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 Free Light Festival That Will Tempt You To Thamesmead

A Free Light Festival That Will Tempt You To Thamesmead

And why everyone will be talking Thamesmead next summer. | By M@
Climate Change Is Affecting The River Thames, According To This New Report

Climate Change Is Affecting The River Thames, According To This New Report

Wildlife in the Thames is recovering, but sewage and climate change pose a threat. | By Laura Reynolds
Bits Of London That People Mix Up

Bits Of London That People Mix Up

Ever been to the wrong Abbey Road or Bromley? | By M@
Where Can I Find A Playground In Central London? Try This Map

Where Can I Find A Playground In Central London? Try This Map

Help us fill in the gaps. | By M@
Where To Watch Fireworks On Bonfire Night 2021 In London

Where To Watch Fireworks On Bonfire Night 2021 In London

Mark Guy Fawkes Night with a bang. | By Laura Reynolds
The Whole Family Can Take Part In This Fun Run For Great Ormond Street Hospital

The Whole Family Can Take Part In This Fun Run For Great Ormond Street Hospital

RBC Race for the Kids. | Sponsor
Where To Go Pumpkin Picking Near London

Where To Go Pumpkin Picking Near London

Pumpkin patches for the picking. | 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
London's Best Walking Tours: Derelict London

London's Best Walking Tours: Derelict London

Subterranean rivers, old swimming pools, and lost music venues. | By Londonist
Love Your Lido: Where To Go Outdoor Swimming In London

Love Your Lido: Where To Go Outdoor Swimming In London

Splash through London's lidos. | By Londonist
A Guide To London's Outdoor Cinemas 2021

A Guide To London's Outdoor Cinemas 2021

Ditch the multiplex. | By Laura Reynolds
Dozens Of Hot Air Balloons Will (Hopefully) Fly Over Central London This Month

Dozens Of Hot Air Balloons Will (Hopefully) Fly Over Central London This Month

The Lord Mayor's balloon regatta is back. | By Maire Rose Connor
London's World Naked Bike Ride Is Happening In August!

London's World Naked Bike Ride Is Happening In August!

Starkers cycle ride returns to the capital. | By Maire Rose Connor
4 Gorgeous Lavender Fields Near London

4 Gorgeous Lavender Fields Near London

You've seen them on Instagram, now visit them yourself. | By Laura Reynolds
Where To See Wisteria In Bloom In London This Season

Where To See Wisteria In Bloom In London This Season

The capital's best wisteria hysteria spots. | By Londonist
London’s Most Inconvenient Plaque Marks A Forgotten Roman Site

London’s Most Inconvenient Plaque Marks A Forgotten Roman Site

Hidden in brambles, up a big hill, miles from anywhere. | By M@
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