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.

Outdoor Cinema In London: Where To Watch Films Al Fresco This Summer

Outdoor Cinema In London: Where To Watch Films Al Fresco This Summer

Ditch the multiplex for screening on rooftops and at stately homes. | 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
A Flotilla Of Hot Air Balloons Will Fly Across Central London This Summer

A Flotilla Of Hot Air Balloons Will Fly Across Central London This Summer

The Lord Mayor's Balloon Regatta is back. | By Laura Reynolds
Love Your Lido: Where To Go Outdoor Swimming In London

Love Your Lido: Where To Go Outdoor Swimming In London

Splash through London's lidos. | By Londonist
The Tower Of London Moat Will Be Flooded With Flowers This Summer

The Tower Of London Moat Will Be Flooded With Flowers This Summer

Get ready for Superbloom. | Sponsor
Where To See Wisteria In Bloom In London This Season

Where To See Wisteria In Bloom In London This Season

The capital's best wisteria hysteria spots. | By Londonist
Have An Oarsome Time At These Beautiful London Boating Lakes

Have An Oarsome Time At These Beautiful London Boating Lakes

Row, row, row your boat... (Pedal, pedal, pedal your pedalo). | By Laura Reynolds
Canalway Cavalcade: London's Colourful Floating Festival Returns In May

Canalway Cavalcade: London's Colourful Floating Festival Returns In May

Up to 150 narrowboats in one place. | By Laura Reynolds
The Best Places To Find Bluebells In And Near London This Spring

The Best Places To Find Bluebells In And Near London This Spring

You can walk your dog in some of these spots, too. | By Laura Reynolds
London Wildlife Spotting In April: 7 Natural Wonders That Are Easy To Find

London Wildlife Spotting In April: 7 Natural Wonders That Are Easy To Find

From warblers to primroses. | By M@
There Are Plans To Reintroduce Wild Beavers To Ealing

There Are Plans To Reintroduce Wild Beavers To Ealing

Well, dam. | By Laura Reynolds
Are These London's Worst Steps?
Opinion

Are These London's Worst Steps?

Just looking at them makes us queasy. | By M@
Where (And When) To See Cherry Blossom In London

Where (And When) To See Cherry Blossom In London

The best spots for snapping sakura. | By Laura Reynolds
London's Red Kites: How Far Have They Spread?

London's Red Kites: How Far Have They Spread?

We've mapped these magnificent birds. | By M@
London's Parakeets: How Far Have They Spread? We've Mapped Them

London's Parakeets: How Far Have They Spread? We've Mapped Them

They've got further than you might think. | By Laura Reynolds
Visit King Harold's Grave For His 1,000th Birthday... It's On The Tube Map

Visit King Harold's Grave For His 1,000th Birthday... It's On The Tube Map

Slain king is probably in the Lea Valley. | By M@
Human Or Claw? The Shard Gets A Double Sculpture By Jaume Plensa

Human Or Claw? The Shard Gets A Double Sculpture By Jaume Plensa

Contains letters from 7 alphabets. | By M@
Enfield To Get A Glow Up With New Winter Lights Festival

Enfield To Get A Glow Up With New Winter Lights Festival

Another reason to visit London's most northerly borough. | By Laura Reynolds
Ahoy! Visitors Will Soon Be Able To Climb Cutty Sark's Masts For The First Time

Ahoy! Visitors Will Soon Be Able To Climb Cutty Sark's Masts For The First Time

Live out your sailor/pirate dreams in Greenwich. | By Laura Reynolds
Around London In 13 Tigers

Around London In 13 Tigers

Big cat sightings in the capital. | By M@
London's Going Snowdrop Crazy This Month - Here's Where To See Them

London's Going Snowdrop Crazy This Month - Here's Where To See Them

The flower that's about to take over your Instagram feed. | By Laura Reynolds
This Walking Route Connects London To The Kent Coast

This Walking Route Connects London To The Kent Coast

Via beaches, nature reserves and historical sites. | By Laura Reynolds
Why The London 2012 Logo Is Hidden All Over The City

Why The London 2012 Logo Is Hidden All Over The City

Ever visited an Adizone? | By M@
A Free Light Festival That Will Tempt You To Thamesmead

A Free Light Festival That Will Tempt You To Thamesmead

And why everyone will be talking Thamesmead next summer. | By M@