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.

Discover Unusual Trees In Your Area With This Clever Website

Discover Unusual Trees In Your Area With This Clever Website

Loose end? Ignore Facebook and browse your local trees. | By M@
An Utterly Glorious Garden Festival Is Coming To Hampton Court Palace

An Utterly Glorious Garden Festival Is Coming To Hampton Court Palace

Flora galore and festival vibes from the Royal Horticultural Society. | Sponsor
Should You Leave London For Letchworth?

Should You Leave London For Letchworth?

Health-foods and a hellish commute? | By James FitzGerald
Where To Pick Your Own Fruit Near London: Summer 2019

Where To Pick Your Own Fruit Near London: Summer 2019

PYO strawberries, raspberries and other fruits at these farms. | By Laura Reynolds
Ever Noticed The Huge Plane Tree On Cheapside?

Ever Noticed The Huge Plane Tree On Cheapside?

The Victorians loved this mighty plant. | By M@
Fascinating Photos Show London's Pigeons Through The Years

Fascinating Photos Show London's Pigeons Through The Years

Friend or foe? | By Laura Reynolds
Why Every Nature-Lover Should Visit River Lee Country Park

Why Every Nature-Lover Should Visit River Lee Country Park

And it's on the Overground. | By M@
Sightseeing On A Budget? Here Are 8 Cheap Family-Friendly London Alternatives

Sightseeing On A Budget? Here Are 8 Cheap Family-Friendly London Alternatives

Do London's best bits for less. | By Zoe Craig
Love Your Lido: Where To Go Outdoor Swimming In London

Love Your Lido: Where To Go Outdoor Swimming In London

Splosh your way through London's lidos. | By Ruth Hargreaves
5 Dazzling Yellow PYO Sunflower Farms Near London: Summer 2019

5 Dazzling Yellow PYO Sunflower Farms Near London: Summer 2019

You're gonna need a bigger vase. | By Laura Reynolds
London's In Danger Of Flooding. What Can Be Done To Stop It?

London's In Danger Of Flooding. What Can Be Done To Stop It?

Rewilding the city's rivers. | By Will Noble
4 Popping Purple Lavender Farms And Fields To Visit Near London

4 Popping Purple Lavender Farms And Fields To Visit Near London

You've seen them on Instagram, now visit them yourself. | By Laura Reynolds
8 Places To See Beautiful Roses In Bloom In London

8 Places To See Beautiful Roses In Bloom In London

The capital at its rosiest. | By Laura Reynolds
How, Where And When To Queue For Wimbledon Tickets

How, Where And When To Queue For Wimbledon Tickets

There are rules. Lots of them. Thank goodness. | By Londonist Staff
12 Gorgeous Dresses Made From Flowers Have Appeared In Covent Garden

12 Gorgeous Dresses Made From Flowers Have Appeared In Covent Garden

See Queen Elizabeth I made from 10,000 flowers. | By Laura Reynolds
That New Walking Challenge You Were Looking For? Try The London Spiral

That New Walking Challenge You Were Looking For? Try The London Spiral

A 200-mile trek through the capital. | By M@
The Tide: Greenwich's New Linear Park Opens Soon

The Tide: Greenwich's New Linear Park Opens Soon

It's the start of an epic 5km linear park. | By M@
This Botanical Garden Is Home To The Bits Of London That No-One Else Wanted

This Botanical Garden Is Home To The Bits Of London That No-One Else Wanted

...and it's all the better for it. | By Laura Reynolds
You Can Be Prosecuted For Climbing A Tree On Hampstead Heath

You Can Be Prosecuted For Climbing A Tree On Hampstead Heath

14 questionable byelaws. | By M@
London Is A Forest: Woody Revelations In New Book

London Is A Forest: Woody Revelations In New Book

Know your acer from your elder bough. | By M@
Wisteria Hysteria Season Has Arrived In London - Check Out These Bloomin' Lovely Photos

Wisteria Hysteria Season Has Arrived In London - Check Out These Bloomin' Lovely Photos

It's here, it's here! | By Laura Reynolds
Climb London's Weirdest Skyscraper At London Festival Of Architecture 2019

Climb London's Weirdest Skyscraper At London Festival Of Architecture 2019

Over 400 events. | By M@
The Fairy Bodyguard Of North London

The Fairy Bodyguard Of North London

Meet the Spriggan. | By Harry Rosehill
Chelsea Barracks Opens To The Public For First Time In Over 150 Years

Chelsea Barracks Opens To The Public For First Time In Over 150 Years

Two new public squares open this month. | By Laura Reynolds