Let's make London greener, healthier and wilder

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Two year's on from London becoming the world’s first National Park City on 22 July 2019 we are holding celebratory outdoor and online events around London, including some organised by our 100+ Rangers. For online inspiration check out 25 Voices from London National Park City sharing people's tales of how they're making our capital better for all.


To celebrate the 2nd anniversary of London becoming the first National Park City, we and our volunteer Ranger community are putting on a series of events to highlight projects, experiences and opportunities to make our city greener, healthier and wilder.


Our new wiki is a collaborative guide to all aspects of the London National Park City.  Anyone can contribute to this Wiki. It's simple and you can just start by adding one paragraph. Check out our growing list of places covered in our 10 Things To Enjoy guides.


The Regrowth Project is a three-part podcast series hosted by London National Park City for Earth Week. The aim of the series is to inspire ideas and thinking about nature, the environment, and sustainability as we come out of lockdown. In the first episode, Reimagine, listen to Bruce Parry, Charmian Love and Indy Johar.

National Park City Front Gardens


As most people's nearest local green space, front gardens have a vital role in making London greener, healthier and wilder.

#WhatIf we all brought life back to our streets?

We've launched a brand new website with the Ealing Front Gardens Project. Read more about why and then explore the research, inspiration and tips.

#NatureNeedsHeroes because just caring is no longer enough

National Park City Foundation has been working with the hip-hop artist Loyle Carner, Timberland (the sponsors of our Ranger programme), Croydon Borough Council, Urban Growth and a number of other organisations to turn a grey site, outside Thornton Heath Station, into something greener and more appealing for the local community.

The community joined in and were present with Loyle and others to complete the planting. Watch the video to see Loyle tell the story. As Loyle says in the video #NatureNeedsHeroes, because just caring is no longer enough.


What if we saw the city from a bird's perspective? What would we do differently? For London Design Festival 2020, There Project take you on an audio journey along Regent's Canal to explore how design can help us be more ecocentric. Guided by conservationist, wildlife writer and #NationalParkCity Ranger Kabir Kaul, this podcast will take you from Islington Tunnel to Kingsland Basin Nature Reserve.


To celebrate the first anniversary of London becoming the World’s first National Park City, we held 3 online events showcasing 100 people who are doing things to make our National Park City greener, healthier or wilder. You connect with all of them and watch many of the talks here.


As part of our celebration of the first anniversary of London becoming the World’s first National Park City, the National Park City Rangers have created a short film about themselves and their work. Watch it here.


A brand new network of 54 passionate people with a wide range of experiences and talents who will help make London healthier, greener and wilder

Green front gardens really are stress-relieving!

Just a few plants in a front garden give a measurable boost to wellbeing. When plants in...

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Londoner's want the National Park City vision made real

Whoever wins the London Mayoral election, or indeed anyone holding a political position covering...

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Why building back better means designing communities for women

Emily Hamilton and Tim Webb, Trustees of the National Park City Foundation, reflect on the safety...

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A walk in the woods

At the end of February 2020 I became a mother to a beautiful baby boy. It was truly a magical...

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What if our cities were all National Landscapes?

The Covid-19 lockdowns we endured (and are enduring) made us all rediscover the importance of...

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New London National Park City Rangers

A brand new network of 54 passionate people with a wide range of experiences and talents who will help make London healthier, greener and wilder more >


Front Gardens: The most local of all green spaces

When people talk about how green their area is, they often mention parks and green spaces but not domestic front gardens, even though these can make up more of an area’s green space than parks. More >


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