London’s Nine Elms Lane pays homage to the area’s elm trees with a festive light projection

London’s Nine Elms Lane, which is famously named after its tree inhabitants, is celebrating the history of the area’s nine elm trees this festive season with a light projection of elm trees onto buildings around the area. From today (13 December) until 21 December, detailed tree drawings by artist Pippa Taylor will come to life each evening after dark – their silvery branches transforming old … Continue reading London’s Nine Elms Lane pays homage to the area’s elm trees with a festive light projection

London home with fruit and veg overflowing on to streets raises awareness of the impact of food waste

A London home has been temporarily transformed into a “House of Food Waste” with fruit and vegetables tumbling out of the house and on to the street, in an effort to highlight the huge amount of avoidable food waste produced by households in the capital each year. The living installation – created by Small Change, Big Difference – shows how well over half of all food … Continue reading London home with fruit and veg overflowing on to streets raises awareness of the impact of food waste

National Park City Festival: Free events held London-wide celebrate the city’s green spaces, wildlife habitats and more

London honours its greenery this month with the National Park City Festival celebrating the capital’s green spaces, wildlife habitats, green rooftops and waterways. Taking place over nine days from 20-28 July 2019, the National Park City Festival hosts hundreds of free events across the city, from outdoor fitness sessions and live performances to bee-keeping and open water events for the family. The events include walking tours … Continue reading National Park City Festival: Free events held London-wide celebrate the city’s green spaces, wildlife habitats and more

Wild swimming lake and new wet woodlands opening in south London’s Beckenham Place Park

A natural swimming spot in south-east London, once a Georgian lake, has been brought back to its wilderness days offering visitors a chance to cool off. The wild swimming lake, which opens at Beckenham Place Park on 20 July, is around 285 metres long by 48 metres wide and is 3.5 metres at its deepest level. Aside from swimming, the lake will also offer boating, … Continue reading Wild swimming lake and new wet woodlands opening in south London’s Beckenham Place Park

Urban Tree Festival: Walks through London where you can spot Hibiscus and Pineapple Guava trees

If you’re in London this weekend and you have an affinity for trees, head to the Urban Tree Festival on 18-19 May. The Urban Tree Festival features a series of walks, workshops and events in celebration of urban trees taking place across the capital. Highlights include a woodland walk in Wimbledon; a stroll through three of Bloomsbury’s parks, dominated by London Planes trees; and a … Continue reading Urban Tree Festival: Walks through London where you can spot Hibiscus and Pineapple Guava trees

Bee Corridor: Seven-mile stretch of wildflowers planted to encourage bees in London

London is to home a seven-mile stretch of vibrant wildflowers, known as a “bee corridor”, to encourage the city’s bee population. The pathway for bees will be formed of 22 meadows sown through parks and green spaces across the London Borough of Brent, north west of the capital. According to Brent council, the wildflowers will be in place in time for summer in a move that aims … Continue reading Bee Corridor: Seven-mile stretch of wildflowers planted to encourage bees in London

Tower Bridge Moorings: A sustainable Thames-side community living aboard historic barges

Tower Bridge is one of London’s most iconic landmarks, and a birdseye view of the bridge can be had from the nearby residences of Tower Bridge Moorings – where a sustainable community live aboard historic barges. Located just below Tower Bridge, on the south side of the river, Tower Bridge Moorings is a flotilla of more than 40 historic boats strung together in a block on … Continue reading Tower Bridge Moorings: A sustainable Thames-side community living aboard historic barges