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.

Have You Discovered The Fairy Wood In Barnet?

Have You Discovered The Fairy Wood In Barnet?

Monken Hadley Common is alive with fairyfolk. | By M@
The Iron Throne Is Coming To Leicester Square

The Iron Throne Is Coming To Leicester Square

Part of a film-themed statue trail. | By Maire Rose Connor
The Best Places To Find Bluebells In And Near London This Spring

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

Whatever you do, don't tread on them. | By Laura Reynolds
A Guide To London's Parks And Green Spaces

A Guide To London's Parks And Green Spaces

Royal parks, wild heaths and open fields: London's glorious green spaces. | By Londonist
Camden To Be Transformed With A Floating Green Walkway

Camden To Be Transformed With A Floating Green Walkway

Designer unveiled for NYC-inspired Camden Highline. | By Maire Rose Connor
A Hammersmith Ferry Service Will Launch This Summer

A Hammersmith Ferry Service Will Launch This Summer

It'll carry 800 passengers per hour. | By Lydia Manch
This Hamilton-Inspired Walking Tour Map Is A Must For Musical Lovers

This Hamilton-Inspired Walking Tour Map Is A Must For Musical Lovers

Tracing the historical figures that inspired the Broadway hit. | By Maire Rose Connor
Want To Be A Better Cyclist? These London Boroughs Offer Free Training

Want To Be A Better Cyclist? These London Boroughs Offer Free Training

Pedal with confidence. | By Maire Rose Connor
Are London's Parakeets Going To Be Culled?

Are London's Parakeets Going To Be Culled?

Under threat | By Lydia Manch
Spotted This Hidden Ring Of Plane Trees In Green Park?

Spotted This Hidden Ring Of Plane Trees In Green Park?

A Druidic landmark? | By M@
Weekend Walks: Tracing North London's Moselle River

Weekend Walks: Tracing North London's Moselle River

Forget France - London Has Its Own River Moselle | By David Fathers
Heading To Richmond Park This Autumn? Here's Everything You Need To Know About Deer-Rutting Season

Heading To Richmond Park This Autumn? Here's Everything You Need To Know About Deer-Rutting Season

An incredible spectacle to admire from afar. | By Maire Rose Connor
Where To Go Pumpkin Picking Near London: Autumn 2020

Where To Go Pumpkin Picking Near London: Autumn 2020

Pumpkin patches and farms ripe for the picking this Halloween. | By Laura Reynolds
7 Places To See Gorgeous Autumn Leaves In London

7 Places To See Gorgeous Autumn Leaves In London

Autumn walks against a golden backdrop. | By Laura Reynolds
What Should The City Of London Do About Its Problematic Landmarks? Have Your Say

What Should The City Of London Do About Its Problematic Landmarks? Have Your Say

The borough reviews landmarks with links to slavery. | By Maire Rose Connor
Bishopsgate Has Just Become A Whole Lot Friendlier To Cyclists And Pedestrians

Bishopsgate Has Just Become A Whole Lot Friendlier To Cyclists And Pedestrians

...For the time-being, at least. | By Maire Rose Connor
The Greenground: The 'Walker's Tube Map' Has Flourished Into Something Beautiful

The Greenground: The 'Walker's Tube Map' Has Flourished Into Something Beautiful

Parks, woods and green spaces all on one handy map. | By M@
See West End Stars Performing For Free, Right Next To A Tube Station

See West End Stars Performing For Free, Right Next To A Tube Station

Missing the West End? Head here... | By M@
Reaching Out: Sculpture Of A Fictional, Black Woman Unveiled In East London

Reaching Out: Sculpture Of A Fictional, Black Woman Unveiled In East London

An important addition to London's public artworks. | By Laura Reynolds
How Clean Is The Air Near You? Find Out With This Real-Time Map

How Clean Is The Air Near You? Find Out With This Real-Time Map

Hyperlocal data from state-of-the-art sensors. | Sponsor
Two Cycle-In Cinema Venues Come To London

Two Cycle-In Cinema Venues Come To London

Like drive-in cinema. But better. | By Laura Reynolds
The Regent’s Canal: The Bi-Centenary Of London’s Most Famous Man-Made Waterway

The Regent’s Canal: The Bi-Centenary Of London’s Most Famous Man-Made Waterway

A look back at its 200-year history. | By David Fathers
Weekend Walks: The Wandle From Morden To The Thames

Weekend Walks: The Wandle From Morden To The Thames

Past parks, mills and a farm. | By David Fathers
London's First Public Park Reopening Next Month, After A Decade Closed

London's First Public Park Reopening Next Month, After A Decade Closed

Closed for Crossrail works for more than 10 years. | By Lydia Manch