Explore the capital’s incredible outdoor spaces at the London National Park City Festival. Taking place at multiple locations around the city, this is the capital's largest free celebration of the great outdoors.
To celebrate the launch of London as the world’s first National Park City this summer, the jam-packed week is full of ways to discover London’s footpaths, waterways and bountiful green spaces. Find walks, talks and plenty of family activities working to make the city greener, healthier and wilder.
Highlights of National Park City Festival 2019
- Try your hand at hula hooping against the backdrop of the Thames with Marawa's Majorettes at the National Theatre's River Stage. 19 Jul
- See if you have what it takes to solve clues as you explore heritage parks and gardens during the Green Heritage Challenge. 20 Jul
- Download the Go Jauntly walking app and head to New Cross Gate Cutting in Brockley for a nature treasure trail. 20 Jul
- Join the Saturday Outdoor Kids Club with the Barbican's Children's Library for stories, mini crafting and gardening adventures. 20 Jul
- Sip on Midnight Apothecary's cocktails crafted with unusual edible plants at their secret rooftop garden. 21 Jul
- Head to The Scoop for a screening of The Living Thames documentary exploring the ecology of the river and the people working to protect it. 21 Jul
- Buzz over to Southwark for the Buzzin' Bees event. Learn about beekeeping and how you can help protect the bees at home. 23 Jul
- Create insect-inspired puppets and tell stories of their adventures with the Holborn Community Association in Red Lion Square Garden, Camden. 24 Jul
- Meet Gnomus, a gentle giant and caretaker of plants and stories, in the London Bridge area to learn about conservation with the kids. 26-27 Jul
- Join artist Abigail Fallis on an interactive art walk, Lost and Found on The Line, to see her sculpture, DNA DL90 and take part in a hands-on workshop at Cody Dock. 27 Jul
What is a National Park City?
The Mayor of London has worked with the National Park City Foundation, other partners and Londoners to launch the world's first National Park City this July.
The UK has 15 national parks, all working towards conserving and enhancing the natural beauty, wildlife and cultural heritage of the areas. A National Park City applies these principles to an urban environment.