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Foodscape: own a vertical plot in London’s first urban farm

The UK’s first inner city farm of its kind has launched its pilot in Rochester Square NW1

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Foodscape: own a vertical plot in London’s first urban farm

The UK’s first inner city farm of its kind has launched its pilot in Rochester Square NW1

Books

Take a literary tour of these inspiring local blue plaques

Freelance reporter Jennifer Rigby plots a self-guided north London city hike with a purpose

Canal towpath by London Zoo
Family

Take a ZSL perimeter safari in NW1 – for nada

Yes, it’s well worth supporting the Zoo’s valuable conservation efforts. But there’s nothing wrong with a free circuit around its fence, right?

Health & Fitness

Three local parks you may not know

They may not be must-visit destinations, but these green pockets are still worth a wander, says Peter Hayward

Outdoors

In Pictures: a hot summer evening on Parliament Hill

It might be scorchio on Hampstead Heath this week – but it’s still much cooler than the rest of the city

Outdoors

Free Weekend? Follow a highwayman’s trail through Epping Forest

From Boadicia to Dick Turpin, this ancient wood has seen it all. Stephen Emms takes the tube there for a weekend stroll

Outdoors

Free Week? Walk the 78 Mile Capital Ring

No airport hassles, no glum faces and no half-hearted compulsion to extract historical interest from an unknown city. Stephen Emms sets off on a week-long hike around London

Outdoors

Free Weekend? Walk Around The Circle Line

It’s 14 miles. And takes the best part of an hour on the tube. But what if you walk it instead?

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