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.

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
Weekend Walks: The Greenway (Beckton To Hackney)

Weekend Walks: The Greenway (Beckton To Hackney)

From pumping stations to Olympic parks. | By Nick Young
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
London's Most Beautiful Fountains

London's Most Beautiful Fountains

A joy forever. | By Zoe Craig
8 Seaside Towns In Sussex To Visit From London

8 Seaside Towns In Sussex To Visit From London

Pack a picnic and head to the beach. | By Laura Reynolds
London's Hidden Elm Heritage

London's Hidden Elm Heritage

Hidden in plain sight. | By Londonist
7 Unexpected Things You Might Find In The Thames

7 Unexpected Things You Might Find In The Thames

Archaeology at its finest. | By Londonist
Your Shots Of Last Night's Epic Supermoon, From Across London

Your Shots Of Last Night's Epic Supermoon, From Across London

Moonrise kingdom | By Lydia Manch
National Trust Decides To Close Its Parks And Gardens To Fight Coronavirus

National Trust Decides To Close Its Parks And Gardens To Fight Coronavirus

Turnaround comes after only a few days. | By Harry Rosehill
All Of London's Royal Parks Are Still Open

All Of London's Royal Parks Are Still Open

Eight idyllic spaces for you to explore. | By Maire Rose Connor
National Trust Aiming To Keep All Its Gardens OPEN During Coronavirus Pandemic

National Trust Aiming To Keep All Its Gardens OPEN During Coronavirus Pandemic

And free to visit. | By Harry Rosehill
The Best Places To See Beautiful Bluebells In And Near London This Spring

The Best Places To See Beautiful Bluebells In And Near London This Spring

Whatever you do, don't tread on them. | By Laura Reynolds
Journey Into The Minds Of London's Migrant Domestic Workers On One Of These Powerful Soundwalks

Journey Into The Minds Of London's Migrant Domestic Workers On One Of These Powerful Soundwalks

Amplfying voices that aren't heard enough. | By Maire Rose Connor
The Great Trees Of London Map

The Great Trees Of London Map

London has some remarkable trees. Go spot them. | 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
Transport for London Quiz: How Much Do You Know About Road Safety In London?

Transport for London Quiz: How Much Do You Know About Road Safety In London?

Can you get 100%? | Sponsor
Serpentine Pavilion 2020 Design Revealed

Serpentine Pavilion 2020 Design Revealed

Johannesburg's Counterspace are this year's designers. | By M@
How To Do A Weekend In Idyllic Rye, East Sussex

How To Do A Weekend In Idyllic Rye, East Sussex

Half-timbered heaven. | By Will Noble
Let It Snow (Drop)! London's Going Snowdrop Crazy This Month

Let It Snow (Drop)! London's Going Snowdrop Crazy This Month

The flower that's about to take over your Instagram feed. | By Laura Reynolds
This Is What London's Eco-Friendly Low Line Will Look Like

This Is What London's Eco-Friendly Low Line Will Look Like

Bankside is about to be transformed. | By Maire Rose Connor
The Lost River Of London You've Never Heard Of: The Heathwall

The Lost River Of London You've Never Heard Of: The Heathwall

It forms a borough boundary, but is little known. | By M@