London is an amazing city. Did you know that almost half of its area is made up of green spaces? 33% of this is natural habitat for animals and wildlife and 18% is public open space which includes 3,000 parks. Yes 3,000! That’s more than the area of the city covered by railways and roads combined. It’s easy to think of London as being miles and miles of concrete, but look closer and you see a whole host of parks, fields, woodlands and canals sides. Of Cabbages and Kings have put together a selection of products to inspire adventure, or just a walk to the end of the street. So pick a sunny day and start planning your next city ramble.
This little pocket guide to London’s Green Spaces from Hoxton Mini Press is a selection of the best parks and green spaces London has to offer. With stunning photography by Marco Kesseler and text by Harry Adès. It features places to visit from central London to some of the outer boroughs. A great idea for planning a walk, taking a picnic or just enjoying the fresh air. Detailing 50 locations, you will find a new green space to fall in love with.
Other themed guides for exploring London:
- An Opinionated Guide To London Architecture – £9.95
- An Opinionated Guide To Vegan London – £9.95
- East London: An Opinionated Guide 2nd Edition – £9.95
This surprising guide will introduce you to 32 edible plants that are just on your doorstep. Take to the streets and go urban foraging! Organised by season, it contains 32 easy vegetarian recipes. Hawthorn berry ketchup, cherry blossom shortbread, nettle ravioli, elderflower fritters and cowslip summer rolls to name a few. Clearly written by professional forager Wross Lawrence, this guide will have you serving up some unusual meals throughout the year.
The Urban Forager Book – £12.95
There are some notable trees to look out for in London and with this map you can track them down. With details of 50 trees, follow this guide on a tree hugging quest. Rare species, magnificent English oaks, an ancient yew and the finest flowering cherries. From Kew Gardens to Greenwich Park, and Tottenham to Brixton. With beautiful photography, introduction and descriptions from London based plant lover Paul Wood.
Designer Mike Hall has created a range of retro inspired maps of London. Taking cues from the visual styles of the 50s and 60s these maps are signed and printed as high quality giclées. Featured boroughs include: Barking and Dagenham, Bexley, Brent, Bromley, Camden, Croydon, Ealing, Greenwich, Hackney, Hammersmith and Fulham, Haringey, Havering, Hounslow, Islington, Kensington and Chelsea, Kingston, Lambeth, Lewisham, Merton, Newham, Redbridge, Richmond Upon Thames, Southwark, Sutton, Tower Hamlets, Waltham Forest, Wandsworth and Westminster.
Get to know your home patch, or discover new streets on a city ramble.
Of Cabbages & Kings is not only a shop and gallery, but also a creative space in North East London. Working with aspiring homegrown talent alongside established UK artists and designers, the shop stocks a handpicked selection of jewellery, stationery and homewares, while the gallery specialises in limited edition prints. From silkscreen and etching to risograph and giclée, we hold a diverse collection of original and affordable art for your walls.
Since their opening in May 2008, the focus behind the Of Cabbages and Kings brand has always been authenticity, sustainability and products made in the UK, wherever possible from responsibly sourced and recycled materials. With an ethos of nurturing the local, from HQ in Stoke Newington, Of Cabbages & Kings continue to engage with artists, designers and the public through regular exhibitions, workshops and events.