Things to Enjoy

Looking to enjoy London’s great outdoors more? Here are some ideas which we will be adding to all the time.

Viral London - haunting images record our lockdown

Photographer Paul Meyler has been on a mission to record the impact COVID-19 has had on central London. He's told us a bit more about the...

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Get Adventurous at The London Mountain Film Festival 2020

We're bringing the mountains to London! Join us on 2-3 May 2020 at the Royal Geographical Society for the first-ever London Mountain Film Festival. With...

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What If.. the outdoor classroom is the ‘new norm’?

Campaigner Cath Prisk, our Schools Network lead, has been considering how schools can make far greater use of nearby outdoor space in response to...

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How to do forest bathing in London

Forest bathing, the practice of taking in the forest atmosphere during a leisurely walk, is a great way to become acquainted with Mother Nature and...

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Get On Your Bike and Ride!

The UK has been in lockdown this spring. Our worlds are far smaller than before.  It reminds me of being a child, needing to tell my parents where I...

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Watch a film

Make the most of your Local Park Discover some of the inspiring things that Londoners are doing to make the most of one of the city's great parks...

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What if... we had lots of schemes ready to launch as soon as we're through the coronavirus outbreak?

Just before the coronavirus hit, there were several projects about to launch after successful crowdfunding bids. Here are three great examples of...

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Feeding Wild Birds

I`m a great believer in the benefits of engaging with nature and its so easy as it is all around us. Bringing birds in closer proximity to ourselves by...

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Life in lockdown London

Staying safe by staying at home needn’t mean missing out on a daily dose of nature, says Paul de Zylva, Chair of London National Park City. Now’s...

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Make your own seed balls

Making seed balls is very simple and a great activity enjoyed by young and old.   Seed Ball Recipe 2 parts soil. Do not use good quality soil,...

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Competition to share your vision of a post-coronavirus London

What if London National Park City was greener, healthier, wilder and more beautiful? What would it look like? What would it be like? We’re calling for...

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Boost your health and happiness - walk everyday in the city

Getting started may be a challenge but walking - even in a city! - provides a great opportunity to connect with nature and boost your health and...

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Self Isolation #FavouriteThings

I saw this uncredited image on Twitter and the first thing that sprang to mind was "raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens..." . The Sound of...

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Make a Story Stick

Parks and green spaces do not always seem inviting, they can at times feel a little unwelcoming to children and adults. Here are some simple ways to...

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Growing through the coronavirus

Urban farming is expanding fast and is incorporating both new and old technologies. A factory in Japan uses LED lights and robots to grow 30,000...

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Make the most of your local park

Discover some of the inspiring things that Londoners are doing to make the most of one of the city's great parks. There's lots of great ideas here !...

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Beyond coronavirus #buildbackbetter

2020 AC – After Coronavirus – still feels a long way away but plans are being laid now to pick-up the pieces.  Leading politicians, economists,...

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How to share tree love with tree trails

You’re different. You’re amazing. You see London as a National Park. This is your opportunity to share the love. Most people don’t see the nature...

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Managing self isolation

Stay home is the continuing message from the NHS, the government and the Metropolitan Police. As we enter our third week of self-regulated...

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Heads Up: Staying Positive in Viral Times

In cities brimming with ideas, Tim Webb and Emily Brennan find there’s no need to feel isolated. Coronavirus is of great concern to all of us. Our...

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Prime Minister Boris Johnson and London Mayor Sadiq Khan both urge that parks and public spaces be used for exercise and mindfulness and not social gathering points during the coronavirus outbreak. Adding, keep 2 metres aparrt from others for your own safety and others.

Being Covid-19 wise and socially sensible

Don’t leave home, “unless you really have to”, says Mayor of London Sadiq Khan. Adding: “Stop social mixing. People will die” if we don’t. His stark...

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