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.

A Beginner's Guide To The Iconic Plane Trees Of London

A Beginner's Guide To The Iconic Plane Trees Of London

Watch out for those dangly balls. | By M@
Where To Go Pumpkin Picking Near London: Autumn 2019

Where To Go Pumpkin Picking Near London: Autumn 2019

Pumpkin patches and farms ripe for the picking this Halloween. | By Laura Reynolds
London's Lost Rivers: Walking The Hidden River Walbrook

London's Lost Rivers: Walking The Hidden River Walbrook

Buried, but not yet forgotten. | By M@
Exploring One Of London's Quirkiest Neighbourhoods: Trinity Buoy Wharf

Exploring One Of London's Quirkiest Neighbourhoods: Trinity Buoy Wharf

Home to London's only lighthouse. | By Londonist Staff
Rare Chance To Step Onto The Dinosaur Islands In Crystal Palace Park

Rare Chance To Step Onto The Dinosaur Islands In Crystal Palace Park

Tickets available now. | By M@
Alexandra Palace Fireworks Festival 2019: Tickets On Sale Now

Alexandra Palace Fireworks Festival 2019: Tickets On Sale Now

For fireworks with views, it's got to be Ally Pally. | By Laura Reynolds
London Has Become The World’s First National Park City... Now What?

London Has Become The World’s First National Park City... Now What?

How to make the most out of living in a National Park City. | By Martin Mangler
Celebrate The End Of Summer With Kew Gardens’ Enchanting After-Hours Illuminations

Celebrate The End Of Summer With Kew Gardens’ Enchanting After-Hours Illuminations

A magical way to welcome in autumn. | Sponsor
London's Newest Wild Swimming Lake Is Finally Open (Again)

London's Newest Wild Swimming Lake Is Finally Open (Again)

Entry is ticketed, and a list of rules and restrictions now apply. | By Laura Reynolds
This Helpful Map Has More Than 100 Ideas For Delightful Day Trips Near London

This Helpful Map Has More Than 100 Ideas For Delightful Day Trips Near London

Should keep you busy every weekend for the next year. | By Laura Reynolds
Baa-vellous News! Sheep Will Graze On Hampstead Heath This Week

Baa-vellous News! Sheep Will Graze On Hampstead Heath This Week

The pilot scheme revives an ancient tradition. | By Maire Rose Connor
This Enchanting Model Village Is A Short Train Ride From London

This Enchanting Model Village Is A Short Train Ride From London

Welcome to Bekonscot. | By Will Noble
Circus, Swimming And Silent Discos: Join The Docks Promises All Sorts Of Waterfront Revelry This Summer

Circus, Swimming And Silent Discos: Join The Docks Promises All Sorts Of Waterfront Revelry This Summer

A summer festival fit for royalty. | Sponsor
Is The St Pancras Hardy Tree Dying?

Is The St Pancras Hardy Tree Dying?

Worrying fungus threatens 'secret London' landmark. | By M@
Regatta London: The Tide Will Be Stopped For Thames Paddlesports Event

Regatta London: The Tide Will Be Stopped For Thames Paddlesports Event

You, versus the River Thames. | By M@
Fancy An Art-Filled Seaside Soiree? Nab Yourself Free Tickets To This New Art Fair In Brighton

Fancy An Art-Filled Seaside Soiree? Nab Yourself Free Tickets To This New Art Fair In Brighton

The perfect excuse for a day trip. | Sponsor
A Herd Of Colourful Elephant Sculptures Has Marched Into South London

A Herd Of Colourful Elephant Sculptures Has Marched Into South London

Recognise this guy? | By Laura Reynolds
This Geocaching Adventure Takes You To A Pauper's Cemetery And An Old 'Death Railway'

This Geocaching Adventure Takes You To A Pauper's Cemetery And An Old 'Death Railway'

It sounds easy. It often isn’t. | By Olivier Guiberteau
Kew Gardens Lights Up For Enchanting After-Hours Late Chihuly Nights

Kew Gardens Lights Up For Enchanting After-Hours Late Chihuly Nights

Chihuly at Kew gets the late-night treatment. | By Laura Reynolds
What's That Giant Stingray In Hyde Park All About?

What's That Giant Stingray In Hyde Park All About?

A new place to get your caffeine fix. | By Maire Rose Connor
Birds, Bats And Bees: The First Ever London Wildlife Festival Flies Into Town

Birds, Bats And Bees: The First Ever London Wildlife Festival Flies Into Town

Photography, crafts and wildlife crime. | By Laura Reynolds
What's The Closest Volcano To London?

What's The Closest Volcano To London?

Why we should care. | By Martin Mangler
There Are Plans For A Wild Swimming Lake In This London Park - But It Needs Your Support

There Are Plans For A Wild Swimming Lake In This London Park - But It Needs Your Support

We're noticing a theme here, London. | By Laura Reynolds
9 Of The Best Play Fountains In London For Cooling Down

9 Of The Best Play Fountains In London For Cooling Down

Splish, splash. | By Zoe Craig