29 March 2017 | 12 °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.

Friday Photos: Public Spaces

Friday Photos: Public Spaces

What's your favourite corner of London?
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
This London bridge has starred in Bond and Doctor Who

This London bridge has starred in Bond and Doctor Who

Including its dodgy beginnings.
A Fascinating Look Back To Piccadilly Circus In The 60s

A Fascinating Look Back To Piccadilly Circus In The 60s

Step back in time.
Top 9 Car Parks In London

Top 9 Car Parks In London

Surprising examples of architectural brilliance.
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)

From pumping stations to Olympic parks.
Everything You Need To Know About Waterloo Bridge

Everything You Need To Know About Waterloo Bridge

Once the noblest bridge in the world.
Parakeets Are Now More Common Than Blackbirds

Parakeets Are Now More Common Than Blackbirds

Pigeon? Sparrow? Blackbird? Parakeet?
Simple, Cheap Ways To Make London Better

Simple, Cheap Ways To Make London Better

We could use some labels on the trees.
Take Time To Explore Beyond Central London

Take Time To Explore Beyond Central London

Want to get out more? Here's how.
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
11 Secrets of London's Eros Statue

11 Secrets of London's Eros Statue

Torrid tales of vandalism and bankruptcy.
Weekend Walk: Haringey's Parkland Walk

Weekend Walk: Haringey's Parkland Walk

Views, a bat cave, old rail tracks and a toy graveyard.
These London Parks Have Their Own Private Police Forces

These London Parks Have Their Own Private Police Forces

One dates back to the 1870s.
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.
Nature-ist: Northala Fields

Nature-ist: Northala Fields

What are those four mounds flanking the A40 at Northolt?
What are The Dangling Shoe Trees Of Brick Lane About?

What are The Dangling Shoe Trees Of Brick Lane About?

What's it all about?
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.
Perfect North London Pubs For Parents

Perfect North London Pubs For Parents

Happy families.
4 Freezing Outdoor Swims In London

4 Freezing Outdoor Swims In London

Brrrr-ing it on.
Where Did London's Plane Trees Come From?

Where Did London's Plane Trees Come From?

The long-distance love story of our favourite tree.
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.
8 Amazing Facts About London's Coade Stone Lion

8 Amazing Facts About London's Coade Stone Lion

Yes, there's a time capsule in his bum.
A Sweeping Cycle Route Through West London

A Sweeping Cycle Route Through West London

Ealing to Richmond via Osterley.
Where To Find Agatha Christie in London

Where To Find Agatha Christie in London

We went searching for Agatha...
Let Us Guide You On A Walk From Highgate to Hampstead

Let Us Guide You On A Walk From Highgate to Hampstead

A hilly 2.6 mile amble from pub to pub
Weekend Walk: Hayes To Shirley

Weekend Walk: Hayes To Shirley

Take a hike through the boroughs of Bromley and Croydon.
Friday Photos: London's Parklife

Friday Photos: London's Parklife

Pictures to inspire your weekend picnic.
Why Does The City Of London Corporation Own Green Spaces Outside The Square Mile?

Why Does The City Of London Corporation Own Green Spaces Outside The Square Mile?

It might surprise you to hear that the City of London is rather well off
A South London Pub Crawl With A Difference

A South London Pub Crawl With A Difference

You've not seen London until you've seen the back streets of Welling...
How To Get Tickets For Wimbledon 2016

How To Get Tickets For Wimbledon 2016

There are rules. Lots of them. Thank goodness.
Video: A Drone Flyover Of Paddington Basin

Video: A Drone Flyover Of Paddington Basin

See the Fan Bridge in all its glory.
Weekend Walk: Richmond To Twickenham Along The Thames

Weekend Walk: Richmond To Twickenham Along The Thames

A gentle walk for a sunny day.
Everything You Need To Know About The St James's Park Pelicans

Everything You Need To Know About The St James's Park Pelicans

A wonderful bird is the pelican; its beak can hold more than its belly can...
7 Ways To Float Your Boat In London

7 Ways To Float Your Boat In London

London: we take messing around in boats very seriously.
Fancy Doing A Treasure Hunt Round London?

Fancy Doing A Treasure Hunt Round London?

Solve a murder mystery on the streets.
Video: Discovering The Hidden River Fleet

Video: Discovering The Hidden River Fleet

Every Londoner should do this.
Weekend Walks: Mortlake To Hammersmith

Weekend Walks: Mortlake To Hammersmith

John Dee, Chewbacca and al fresco humping.
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?
The 9 #apps that make London life easier for the whole #family

The 9 #apps that make London life easier for the whole #family

Make life easier.
Mother Nature Takes Over London

Mother Nature Takes Over London

Green is the new grey
How Far Do Londoners Live From Green Spaces?

How Far Do Londoners Live From Green Spaces?

We've done the maths.
Discover North East London Wildlife By Bike

Discover North East London Wildlife By Bike

Perfect cycle route for summer.
How To Swim In The Thames

How To Swim In The Thames

What's allowed - and why would you want to?
Londonist Out Loud: A Walk Along The Thames

Londonist Out Loud: A Walk Along The Thames

From the Thames Barrier to Greenwich, in real time.