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.

The Falcons That Haunt Tate Modern's Chimney

The Falcons That Haunt Tate Modern's Chimney

We host more than 30 pairs of these amazing birds
Things You Might Not Know About The Borough Of Lewisham

Things You Might Not Know About The Borough Of Lewisham

Including an ancient stone circle.
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.
The South London Pier Where Holidaymakers Used To Disembark

The South London Pier Where Holidaymakers Used To Disembark

And why is it shaped like a boomerang?
10 Oddest Things To Float Down The Thames

10 Oddest Things To Float Down The Thames

Ducks, ice-cream vans, hippos and balls.
What Happened To The Old Wembley Stadium? This

What Happened To The Old Wembley Stadium? This

Why not go for a kickabout
London Walks: Erith To Greenwich

London Walks: Erith To Greenwich

Follow the Thames from ancient marsh to tourist haven.
The City Farm That Straddles A Train Line

The City Farm That Straddles A Train Line

One of the best city farms.
Why Isn't Petticoat Lane On Maps Of London?

Why Isn't Petticoat Lane On Maps Of London?

Where is it?
Skip The Exhibits And Head For The Garden At These Museums

Skip The Exhibits And Head For The Garden At These Museums

Where culture meets nature.
Which London Animal Do You Most Resemble?

Which London Animal Do You Most Resemble?

Anyone else get 'pub cat'?
There's A Fairy Tale Secret Garden On The Bank Of The Thames

There's A Fairy Tale Secret Garden On The Bank Of The Thames

An enchanting garden, 15 minutes walk from Waterloo.
What happens to London's rubble?

What happens to London's rubble?

The Crossrail earth is moving to Essex, but where else has London sent its spoil?
Where To Grow Local Produce In London

Where To Grow Local Produce In London

Blooming marvellous.
Weekend Walks: The New River Path

Weekend Walks: The New River Path

Turkey Street to Ally Pally.
The Beatles' London

The Beatles' London

Where to see memorabilia and more
There's Massive Price Disparity In London's Park Benches

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

No foreign languages allowed
Edge City: Why You Should See Croydon's Fascinating Architecture

Edge City: Why You Should See Croydon's Fascinating Architecture

Cracking car parks.
What Lives In The Thames?

What Lives In The Thames?

What lives beneath the surface?
A Fascinating Look Back To Piccadilly Circus In The 60s

A Fascinating Look Back To Piccadilly Circus In The 60s

This video's got everything: hippies, coppers, buses, sewers, a peek into a 60s tube station.
Weekend Walk: A Canalside Amble Through West London

Weekend Walk: A Canalside Amble Through West London

Including two unbelievable beer gardens.
Did You Know About Euston Station's Ancient Benches?

Did You Know About Euston Station's Ancient Benches?

Properly old.
How Much Do You Really Know About Trafalgar Square?

How Much Do You Really Know About Trafalgar Square?

Secrets of the world-famous square
Friday Photos: Public Spaces

Friday Photos: Public Spaces

What's your favourite corner of London?
13 Secrets of Waterloo Bridge

13 Secrets of Waterloo Bridge

Waterloo Bridge was once a political hot potato. Sound familiar?
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?
Love Your Lido: Brockwell Lido

Love Your Lido: Brockwell Lido

Everything you need to know about Brockwell Lido
Parakeets Are Now More Common Than Blackbirds

Parakeets Are Now More Common Than Blackbirds

Pigeon? Sparrow? Blackbird? Parakeet?
Top 9 Car Parks In London

Top 9 Car Parks In London

Surprising examples of architectural brilliance.
11 Secrets Of Westminster Bridge

11 Secrets Of Westminster Bridge

Including those Westminster willies...
Weekend Walk: Discover A Lost City Wall

Weekend Walk: Discover A Lost City Wall

Following London's Civil War defences.
9 of London's Most Beautiful Fountains

9 of London's Most Beautiful Fountains

A thing of beauty is a joy forever
London's Little Gardens: SOAS Japanese Roof Garden

London's Little Gardens: SOAS Japanese Roof Garden

An oasis of calm.
Weekend Walks: The Greenway (Beckton To Hackney)

Weekend Walks: The Greenway (Beckton To Hackney)

Ever heard of Beckton Alps?
8 Amazing Facts About London's Coade Stone Lion

8 Amazing Facts About London's Coade Stone Lion

Emile Zola and George VI were fans of this big cat.
Simple, Cheap Ways To Make London Better

Simple, Cheap Ways To Make London Better

We could use some labels on the trees.
Walking The Path Of The River Fleet

Walking The Path Of The River Fleet

Including how the river influenced the shape of a hotel
FORGET zone 1 for a minute. These north west London attractions rock

FORGET zone 1 for a minute. These north west London attractions rock

Cafes, chinooks and cemeteries.
Putting Streatham On The Tourist Map

Putting Streatham On The Tourist Map

Get sweet on SW16.
11 Secrets of London's Eros Statue

11 Secrets of London's Eros Statue

Yes, we know it's really Anteros.
A Thames-Side Walk You Might Not Have Tried

A Thames-Side Walk You Might Not Have Tried

A lovely way to spend a Sunday afternoon
Where To Go Open Water Swimming In London

Where To Go Open Water Swimming In London

A guide to taking on the river.
Are these north London's best pubs for parents?

Are these north London's best pubs for parents?

Happy families.
Weekend Walk: Haringey's Parkland Walk

Weekend Walk: Haringey's Parkland Walk

Views, a bat cave, old rail tracks and a toy graveyard.
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.
7 Acres Of Bloomsbury You Can Only Visit With A Childan You Find A Tube Map With More Fails?

7 Acres Of Bloomsbury You Can Only Visit With A Childan You Find A Tube Map With More Fails?

This park in Bloomsbury is a must-visit if you have small children.
Try This Weekend Walk: From The River Lea To The Thames

Try This Weekend Walk: From The River Lea To The Thames

Football fans are sure to be sated along the way
These London Parks Have Their Own Private Police Forces

These London Parks Have Their Own Private Police Forces

One dates back to the 1870s.
The shoe trees of Brick Lane.

The shoe trees of Brick Lane.

The area hasn't lost its sole.
London's Little Gardens: Old City Church Sites

London's Little Gardens: Old City Church Sites

Greenery in hidden places.