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.

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
This Enchanting Model Village Is A Short Train Ride From London

This Enchanting Model Village Is A Short Train Ride From London

Welcome to Bekonscot. | By Will Noble
Circus, Swimming And Silent Discos: Join The Docks Promises All Sorts Of Waterfront Revelry This Summer

Circus, Swimming And Silent Discos: Join The Docks Promises All Sorts Of Waterfront Revelry This Summer

A summer festival fit for royalty. | Sponsor
Is The St Pancras Hardy Tree Dying?

Is The St Pancras Hardy Tree Dying?

Worrying fungus threatens 'secret London' landmark. | By M@
Regatta London: The Tide Will Be Stopped For Thames Paddlesports Event

Regatta London: The Tide Will Be Stopped For Thames Paddlesports Event

You, versus the River Thames. | By M@
Fancy An Art-Filled Seaside Soiree? Nab Yourself Free Tickets To This New Art Fair In Brighton

Fancy An Art-Filled Seaside Soiree? Nab Yourself Free Tickets To This New Art Fair In Brighton

The perfect excuse for a day trip. | Sponsor
A Herd Of Colourful Elephant Sculptures Has Marched Into South London

A Herd Of Colourful Elephant Sculptures Has Marched Into South London

Recognise this guy? | By Laura Reynolds
This Geocaching Adventure Takes You To A Pauper's Cemetery And An Old 'Death Railway'

This Geocaching Adventure Takes You To A Pauper's Cemetery And An Old 'Death Railway'

It sounds easy. It often isn’t. | By Olivier Guiberteau
Kew Gardens Lights Up For Enchanting After-Hours Late Chihuly Nights

Kew Gardens Lights Up For Enchanting After-Hours Late Chihuly Nights

Chihuly at Kew gets the late-night treatment. | By Laura Reynolds
What's That Giant Stingray In Hyde Park All About?

What's That Giant Stingray In Hyde Park All About?

A new place to get your caffeine fix. | By Maire Rose Connor
Birds, Bats And Bees: The First Ever London Wildlife Festival Flies Into Town

Birds, Bats And Bees: The First Ever London Wildlife Festival Flies Into Town

Photography, crafts and wildlife crime. | By Laura Reynolds
What's The Closest Volcano To London?

What's The Closest Volcano To London?

Why we should care. | By Martin Mangler
There Are Plans For A Wild Swimming Lake In This London Park - But It Needs Your Support

There Are Plans For A Wild Swimming Lake In This London Park - But It Needs Your Support

We're noticing a theme here, London. | By Laura Reynolds
9 Of The Best Play Fountains In London For Cooling Down

9 Of The Best Play Fountains In London For Cooling Down

Splish, splash. | By Zoe Craig
9 Unmissable Events At Totally Thames 2019

9 Unmissable Events At Totally Thames 2019

Stinking rivers, underground concerts and wildlife secrets. | By Laura Reynolds
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