A couple of years ago, a plucky bunch of campaigners decided to make London a national park. Optimistic, you might say – but our city of 8.6 million people also contains 13,000 species of wildlife, and almost 40 percent of it is green space, making it the greenest city of its size in the world. Produced by Greenspace Information for Greater London, this map strips away all the buildings and streets to leave nothing but green, with the Royal Parks and even the squiggles of suburban back gardens easily visible. It’s probably the prettiest the Big Smoke has ever looked.
Hear more about the National Park City campaign at an event at the Southbank Centre on September 21.