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.

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@
27,000 Illuminated White Roses Will Light Up Grosvenor Square This Winter

27,000 Illuminated White Roses Will Light Up Grosvenor Square This Winter

All for a good cause. | By Laura Reynolds
In Photos: A First Look At Syon Park's Enchanted Woodland

In Photos: A First Look At Syon Park's Enchanted Woodland

Fairy trees, fire-breathing dragons and flying pigs. | By Laura Reynolds
Here Are The Final Five Designs For Bankside's New, Eco-Friendly Low Line

Here Are The Final Five Designs For Bankside's New, Eco-Friendly Low Line

The old railway viaducts are getting a green makeover. | By Maire Rose Connor
Lightopia: The New Winter Lights Festival Where You Control The Illuminations

Lightopia: The New Winter Lights Festival Where You Control The Illuminations

Angels, acrobats, and an 18m-wide pulsating peacock. | By Laura Reynolds
Where Are The Free Drinking Water Fountains In London?

Where Are The Free Drinking Water Fountains In London?

In stations, parks and on high streets. | By Will Noble
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