National Park City Rooftops - a celebration of London's outdoor spaces


London National Park City is working with the Mayor of London on the first National Park City Festival. The festival runs from 20-28 July 2019 and will mark London becoming a National Park City and celebrate London’s amazing outdoors.

The free festival will celebrate London's green spaces, wildlife, green rooftops and waterways, and aims to help a wide range of Londoners discover new environmental, cultural, sporting and community activities.

Open House London is partnering with the Mayor of London as a delivery partner for the flagship ‘National Park City Rooftops’ event as part of the wider festival, showcasing the vital green infrastructure, biodiversity and wildlife that London’s rooftops offer. This new initiative builds on the Open House tradition of opening up London’s best architecture to the public annually, for free - and will give the unique opportunity for Londoners to gain access to some of London’s best and often-hidden rooftops and connect with nature in a unique way.

National Park City Rooftops will take place on the first weekend of the festival, 20 - 21 July, inviting the public to the sky to take in panoramic views of the city through 21 participating buildings. 

  • Crossrail Place Roof Garden, E14

  • IKEA Greenwich, SE10

  • Carnaby Rooftop, W1F

  • The Passage, SW1P

  • Doddington and Rollo Estate Community Garden, SW11

  • 1 Pontypool Place, SE1

  • Double House, W11

  • Queen Elizabeth Roof Garden, SE1

  • Upstairs at The Department Store, SW9

  • Dorich House, SW15

  • Bold Tendancies, SE15

  • Coq d'Argent Restaurant & Bar, E3

  • Kingsland Basin Moorings (CHUG), N1

  • Lyric Hammersmith, W6

  • Subsea 7, SM2

  • Ham Yard Hotel, W1D

  • Great Arthur House, Golden Lane Estate, EC1Y

  • Barbican Conservatory, EC2Y

  • Midnight Apothecary at the Brunel Museum, SE16

  • White Collar Factory, EC1Y

  • Ismaili Centre, SW7


Rory Olcayto, Open City Director, says: “Open House London is delighted to be partnering with the Mayor of London on a rooftops programme during the National Park City Festival. In the spirit of Open House, it will make the best - and often-hidden – rooftops open to all – allowing the public to connect with nature in a unique way and showcase the vital role our rooftops play in providing London with green infrastructure.”


Read about the week long festival here


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