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.

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
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