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.

Benches With Really Awful Views: Send Us Your Nominations

Benches With Really Awful Views: Send Us Your Nominations

In search of Benches Of Laughable Outlooks (BOLOks). | By M@
These Breathtaking Photos Show Thamesmead In A Whole New Light

These Breathtaking Photos Show Thamesmead In A Whole New Light

Gaze upon the natural beauty of Thamesmead. | By Harry Rosehill
Glowing News! Winter Lights Festival Is Returning To Canary Wharf

Glowing News! Winter Lights Festival Is Returning To Canary Wharf

Free light festival is back for a sixth year. | By Laura Reynolds
Odyssey In Search Of Peace And Quiet In London

Odyssey In Search Of Peace And Quiet In London

Desperately seeking zen. | By Olivier Guiberteau
Step Back In Time With A Day Of Free Guided Walks

Step Back In Time With A Day Of Free Guided Walks

Discover Victorian London. | By Maire Rose Connor
55,000 Trees To Be Given To Londoners For Free

55,000 Trees To Be Given To Londoners For Free

No garden? No problem. | By Laura Reynolds
Walk Your Way Through London's Literary History This October

Walk Your Way Through London's Literary History This October

Roaming festival Literary Footprints returns. | By Maire Rose Connor
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
Unleash Your Wild Side At London's Most Challenging Go Ape Adventure

Unleash Your Wild Side At London's Most Challenging Go Ape Adventure

High rise thrills without the high rise views. | Sponsor
Delve Into This Crystal Grotto On Your Next Day Trip Out Of London

Delve Into This Crystal Grotto On Your Next Day Trip Out Of London

And it's all within the M25. | By Londonist Staff
Seen Ben Wilson's Chewing Gum Paintings On Millennium Bridge?

Seen Ben Wilson's Chewing Gum Paintings On Millennium Bridge?

Now a major tourist attraction. | By M@
Igloos With A View: These Winter Domes Are Coming Back To East London

Igloos With A View: These Winter Domes Are Coming Back To East London

Wapping's winter wonderland. | By Maire Rose Connor
Where To Watch Fireworks On Bonfire Night 2019 In London

Where To Watch Fireworks On Bonfire Night 2019 In London

Mark Guy Fawkes Night with a bang. | By Laura Reynolds
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