Ships From WWII

Visit These Concrete Ships From WWII

'Concrete ship' sounds as effective as a chocolate fireguard, but here they are...
Did you know about this secret garden in south London?

Did you know about this secret garden in south London?

Ever been?
Everything you need to know about London's most ornate river crossing

Everything you need to know about London's most ornate river crossing

Did you know all these bits of Hammersmith bridge trivia?
Using The Most Easterly Crossing On The Thames

Using The Most Easterly Crossing On The Thames

Woolwich Ferry's little cousin.
Where To See And Hear The Hidden River Fleet

Where To See And Hear The Hidden River Fleet

You can still find it flowing
London's Craziest Day Trips

London's Craziest Day Trips

Brand new answers for next time someone asks, 'How was your weekend?'
Where To Feel Like You're In The Countryside In London

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

From woodland walks and rolling hills to rustic country pubs
Climb up the old Wembley Stadium in Northolt

Climb up the old Wembley Stadium in Northolt

West London's artificial mounds.
How To Get A London Parakeet To Land On You

How To Get A London Parakeet To Land On You

Exceptionally tame.
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 far can you walk from Trafalgar Sq without crossing a road?
Harry Potter's London

Harry Potter's London

Magic stuff.
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 a step back to 1960s Piccadilly

Take a step back to 1960s Piccadilly

Is that Mick Jagger in the film?
This Is What London Looked Like In 1976

This Is What London Looked Like In 1976

George Best, Concorde, and The Jam
How To Explore The City Of London At The Weekend

How To Explore The City Of London At The Weekend

The Square Mile isn't quite a ghost town at weekends...
London has a new bridge, open now

London has a new bridge, open now

Take a stroll over London's newest bridge
Beautiful Examples Of Art Deco In London

Beautiful Examples Of Art Deco In London

From the famous to the little known
This Bucolic Setting Awaits You At The End Of The Jubilee Line

This Bucolic Setting Awaits You At The End Of The Jubilee Line

The first in our new series exploring the end of tube lines. Where should we visit next?
Things You Maybe Didn't Know About Tobacco Dock

Things You Maybe Didn't Know About Tobacco Dock

Pirate ships, lions, armies, oh my!
In Pictures: Brutalist London

In Pictures: Brutalist London

Brutal? Or raw?
Ever encountered this fragment of the World Trade Center?

Ever encountered this fragment of the World Trade Center?

Did you know there's a piece of the Twin Towers tucked away on the Olympic Park?
North London's Best Unsung Museums

North London's Best Unsung Museums

So much to see and do.
Tried This East London Walk Along An Old Sewer?

Tried This East London Walk Along An Old Sewer?

More beautiful than it sounds.
Why Is There A Japanese Kyoto Garden In Holland Park?

Why Is There A Japanese Kyoto Garden In Holland Park?

Ever been?
Do You Know What You Can Find On The Foreshore Of The Thames?

Do You Know What You Can Find On The Foreshore Of The Thames?

Bricks and clay and copper, oh my!
Look Back: London's Lost Football Stadiums

Look Back: London's Lost Football Stadiums

Did we get your favourite?
Your Ultimate Canal Bar Hitlist

Your Ultimate Canal Bar Hitlist

Let's get boozy and bargy
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

Tea among the trees.
A guide to swimming in the Thames, including what's allowed, and staying safe

A guide to swimming in the Thames, including what's allowed, and staying safe

Are you tempted?
Get your walking boots on for this self-guided New River walk

Get your walking boots on for this self-guided New River walk

Turkey Street to Ally Pally.
Try This Thames Walk With A Stunning Panorama

Try This Thames Walk With A Stunning Panorama

Beautifully illustrated.
Where to see peregrine falcons in London

Where to see peregrine falcons in London

One might be eyeing you up right now...
The Place In London Where You Can Stay For £10 A Night

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

A convincing pitch.