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.

Try these top London days out for less

Try these top London days out for less

Do London for less.
London is now stuffed with silly road signs:

London is now stuffed with silly road signs:

Are these joke road signs becoming a bit tedious?
Weekend Walk Along The New River

Weekend Walk Along The New River

More interesting than the gym
11 Fun Facts About London's Millennium Bridge

11 Fun Facts About London's Millennium Bridge

Expensive, but beautiful
Things you might not know about @kewgardens

Things you might not know about @kewgardens

An incredible scientific breakthrough due to a disastrous storm.
Try This Thames Walk With A Stunning Panorama

Try This Thames Walk With A Stunning Panorama

Beautifully illustrated.
The Secret Garden Below The East London Line

The Secret Garden Below The East London Line

Why you absolutely should go
Why Isn't Petticoat Lane On Maps Of London?

Why Isn't Petticoat Lane On Maps Of London?

Where is it?
Author Will Ashon offers an alternative way to spend a weekend in Epping Forest

Author Will Ashon offers an alternative way to spend a weekend in Epping Forest

Spend a weekend in London's north-east corner
In Pictures: The Understated Beauty Of East End Cemeteries

In Pictures: The Understated Beauty Of East End Cemeteries

Little known oases.
London's Parks Hide Architectural Gems

London's Parks Hide Architectural Gems

Beautiful buildings hiding in our parks.
London's best alternative boats

London's best alternative boats

Take to the water.
A visit to Coram's Fields in Bloomsbury

A visit to Coram's Fields in Bloomsbury

A great place for kids.
Beautiful photos of London's public spaces

Beautiful photos of London's public spaces

Ooh London, you are pretty.
The Place In London Where You Can Stay For £10 A Night

The Place In London Where You Can Stay For £10 A Night

People even stay here on Christmas Day.
10 Walking Tour Books: The Best Way To See London

10 Walking Tour Books: The Best Way To See London

Learning and burning calories. Two birds with one stone.
This Walk Has Got Canals, Mills And The Big Breakfast House

This Walk Has Got Canals, Mills And The Big Breakfast House

Illustrated for your convenience.
Top 10 Car Parks In London

Top 10 Car Parks In London

More than a place to moor your motor.
Is This London's Tallest Tree?

Is This London's Tallest Tree?

You won't be-leaf it.
Where to see peregrine falcons in London

Where to see peregrine falcons in London

One might be eyeing you up right now...
9 of London's Most Beautiful Fountains

9 of London's Most Beautiful Fountains

A thing of beauty is a joy forever
How to get a park memorial bench

How to get a park memorial bench

No foreign languages allowed
The Random Collection Of Green Spaces Run By The City Of London

The Random Collection Of Green Spaces Run By The City Of London

It might surprise you to hear that the City of London is rather well off
How to make London better, cheaply.

How to make London better, cheaply.

Some quick wins for a better city.
Weekend Walks: The Wandle From Morden To The Thames

Weekend Walks: The Wandle From Morden To The Thames

Water wheely great way to spend a Sunday
Things You Never Knew About The Borough Of Wandsworth

Things You Never Knew About The Borough Of Wandsworth

Did we get your favourite?
Where Did London's Plane Trees Come From?

Where Did London's Plane Trees Come From?

A true Londoner if ever there was one
Wardour Street: the heart of early filmland

Wardour Street: the heart of early filmland

Have you spotted the bits of history that remain?
Charming memories of life by the green belt

Charming memories of life by the green belt

To what extent should we be sacrificing adequate and affordable housing in order to maintain this rather unremarkable ring?
These London Museum Gardens Are Well Worth A Visit

These London Museum Gardens Are Well Worth A Visit

From courtyard cafes to rambling fields.
Love Your Lido: Outdoor Swimming In London

Love Your Lido: Outdoor Swimming In London

Cool off in London's best outdoor pools
Did You Know All These Fun Lewisham Facts?

Did You Know All These Fun Lewisham Facts?

Including the first use of police riot shields.
700,000 London trees, mapped.

700,000 London trees, mapped.

700,000 green treasures, mapped.
Man Creates Tower Bridge In Seconds, Out Of Lego

Man Creates Tower Bridge In Seconds, Out Of Lego

The real one took a bit longer.
9 Things You Might Not Have Done In Tate Modern

9 Things You Might Not Have Done In Tate Modern

Including how to put your own art on the wall
FORGET zone 1 for a minute. These north west London attractions rock

FORGET zone 1 for a minute. These north west London attractions rock

Believe us, this beats shopping on Oxford Street
London Places Connected To The Beatles

London Places Connected To The Beatles

Houses, studios and more.
Recycling London's Ground

Recycling London's Ground

Find out why the Metropolitan line is responsible for Chelsea FC's ground
Why Does London Have So Many Royal Parks?

Why Does London Have So Many Royal Parks?

Eight Royal Parks, and one special case.
London's Most Poignant Memorials

London's Most Poignant Memorials

From the personal to the anonymous
Photos Of Plant Life Subsuming The Urban Capital

Photos Of Plant Life Subsuming The Urban Capital

Moss, algae, ivy.
8 Amazing Facts About London's Coade Stone Lion

8 Amazing Facts About London's Coade Stone Lion

Including the fate of his siblings.
Parakeets Are Now More Common Than Blackbirds

Parakeets Are Now More Common Than Blackbirds

Bird survey finds top tweeters.
Have You Seen The Shoe Trees Of Brick Lane?

Have You Seen The Shoe Trees Of Brick Lane?

What's it all about?
Some of London's parks have private police forces - but what do they do?

Some of London's parks have private police forces - but what do they do?

Who ya gonna call?
A South London Pub Crawl With A Difference

A South London Pub Crawl With A Difference

Refreshing.
Agatha Christie's London

Agatha Christie's London

The Queen of Crime left her mark all over the capital.
Competition Looks For Green London Ideas

Competition Looks For Green London Ideas

London is green, but it could be even greener
Tour Croydon's architectural gems:

Tour Croydon's architectural gems:

Seifert and others.
In photos: Brixton looking beautiful

In photos: Brixton looking beautiful

From rainy days to rainbow skies