An explorer has gone on a trek - through the capital's parks and leafy streets to turn London into the world's first National Park City.

Former geography teacher Daniel Raven-Ellison, 37, set off from Enfield Island Village with the aim of walking across all 32 boroughs - a total of 311 miles - with the finish line in Temple a month later.

As part of his campaign Daniel is championing more greenery, greater biodiversity and better air quality in addition to encouraging all children to connect with nature.

Borough councillors and community project leaders are walking with Daniel at various points along the route. And London Mayor Sadiq Khan has also given his support The support of 86 more ward teams is needed to ensure that the capital earns the title of National Park City.

Daniel said: “London is famous as a political, financial and cultural centre.

“As we approach Brexit, let’s revitalise London’s identity and make it a famous ecological centre too by celebrating our outdoor heritage and incredible nature and environment institutions.

“Making London a National Park City is an opportunity to make the capital greener, healthier, more active, enjoyable, resilient and prosperous.

“The great thing is that anyone can be part of it - just plant something or explore somewhere new”

London is home to four World Heritage Sites, 3,000 parks, 30,000 allotments, three million gardens and 8.3 million trees, and plenty of wildlife from foxes to peregrine falcons to keep a sharp eye out for There is a plethora of wildlife from foxes to peregrine falcons.

Charity organisation Greenspace says details that 49.5 per cent of London is green and blue with parks, gardens, green roofs, rivers and lakes. Through the campaign Daniel wants to make life healthier and more enjoyable to Londoners. giving them free and easy access to such its open spaces.