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 spacesContinue to explore green and urban outdoor spaces in London throughout the year.
Get your London culture fix outdoors
Make the most of London's culture and embrace the outdoors. Experience the magic of a show at Regent's Park Open Air Theatre, watch a movie under the stars with Rooftop Film Club and explore the gardens of royal residences like Hampton Court Palace and Kensington Palace.
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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.
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Encounter wildlife in London
Spend a day by the water
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.
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