Getting out in green spaces is good for your health and wellbeing. Amazingly, almost half of London is green or blue. Parks, community gardens, woodlands, waterways and footpaths: the capital is full of hidden gems to explore.
Discover London’s hidden green spaces
- the London Wildlife Trust has 40 nature reserves across the capital – find which are nearest to you
- find more ideas for exploring London’s great outdoors on the National Park City Foundation’s website, including their quests to Make Life Better
- slow down and enjoy London’s green spaces and waterways by going for a walk. The Inner London Ramblers have lots of ideas to try, or download the Go Jauntly app
- help look after your favourite green space by joining your local friends group. Find groups near you at #GoParksLondon
- find an outdoor gym in your area, sign up to a free Our Parks class, or join a Park Run
Why is it good to get outdoors?
London’s parks, green spaces and natural landscapes are where Londoners can relax, exercise and play. We know that spending time in green spaces is good for our physical health and mental wellbeing.
As a National Park City, London will be a city where everyone can enjoy high quality green spaces, clean air and clean waterways, where more people choose to walk and cycle.
Let us know how you’re exploring London’s great outdoors. Share your photos on social media with the hashtag #NationalParkCity.
The Mayor is calling on Londoners to do simple things to make our city greener as part of his plan to help make London a National Park City in 2019. Find out what else you can do.