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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.

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.
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.
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.
The South London Pier Where Holidaymakers Used To Disembark

The South London Pier Where Holidaymakers Used To Disembark

And how it was once commuting nirvana.
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?
Weekend Walks: The New River Path

Weekend Walks: The New River Path

Turkey Street to Ally Pally.
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?
London Skyline Sunsets

London Skyline Sunsets

Did we get your favourite view?
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?
Fantastic Photos Of London's Incredible Street Performers

Fantastic Photos Of London's Incredible Street Performers

Entertaining London.
Love Your Lido: Brockwell Lido

Love Your Lido: Brockwell Lido

Everything you need to know about Brockwell Lido
11 Secrets Of Westminster Bridge

11 Secrets Of Westminster Bridge

Including those Westminster willies...
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.
London's Little Gardens: SOAS Japanese Roof Garden

London's Little Gardens: SOAS Japanese Roof Garden

An oasis of calm.
Parakeets Are Now More Common Than Blackbirds

Parakeets Are Now More Common Than Blackbirds

Pigeon? Sparrow? Blackbird? Parakeet?
Weekend Walks: The Greenway (Beckton To Hackney)

Weekend Walks: The Greenway (Beckton To Hackney)

Ever heard of Beckton Alps?
9 of London's Most Beautiful Fountains

9 of London's Most Beautiful Fountains

A thing of beauty is a joy forever
So What's That Lion Sculpture Near The London Eye?

So What's That Lion Sculpture Near The London Eye?

There's more to this leonine statue than meets the eye.
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
Putting Streatham On The Tourist Map

Putting Streatham On The Tourist Map

Get sweet on SW16.
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.
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
Did You Know All These Facts About Piccadilly Circus's Eros

Did You Know All These Facts About Piccadilly Circus's Eros

Including its seemingly cursed brothers around the world.
Weekend Walk: Haringey's Parkland Walk

Weekend Walk: Haringey's Parkland Walk

Views, a bat cave, old rail tracks and a toy graveyard.
Where To Go Open Water Swimming In London

Where To Go Open Water Swimming In London

A guide to taking on the river.
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.
The Best Family-Friendly Pubs In North London

The Best Family-Friendly Pubs In North London

Children welcome.
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.
Nature-ist: Northala Fields

Nature-ist: Northala Fields

What are those four mounds flanking the A40 at Northolt?
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.
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.
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.
Take A Walk Between North London's Two Flasks

Take A Walk Between North London's Two Flasks

Covering some amazing views of the city