Days Out

Tue, 14:00

“Amazing response” to a week of community festivities, from Zoom concerts and talks to radio shows, virtual exhibitions and sending in photos of lockdown projects

Wildlife expert Bob pores over the latest London Bird Report and considers the winners and losers in our urban skies

Website crashes and the first lucky visitors are delighted as tickets went on sale for the Regent’s Park attraction

Camden Garden Centre has reopened so the Ham&High’s resident gardening expert Ruth grabbed a trolley to investigate ‘the new normal’

Like many wildlife expert Bob Gilbert has enjoyed connecting with nature during lockdown - and hopes we will carry our enthusiasm forward in redesigning our cities

Alexandra Palace joins forces with Little Inventors to launch a wildlife challenge for budding young designers.

Virtual exhibitions, concerts and community outreach continue in the Highgate mansion where live-in manager Peter Gallagher hasn’t encountered the usual strange presences

A tale of two allotments

Thursday, May 7, 2020

Ruth Pavey compares her longstanding Highgate plot to one recently taken on in Hampstead Garden Suburb by the Ham&High’s much loved photographer Nigel Sutton

The Regent’s Park attraction was founded as a space where scientists could study animals and has become a much loved institution for generations of wildlife lovers

Wildlife expert Bob Gilbert says shaking up your lockdown routine with an early walk will reap dividends in hearing the diversity of urban birdsong

After closing their doors on March 21 the Regent’s Park landmark is appealing for donations to keep its 18,000 residents fed and cared for

Gardening in Times of Stress

Thursday, April 9, 2020

Can’t get hold of what you need for spring planting? The Ham&High’s resident expert has some suggestions of where to go and how to keep children engaged in gardening

Missing her grandchildren during lockdown in West Hampstead, Ginny Greenwood MBE is running twice daily sessions under the hashtag ‘a plank a day keeps the virus at bay’.

London Zoo’s pygmy goats are used to being lavished with affection by visitors to the Regent’s Park attraction.

A walk-through monkey enclosure and a community space for schools and local groups are part of plans for the grade II* listed bird enclosure submitted to Westminster Council

The Guilty Feminist, Caroline Criado Perez and Jess Philips were among the attractions at a three day festival of big ideas, activism, comedy and stories

Highgate Festival 2020 Launch

Wednesday, March 4, 2020

A dead poets event in Highgate Cemetery is part of a week of walks, talks, music, food and fun in June with a call out for volunteers to make it all happen

ZSL’s fundraising director on creating a sanctuary for a native wildlife species and “ocean superhero”

Bridget Galton and family enjoyed a warm October break in a beautiful villa on the Italian island which has great food and culture

Heritage weekend at Lauderdale House

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

The Highgate arts centre hosts an array of activites celebrating their rich history including a one man show about the Great Fire and plague with all the gory bits

As it celebrates 194 years of working for animals, the Zoological Society of London’s fundraising director finds hope for the new decade in its many conservation projects around the world

Travelling exhibition asks vital questions of historical perspective by examining images and accounts of the Holocaust from the viewpoint of perpetrators and victims

A century after the father of psychoanalysis published his influential paper, the invalid couch where he spent final days is on show in his former Hampstead home

Belsize Park businessman Alex Large hopes to raise £70,000 for ZSL’s wildlife conservation projects in Kenya and Nepal

Alex and Katy Francis Lim decided to change their lives and start a business selling beautiful yet functional water bottles


The NHS Test and Trace service brings together testing, contact tracing and outbreak management into an end-to-end service to stop the spread of the virus and help us move out of lockdown.

The UK Government has launched a campaign to shine a light on businesses and employees across the country who have responded to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic in remarkable ways and are now going back to business.

Childcare specialists myTamarin take a look at the childcare options available this summer

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