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 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
12 Gorgeous Dresses Made From Flowers Have Appeared In Covent Garden

12 Gorgeous Dresses Made From Flowers Have Appeared In Covent Garden

See Queen Elizabeth I made from 10,000 flowers. | By Laura Reynolds
That New Walking Challenge You Were Looking For? Try The London Spiral

That New Walking Challenge You Were Looking For? Try The London Spiral

A 200-mile trek through the capital. | By M@
The Tide: Greenwich's New Linear Park Opens Soon

The Tide: Greenwich's New Linear Park Opens Soon

It's the start of an epic 5km linear park. | By M@
This Botanical Garden Is Home To The Bits Of London That No-One Else Wanted

This Botanical Garden Is Home To The Bits Of London That No-One Else Wanted

...and it's all the better for it. | By Laura Reynolds
You Can Be Prosecuted For Climbing A Tree On Hampstead Heath

You Can Be Prosecuted For Climbing A Tree On Hampstead Heath

14 questionable byelaws. | By M@
London Is A Forest: Woody Revelations In New Book

London Is A Forest: Woody Revelations In New Book

Know your acer from your elder bough. | By M@
Wisteria Hysteria Season Has Arrived In London - Check Out These Bloomin' Lovely Photos

Wisteria Hysteria Season Has Arrived In London - Check Out These Bloomin' Lovely Photos

It's here, it's here! | By Laura Reynolds
Climb London's Weirdest Skyscraper At London Festival Of Architecture 2019

Climb London's Weirdest Skyscraper At London Festival Of Architecture 2019

Over 400 events. | By M@
The Fairy Bodyguard Of North London

The Fairy Bodyguard Of North London

Meet the Spriggan. | By Harry Rosehill
Chelsea Barracks Opens To The Public For First Time In Over 150 Years

Chelsea Barracks Opens To The Public For First Time In Over 150 Years

Two new public squares open this month. | By Laura Reynolds
BBQs In London Parks: When And Where Is Barbecuing Allowed In 2019?

BBQs In London Parks: When And Where Is Barbecuing Allowed In 2019?

Places that let you sizzle your sausage. | By Londonist Staff
Beautiful Photo Book Pays Tribute To The Brutalist Palace That Is Barbican Centre

Beautiful Photo Book Pays Tribute To The Brutalist Palace That Is Barbican Centre

Ode to the concrete fortress. | By Londonist Staff
Where To Watch The London Marathon 2019

Where To Watch The London Marathon 2019

The spectators' guide to the London Marathon. | By Victoria Thomas
The Greenground: A Tube Map Of Parks And How To Get Between Them

The Greenground: A Tube Map Of Parks And How To Get Between Them

Map connects London's green spaces. | By M@
Where To See Wisteria In Bloom In London This Season

Where To See Wisteria In Bloom In London This Season

The capital's best 2019 wisteria hysteria spots. | By Laura Reynolds
The Parakeeting Of London Goes Gonzo On Our Green Birds

The Parakeeting Of London Goes Gonzo On Our Green Birds

SQUAWK SQUAWK SQUAWK SQUAWK SQUAWK | By M@
There's A Heck Of A Lot More Living In The Thames Than You Realise, Says ZSL

There's A Heck Of A Lot More Living In The Thames Than You Realise, Says ZSL

This worthwhile project gets our *seal* of approval. | By Laura Reynolds
20,000 Tulips Will Bloom In This South London Garden This Month

20,000 Tulips Will Bloom In This South London Garden This Month

What a sight. | By Laura Reynolds
Wheeee! Speed Over London On A Huge Zip Wire This Summer

Wheeee! Speed Over London On A Huge Zip Wire This Summer

Zip Now London returns for 2019. | By Laura Reynolds
12 Magical Day Trips From London This April

12 Magical Day Trips From London This April

Flowers in bloom, transport festivals, and a magical grotto. | By Laura Reynolds