What you need to know about London National Park City

Discover what a National Park City is and how you can get involved.

What is a National Park City?

The Mayor of London is working with the National Park City Foundation to make London the first National Park City in the world in July 2019.

The capital will celebrate the urban wildlife and abundance of green spaces that exist, while making a commitment to make the city greener than it already is.

In the future, other cities who make similar promises to become greener, healthier, and wilder could become National Park Cities too. 

London National Park City Festival

Discover the incredible outdoor spaces that fill the capital at London National Park City Festival with fun-fuelled events, from hula hooping to pedal-powered hip hop parties.  

Explore stunning rooftops with incredible views, make a splash at events on the water, wander around forests, meet wildlife and enjoy a huge cultural programme. 

Celebrate London's outdoor spaces

Continue to explore green and urban outdoor spaces in London throughout the year.

Go on a London adventure

Put on your exploring shoes to uncover adventures across the capital's outdoor spaces. Crack clues on Foxtrail's urban adventure trail, abseil down the ArcelorMittal Orbit sculpture with Wire and Sky, whiz through Archbishop's Park with Zip Now London and check out stunning views as you climb Up at The O2

Check out more adventures in London. 

Spend a day by the water

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From the river Thames to bathing ponds, London is full of scenic spots by the water. Have a drink at a riverside pub, make a splash in an outdoor pool and explore London's waterways including the pretty canals running through Little Venice

Plan an epic day along the Thames.

Discover urban oases and hidden gems

London is full of outdoor hidden gems. Discover street art in east London, find unexpected tranquillity in Covent Garden's Floral Court, walk around the Zen flower garden at Buddhapadipa Temple and sip on cocktails in pretty spaces – like the Queen Elizabeth Hall Roof Garden at Southbank Centre. 

Find more of London's rooftop bars

For more things to do in London, check out our list of 101 outdoor activities and our guides to the best parks and gardens in the capital.