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Nine extraordinary neighbourhoods for Londoners who love the outdoors. You may have seen a few months back that we got behind this really cool campaign to name London the world's first National Park City.

Nine extraordinary neighbourhoods for Londoners who love the outdoors

Forty-seven percent of our humble abode is actually green space, which makes us pretty lucky compared to other major world capitals. Shaped by rolling hills, valleys and a few famous rivers, London is a glorious urban sanctuary that's home to 8.3 million trees, 13,000 species of wildlife, 3,000 parks, 1000km of signed footpaths, 30,000 allotments, two National Nature Reserves, 300 farms and a colossal 3.8 million gardens – with those figures it should SO have National Park status, right?

If you fancy seeing it for yourself, here are eight neighbourhoods and boroughs for Londoners who just can't get enough of the good old outdoors. 1. 13 Unique Experiences Londoners Are Loving Right Now. Heard of our sponsor Funzing?

13 Unique Experiences Londoners Are Loving Right Now

This online community of local Londoners offers quirky experiences to suit everyone. It's a chance to get involved in an activity you've never done before with an experienced host. Feel like trying something different this October? We've rounded up the Funzing events proving most popular with Londoners right now. Step on Board the Haunted Tube Tour The Underworld collides with the Underground in more ways that one -- from the angel that saved a tube worker from death to the ghosts of King's Cross, discover the ghoulish history of the Undergound on a tour around the city. £10 Book now.

101 Things To Do In London This Christmas. 7 Magical Library Bars In London For The Perfect Cosy Night Out - Secret_LDN. There’s no better feeling than getting lost in a riveting book with a glass of red wine in hand.

7 Magical Library Bars In London For The Perfect Cosy Night Out - Secret_LDN

The state of being enthralled by words on a page is just as confusingly lovely as being a little bit drunk. Why not combine literature and wine this weekend and head to one of these gorgeous library bars. Five weird and fascinating things every Londoner needs to see at... the Science Museum. It's not OTT to say that London is the undisputed home of crazy quirky and extraordinary shizzle.

Five weird and fascinating things every Londoner needs to see at... the Science Museum

From colossal steam engines to billion-year-old pieces of Moon, the Science Museum is a magnet for the most peculiar pieces of medical, astrological and mechanical history. With a fabulous 300,000+ strong collection to uncover, grab your lab coat, reignite your inner Sheldon and explore the museum's dynamite floors dedicated to supreme weirdness and scientific marvels.

Here are six exceptionally strange curios you can't miss on your next visit. 1. London's Best Vegan Desserts. Literary London: events and activities for book-lovers. Things To Do In London For Halloween. There will be fun:Illustrating the Victorians. Explore illustration and design with a distinctly Victorian style Course dates: Saturdays 29 October, 5, 12, 19, 26 November and 3 December Times: 10.30 – 13.30 From music halls and magic shows to circus troupes and celebrity animals, the British Library’s Evanion Collection offers a unique glimpse into the amazing and often peculiar world of Victorian entertainments.

There will be fun:Illustrating the Victorians

Inspired by this rare and significant collection of ephemera showcased in the Library’s autumn exhibition Victorian Entertainments: There Will Be Fun. The vibrant posters and playbills on display will be our starting point for creating our own imaginative ephemera and 3D scenes depicting sensational entertainments. You’ll develop an understanding of figurative illustration, the relationship between type and image, and of 3D paper modelling – and have a unique opportunity to see Victorian ephemera up close, with an exclusive curator-led viewing of rare collection items. Read the course outline. 16 Places You Must Have Hot Chocolate Before You Die. The Magical Lantern Festival Is Returning To London! - Secret_LDN. Returning for it’s second year in the capital, the Magical Lantern Festival will be illuminating Chiswick House Gardens in early 2017.

The Magical Lantern Festival Is Returning To London! - Secret_LDN

In a wonderful combination of art, culture and heritage, the festival will see a spectacular assemblage of light sculptures, including a 15 metre wide luminescent installation of the Houses of Parliament. The theme for the coming event will be ‘Explore The Silk Road’, which is an ancient trade route connecting Europe to China. The lanterns will all represent places along the way, including Europe, Asia, Arabia, Egypt, Persia, India and Ancient China. London's Best Eclairs. Fancy French patisserie has enjoyed something of a renaissance in London over the last couple of years, with macarons and eclairs at the helm of the movement and Londoners and tourists alike travelling miles to sample the best choux pastry creations the city has to offer.

London's Best Eclairs

Though traditionally filled with chocolate or coffee cream, today's eclairs come in a dazzling array of flavours with ever more elaborate adornments, which only adds to their Instagram appeal. But we're not interested in style over substance, so have tracked down the city's best eclairs, where the proof really is in the pudding. 16 Incredible Library Bars In London. 23 Things You Won't Believe You Can Do In London. These Are London’s Best Afternoon Teas, According To Experts. Best Unusual Afternoon Teas in London. Sit down to sweet treats at an interesting venue, take high tea on the move or enjoy quirky and themed food and drink.

Best Unusual Afternoon Teas in London

Don’t miss out; book a table to enjoy an afternoon tea in London with an unusual twist or look for quirky offerings amongst these afternoon tea deals. Scoff & Banter Tea Rooms Afternoon Tea Put together your own afternoon tea at Scoff & Banter Tea Rooms by selecting a number of sweet and savoury options from the wide-ranging menu. Offering British classics with a twist, you’ll find everything from lobster brandy soup to maple syrup and sultana scones. Weird workshops and courses in London. The Gourmet Society, ou comment manger moins cher à Londres. Manger au restaurant fait partie de ces petits plaisirs qui rendent la vie plus joyeuse.

The Gourmet Society, ou comment manger moins cher à Londres

J’adore essayer de nouveaux restaurants et je suis toujours en recherche de nouvelles bonnes adresses à tester. Il faut l’avouer, habiter dans une ville aussi multiculturelle ça a quand même l’avantage de nous donner accès à tous les types de cuisine possibles et imaginables. Le seul problème qui se pose à nous, c’est le prix ! A moins de ne manger qu’un plat et de boire de l’eau du robinet (le classique tap water comme ils disent ici), ça risque de vous coûter souvent aux alentours de £20-30 par tête. Mais alors comment dépenser moins quand vous allez au restaurant ? Que ce soit dans un pub ou dans un resto étoilé je vous ai trouvé LE bon plan pour vous faire plaisir tout en dépensant moins. Je vous explique : il vous suffit d’aller dans un des restaurants partenaire de Gourmet Society pour profiter de leurs offres spéciales, et vous avez le choix parmi plus de 3000 restaurants rien qu’à Londres !

15 brilliant places you probably didn't know existed in London. There's so much more to London than big clocks, dildo-shaped skyscrapers, bridges and old Victorian tat.

15 brilliant places you probably didn't know existed in London

55 activités gratuites à Londres : le guide ultime ! Top 10 Cake Shops in London. 1. 4 Wacky And Wonderful Afternoon Teas In London - Secret_LDN. In celebration of Afternoon Tea Week this week (we really do like to celebrate everything, don’t we?) We’re giving you a list of weird and wacky teas to fill your afternoons… 1. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Afternoon Tea, One Aldwych. 5 Secret London Gardens So Hidden You *Could* Sunbathe Naked - Secret_LDN. Ok, so before we get into trouble, we’re not encouraging you to strip down to your birthday suit around London.

The likelihood is, no matter how secluded the location, you’re in a densely populated capital city and you will be seen (and probably photographed, Snapchatted and made into a YouTube sensation). If you want to go down that route, by all means, be our guest. 1. Phoenix Garden.