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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. For more information on Oak Processionary Moth, please see our OPM page.

To find out more about the City of London's Open Spaces please find your local green space on our map, visit our green space pages or download our Open Spaces Departmental Brochure (1.4MB)

For general enquires contact us:

Open Spaces Department
City of London
PO Box 270
London EC2P 2EJ
Tel: 020 7332 3505
Email: Open Spaces Department.

How our green spaces benefit London

13 March 2012
Last Modified:
25 November 2019