Welcome to London
Play street capital of the world!

Make it happen on your street!

A play street means neighbours agreeing together to open their street for play and community – and close it to through traffic – temporarily but regularly. Most councils in London offer residents the opportunity to apply for free. Click the map to find out how it works in your borough or go here for a brief guide. 


A play street is where neighbours agree together to close their road temporarily but regularly to through traffic – so that children can play while adults get to know each other better. You can make it happen on your street. And we can help you!

1800000 Children
The number of children in London is growing
19 square metres
Per person, London has the least amount of green space of any English region
80 % of public space
In London is made up of streets. Too valuable to be given up for the sole use of cars.