Outdoors

Snowdrops in Dulwich (photo: Adam Swain Photo)

Where to See Snowdrops in London

Snowdrops are one of the first flowers to bloom towards the end of winter, meaning spring is on the way! Where can you see them in the urban jungle that is London? The Resident has a few ideas… 

Winter walks in London in uncrowded places

20 Highly Rated Quiet Spots for a Winter Walk in London

Londoners have well and truly had their Christmas festivities curtailed this year, but there’s always joy to be found in nature, so bundle up and get yourself outdoors for a winter walk in one of London’s lesser-known beauty spots

Dodgems at Somerset House: Dodge is a new Covid-proof winter playground at Somerset House with food and drink

New Winter Playground with Interactive Dodgems is Headed for London

One of London’s most famous ice rinks might have hit the skids this year, but high-tech bumper cars that trigger light and sound displays are set to take its place…

Canary Wharf Winter Lights 2020: Hawthorn will have two light installations on Canary Wharf this winter, Newfound Reflections and Neon Tree

Canary Wharf to Launch Covid-Secure Winter Lights Event

With the annual Winter Lights festival postponed this year due to coronavirus, Canary Wharf is launching a scaled-back, more Covid-secure version of the luminous event called Connected by Light.

The Ship, Wandsworth, has one of the best alfresco terraces in the south west London (photo: @TheShipWandsworth)

Ad Feature Alfresco Drinking & Dining in Wandsworth Town: Mapped

The best places for alfresco drinking and dining in Wandsworth Town, even as temperatures plummet, all marked on a handy map

Competition: Win a patio parasol from Moda Furnishings worth nearly £600

Ad Feature Competition: Win a Patio Parasol from Moda Furnishings

The Resident has teamed up with Moda Furnishings to offer one lucky reader the chance to win a stylish new patio parasol!

Watch films in a boat at London's new Openaire Float-In Cinema in Paddington

Watch Titanic from a Boat at London’s New Float-In Cinema

So far in our stop-start summer of fun, it’s been all about the drive-in cinema, but now, there’s a float-in coming to town…

Pergola Paddington opens on 2 MAy 2019

London’s Best Rooftop Bars & Alfresco Terraces

A rare glimpse of the sun and everybody gets alfresco fever! But where are the hottest rooftop bars and alfresco terraces? We’ve picked out 71 of the best!

Summer in Chelsea at The Ivy Chelsea Garden

7 of the Best Alfresco Dining Terraces in Chelsea

The best pub gardens and alfresco terraces in Chelsea, from the King’s Road to Imperial Wharf near Chelsea Harbour

West London beer gardens: 197 Chiswick Fire Station has a gorgeous rear courtyard

West London’s Best Alfresco Dining & Drinking Spots

The best places in west London for alfresco drinking and dining, from waterside terraces in Ladbroke Grove to suntraps in Shepherd’s Bush and hidden rooftops in Hammersmith