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 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
The Thames Is Aglow! These 4 Central London Bridges Are Now Illuminated

The Thames Is Aglow! These 4 Central London Bridges Are Now Illuminated

See Southwark, Millennium, London and Cannon Street bridges in a new light. | By Harry Rosehill
A First Look At The Tide: Pedways And Gardens At Greenwich Peninsula

A First Look At The Tide: Pedways And Gardens At Greenwich Peninsula

Walkways in the sky, street food, and a new bauble for Greenwich. | By M@
Celebrate London's Green Spaces At National Park City Festival

Celebrate London's Green Spaces At National Park City Festival

Nature trails, watersports, and open gardens - all for free. | By Maire Rose Connor
Go Potty For Prehistoric Putting At This Dino-Themed Crazy Golf Course

Go Potty For Prehistoric Putting At This Dino-Themed Crazy Golf Course

Claw your way to the top. | By Londonist Staff
This Wild Swimming Lake Opens In South London This Weekend

This Wild Swimming Lake Opens In South London This Weekend

Historic lake brought back to life. | By Victoria Smith-Graterol
Cocktails In The City Brings London's Best Bars Together For One, Glorious Weekend

Cocktails In The City Brings London's Best Bars Together For One, Glorious Weekend

But which serve should you sip first? | Sponsor
Soak Up Sun, Snacks And The Best Sips In Town At This Summer Cocktail Festival

Soak Up Sun, Snacks And The Best Sips In Town At This Summer Cocktail Festival

Cocktails in the City is back. Bottoms up! | Sponsor
Sculpture In The City 2019: Weird And Wonderful Artworks Fill The Square Mile

Sculpture In The City 2019: Weird And Wonderful Artworks Fill The Square Mile

See them for free. | By Laura Reynolds
2019's Serpentine Pavilion Is A Natural Beauty That Feels Bigger On The Inside

2019's Serpentine Pavilion Is A Natural Beauty That Feels Bigger On The Inside

Designed by Junya Ishigami. | By Harry Rosehill
Discover Unusual Trees In Your Area With This Clever Website

Discover Unusual Trees In Your Area With This Clever Website

Loose end? Ignore Facebook and browse your local trees. | By M@
An Utterly Glorious Garden Festival Is Coming To Hampton Court Palace

An Utterly Glorious Garden Festival Is Coming To Hampton Court Palace

Flora galore and festival vibes from the Royal Horticultural Society. | Sponsor
Should You Leave London For Letchworth?

Should You Leave London For Letchworth?

Health-foods and a hellish commute? | By James FitzGerald
Where To Pick Your Own Fruit Near London: Summer 2019

Where To Pick Your Own Fruit Near London: Summer 2019

PYO strawberries, raspberries and other fruits at these farms. | By Laura Reynolds
Ever Noticed The Huge Plane Tree On Cheapside?

Ever Noticed The Huge Plane Tree On Cheapside?

The Victorians loved this mighty plant. | By M@
Fascinating Photos Show London's Pigeons Through The Years

Fascinating Photos Show London's Pigeons Through The Years

Friend or foe? | By Laura Reynolds
Why Every Nature-Lover Should Visit River Lee Country Park

Why Every Nature-Lover Should Visit River Lee Country Park

And it's on the Overground. | By M@
Sightseeing On A Budget? Here Are 8 Cheap Family-Friendly London Alternatives

Sightseeing On A Budget? Here Are 8 Cheap Family-Friendly London Alternatives

Do London's best bits for less. | By Zoe Craig
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
5 Dazzling Yellow PYO Sunflower Farms Near London: Summer 2019

5 Dazzling Yellow PYO Sunflower Farms Near London: Summer 2019

You're gonna need a bigger vase. | By Laura Reynolds
London's In Danger Of Flooding. What Can Be Done To Stop It?

London's In Danger Of Flooding. What Can Be Done To Stop It?

Rewilding the city's rivers. | By Will Noble
4 Popping Purple Lavender Farms And Fields To Visit Near London

4 Popping Purple Lavender Farms And Fields To Visit Near London

You've seen them on Instagram, now visit them yourself. | By Laura Reynolds
8 Places To See Beautiful Roses In Bloom In London

8 Places To See Beautiful Roses In Bloom In London

The capital at its rosiest. | By Laura Reynolds
How, Where And When To Queue For Wimbledon Tickets

How, Where And When To Queue For Wimbledon Tickets

There are rules. Lots of them. Thank goodness. | By Londonist Staff