Things to Enjoy

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

London National Park City presents: The Regrowth Project

The Regrowth Project is a three-part podcast series hosted by London National Park City for Earth Week. The aim of the series is to inspire ideas...

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Green front gardens really are stress-relieving!

Just a few plants in a front garden give a measurable boost to wellbeing. When plants in containers were added to small paved-over front gardens in...

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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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Londoner's want the National Park City vision made real

Whoever wins the London Mayoral election, or indeed anyone holding a political position covering the capital after this May’s vote, should be aware...

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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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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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Why building back better means designing communities for women

Emily Hamilton and Tim Webb, Trustees of the National Park City Foundation, reflect on the safety implications on our streets and in our parks,...

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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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A walk in the woods

At the end of February 2020 I became a mother to a beautiful baby boy. It was truly a magical experience as well as one of the most challenging jobs I...

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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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What if our cities were all National Landscapes?

The Covid-19 lockdowns we endured (and are enduring) made us all rediscover the importance of having high quality green space on our doorsteps. For those...

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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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Walk the Line and stay safe outdoors

The Line is a free public art walk between The O2 and Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, following the waterways and the line of the Greenwich Meridian....

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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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