The Mayor of London is working with the National Park City Foundation, other partners, and Londoners to make London the world’s first National Park City. They’ll be marking this historic moment with the National Park City Festival from 20 to 28 July 2019. Now we’d like you to help make it happen.
What is the National Park City Festival?
The festival runs from 20-28 July 2019 and will be London's largest free celebration of the outdoors, aimed at people of all ages. There’ll be fun activities from culture and health and fitness to wildlife, the environment and more. We’ll also be encouraging Londoners to discover new spaces and find fresh ways to get in touch with nature. We want to give all Londoners, organisations and businesses the opportunity to take part. With your help, we can make our city greener, healthier and wilder.
There will be a number of flagship events alongside community and organisation-led activities.
National Park City Stage: For the opening weekend of the festival, we will host a spectacular free cultural programme in partnership with the National Theatre, on their outdoor River Stage at the heart of London’s South Bank. Performances will celebrate everything green and wild about the city. There will be a mix of dance, theatre and music, with a range of performances for all ages.
National Park City Rooftops: In partnership with Open City, organisers of Open House, we are offering free access to some of London’s most dynamic and beautiful rooftop gardens and natural spaces. The full programme will be announced later in the year.
National Park City Splash: London’s first multi-site outdoor swimming and paddle sports event will take place across some of London’s open water spaces. All abilities will be welcome to try their hand at activities such as stand up paddle boarding and open water swimming.