The Great Outdoors: Where to go to enjoy London’s unexpected sun

18 degrees in March? Time to back out the grey shorts and white Air Force combo

Nature is healing (or it isn’t), but as expected, Londoners are rushing outside to enjoy this unexpected sun. Whether it be a BPOC-led foraging group or a Black-owned food market, this list has got you covered for some great places to go and enjoy the great outdoors.

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Black Owned Hackney – Black Eats Ldn

Bohemia Pl, London E8 1DU

Credit: BLACK EATS LDN

Black Eats London returns for their Black-Owned Hackney 2022 opener on 22 April, with more fun and the best of London’s Black-owned eateries. Located across the road from Hackney Central Station, this market combines the best of music, food, drinks and all-around good vibes.

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Fly Girl Collective @flygirlcollective

Credit: Fly Girl Collective / Ollie Trenchard

Find your tribe and connect with other Black and brown women with Fly Girl Collective. Fly Girl Collective hosts weekly runs and brunches, which inspire women to pursue a fitness lifestyle. Fly Girl Collective recognises just how vital exercise is for Black and brown women’s mental wellness, using their space to push Fly Girls out of their comfort zone.

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ROOFTOP FILM CLUB PRESENTS: KING RICHARD

Floor 8 Stratford Multi Storey Car Park, Great Eastern Road, E15 1BB

Credit: Rooftop Film Club

Watch the Oscar-winning movie King Richard, starring Will Smith, outdoors on the big screen on Wednesday 4th May. Accompanied by the great views of London from the Stratford Centre carpark, Rooftop Film Club invite you to enjoy street food, great drinks, and, most importantly, to sit back and enjoy the movie.

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MISERY MEDICINE: PLANT MAGIC

Tottenham Marches, Watermead Way, London N17 0XD

Credit: Misery Party / FACEBOOK

Join @miseryparty, @hedgeherbs and @fungi.futures for their monthly plant and fungi foraging walk, exclusively for BPOC. These walks will be taking place in different green spaces across the capital, and will centre collective healing through plant medicine. Learn from nature in this transformative space!

See Also

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Skylight Rooftop

Theatre Walk, 120 Peckham Hill Street, London SE15 5JT and Tobacco Dock, London E1W 2SF

Located in both Peckham and Tobacco Dock, Skylight is a great destination to soak up London’s sunshine, accompanied by great food, drinks and various fun events. From cocktail making classes to stand up comedy shows, Skylight never fails to provide a great day out in London.

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