Green Spaces

A Swim on the Wild Side: The ponds in Hampstead Heath

A Swim on the Wild Side: The ponds in Hampstead Heath

Relaxing swims in rivers and ponds are all the rage right now. Lidos beware! The motto of the revolution could well be: tributary, estuary, sea.

A guide to London’s city farms

A guide to London’s city farms

It may be surprising for anyone living in London to learn that barnyard animals and green fields could be just around their corner, but in fact there are a large number of City Farms throughout London.

Can you swim in the River Thames?

Can you swim in the River Thames?

The Thames is said to be at its cleanest in 200 years. A new book has inspired a generation of ‘wild swimmers’. The Outdoor Swimming Society is on a mission to free swimmers from ‘chlorinated captivity’. Can Londoners come out to play?

London’s Urban Jungle: The Parkland Walk

London’s Urban Jungle: The Parkland Walk

Ghosts, graffiti and dog-walkers all jostle for space on North London’s jungle-like Parkland Walk; The First Pint’s Gemma van der Kamp explores the overgrown beauty of this popular old railway route.

Cue the Gardens: A visit to the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew

Cue the Gardens: A visit to the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew

Lost touch with nature? Then grab your umbrella and head just 10 miles outside of central London to Kew Gardens to discover one of the planet’s largest collections of living plants.

Urban foraging: Not just for hobos

Urban foraging: Not just for hobos

London is ripe with bushes and trees just waiting to be harvested. And it doesn’t cost a penny! Expert forager and food blogger Brie O’Keefe gives us her lowdown on what’s out there for the urban forager.

Kensington Roof Gardens: London’s green refuge

Kensington Roof Gardens: London’s green refuge

London is a bustling, grey city. However, great green spaces abound as the English love for nature can be found around the city. A secret roof top garden just off High Street Kensington is proof of this. Get to know the Kensington Roof Gardens and relax.