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Ancient woodland at Burnham Beeches

The City of London owns and manages almost 4,500 hectares of historic and natural open space for public recreation and health. Our green spaces, most of which are charitable trusts, are run at little cost to the communities that they serve. They are funded principally by the City of London, together with donations, sponsorship, grants and trading income.

Our spaces in and beyond the Square Mile have over 23 million visits each year. They include important wildlife habitats, sites of scientific interest and national nature reserves for the public to enjoy. 

The City of London works with a number of partners to protect green spaces, most recently working with the Forestry Commission to control the spread of Oak Processionary Moth in London. The Forestry Commission have more information hereon Oak Processionary Moth, or they have an information leaflet(1.43mb) to discover how you can help, or have a look at the City of London's research report on tree diseases in London. 

You may also be interested in our research paper looking at the value that green space brings to London.

To find out more about the City of London's Open Spaces please find your local green space on our map or visit our green space pages.

For general enquires contact us:

Open Spaces Department
City of London
PO Box 270
Guildhall
London EC2P 2EJ
Tel: 020 7332 3505
openspaces.directorate@cityoflondon.gov.uk

How our green spaces benefit London

Published:
13 March 2012
Last Modified:
14 August 2017

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