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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.

Kayak Through London At Night

Kayak Through London At Night

See the city differently.
Competition Looks For Green London Ideas

Competition Looks For Green London Ideas

Ideas for a greener city.
Which London Animal Do You Most Resemble?

Which London Animal Do You Most Resemble?

Anyone else get 'pub cat'?
Public Screenings Of Wimbledon 2017 Matches

Public Screenings Of Wimbledon 2017 Matches

Pimm's at the ready
The New Serpentine Pavilion Is Here And It's Part Waterfall

The New Serpentine Pavilion Is Here And It's Part Waterfall

A structure that engages with the volatility of British summer weather
Weird Sculptures Fill The Square Mile

Weird Sculptures Fill The Square Mile

18 sculptures hit the streets.
Sundials Of London

Sundials Of London

They're everywhere.
6 Of London's Most Relaxing Days Out

6 Of London's Most Relaxing Days Out

Chill out.
This Is The Narrowest Street In London

This Is The Narrowest Street In London

Breathe in...
10 Places In London You'll Probably Never Visit

10 Places In London You'll Probably Never Visit

We've done it, so you don't have to
Is This The Most Peaceful Spot In Bloomsbury?

Is This The Most Peaceful Spot In Bloomsbury?

The closest thing to silence we've found in central London
In Pictures: Deserted London

In Pictures: Deserted London

Abandoned underground tunnels and stations.
It's Possible To Walk 17 Miles From Trafalgar Square Without Crossing A Road

It's Possible To Walk 17 Miles From Trafalgar Square Without Crossing A Road

How to walk 17 miles from Trafalgar Sq without crossing a road.
London in 1976

London in 1976

Amazing shots of London from 40 years ago
The Best Walk For A Date In London

The Best Walk For A Date In London

Pubs (and escape routes) along the way.
This Is What The Light Display On The Sea Containers Building Is For

This Is What The Light Display On The Sea Containers Building Is For

Plus details of how you can help keep the river clean.
Londonist Out Loud: The Living And The Dead

Londonist Out Loud: The Living And The Dead

There's more to London's cemeteries than meets the eye.
Where you can still find the river Fleet in Lonond

Where you can still find the river Fleet in Lonond

From Hampstead to the Thames.
11 Interesting Facts About The Millennium Bridge

11 Interesting Facts About The Millennium Bridge

It's one of many bridges built for the Millennium
The Secret Garden Below The East London Line

The Secret Garden Below The East London Line

Herbs, bees, squirrels...
Beautiful Examples Of Brutalist Architecture In London

Beautiful Examples Of Brutalist Architecture In London

Brutal? Or raw?
What's The Coldest It's Ever Been In London?

What's The Coldest It's Ever Been In London?

From the days when it got cold enough for the Thames to freeze over
In Pictures: London's Lost Football Stadiums

In Pictures: London's Lost Football Stadiums

Millwall have had more stadiums than hot dinners.
In Pictures: London In 1976

In Pictures: London In 1976

A trip down memory lane, via Notting Hill and Carnaby
Video: Will Croydon Look Like This One Day?

Video: Will Croydon Look Like This One Day?

You'll never look at Croydon the same way again.
How Did Holland Park End Up With Two Japanese Gardens?

How Did Holland Park End Up With Two Japanese Gardens?

One of London's least-secret 'secret' gardens
Non-Touristy Things To Do In West London

Non-Touristy Things To Do In West London

Ever wondered what there's to do in Uxbridge?
Feel LIke You're In The Countryside Without Leaving London

Feel LIke You're In The Countryside Without Leaving London

Beautiful greenery.
Some Of London's Best Secret Gardens

Some Of London's Best Secret Gardens

We challenge you to find more tranquil spots in London
Ever Walked The Wandle? Here's A Great Way To Do It

Ever Walked The Wandle? Here's A Great Way To Do It

Walk past a snuff mill, and another where William Morris made his fabrics
8 Secrets Of Tobacco Dock

8 Secrets Of Tobacco Dock

Did you know OMD filmed a video here?
A Fragment Of The World Trade Centre In Stratford

A Fragment Of The World Trade Centre In Stratford

Steel remnants.
How Did London End Up With So Many Royal Parks?

How Did London End Up With So Many Royal Parks?

Eight Royal Parks, and one special case.
What Lies Beneath: West Norwood Cemetery

What Lies Beneath: West Norwood Cemetery

A guest reporter bravely investigates the catacombs under one of London's great Victorian cemeteries...
Beautiful Examples Of Art Deco In London

Beautiful Examples Of Art Deco In London

It's not just on the Strand
Secrets Of Chelsea Bridge

Secrets Of Chelsea Bridge

From biker hangout to super highway, this bridge has a chequered past
Everything You Need To Know About The Thames Foreshore

Everything You Need To Know About The Thames Foreshore

From prehistoric flint to Blitz rubble.
Hidden Bit Of D-Day Lurking In The Thames

Hidden Bit Of D-Day Lurking In The Thames

London's eastern extremity hides a wartime secret.
In Search Of London's Loftiest Tree

In Search Of London's Loftiest Tree

It's 39m, don't you know.
Top 10 Things To Do In The Borough Of Southwark

Top 10 Things To Do In The Borough Of Southwark

From the banks of the Thames down to Peckham, here's the best of the borough.
Do You Know Where To Find London's Oldest Tree?

Do You Know Where To Find London's Oldest Tree?

This might just be the oldest living thing in London
A Secret Garden In South London

A Secret Garden In South London

Worth climbing *that* hill for.
What We Learned Running Every Single London Parkrun

What We Learned Running Every Single London Parkrun

Including the one with the best café.
The Place In London Where You Can Stay For £10 A Night

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

Ever considered it?
North London's finest unsung museums

North London's finest unsung museums

Exploring beyond London's big-name museums.
6 Of The Best Romantic London Days Out

6 Of The Best Romantic London Days Out

Special places for your special someone
In Photos: Defaced Road Signs In London

In Photos: Defaced Road Signs In London

Joke road signs: how many of these have you seen?
How To Get A London Parakeet To Land On You

How To Get A London Parakeet To Land On You

Worth two in the bush
9 Unusual Things To Do In And Around Tate Modern

9 Unusual Things To Do In And Around Tate Modern

Including how to showcase your own art in the gallery
London's Lost Rivers: The Westbourne

London's Lost Rivers: The Westbourne

Once a river, now a sewer.