Lonely Planet Writer

Campaign to make London Britain's newest National Park

Hyde Park, London.
Hyde Park, London. Image by vanessa lollipop / CC BY-SA 2.0

A campaign to make London a National Park is gathering pace following a day of discussions and presentations at the Southbank Centre on Tuesday. Around 50% of London is green space, and the city contains 13,000 wildlife species. Supporters of the move, who include MP Zac Goldsmith and TV presenter Chris Packham, suggest that making London the world’s first National Park City would boost businesses and improve the health of city dwellers. Read more: timeout.com