National Geographic : 2019 Aug
Parks and green space make up a third of the city. Revelers barbecue at London Fields in Hackney, a part of East London increasingly popular with young residents. It shows in housing prices, which have risen sharply. Designed in the 1930s to limit growth, the Green Belt (below, in Redbridge) endures. Some say portions of the vast area, mostly private land not open to the public, could be tapped for development.