Sadiq Khan has announced plans for hundreds of events to celebrate London becoming the world's first National Park City.

The festival will happen over 10 days and a lot of the events will be taking place in Greenwich.

The National Park City Festival runs from July 19 in celebration of London’s green spaces, wildlife habitats, green rooftops and waterways.

Working with the independent National Park City Foundation and partners including the National Theatre and London Wildlife Trust, the events aim to get all Londoners to enjoy the outdoors, highlighting the importance, beauty and breadth of London’s green spaces.

In Greenwich, the public are invited to visit the brand-new green space on IKEAs rooftop for views of the south London skyline and Canary Wharf, there’s the chance to explore how we protect our green environment in Greenwich Park and the Peninsula Ecology Park hosts This City is Wild with a day of fun activities for all ages.

A full programme of events is now available on the website

Sadiq Khan, said: “Our National Park City Festival shows just how important it is to protect our environment, including our wildlife, and reconnects Londoners with the outdoors with lots of free events for everyone to enjoy across London’s beautiful green spaces, rooftops and waterways.

“After recent UN reports revealed that nature and biodiversity is being lost at an unprecedented rate, I am committed to helping make London the world’s first National Park City and protecting our green and blue spaces and wildlife’.

The Mayor’s ambition is to make more than half of the capital green and increase tree canopy cover by 10 per cent by 2050.