London Geodiversity Partnership

Founded in 2008, the London Geodiversity Partnership seeks to share good practice, influence policy and establish cross-London working for geodiversity.

Geodiversity is concerned with the natural and human aspects of
landscape, but is primarily focused on the rocks, sediments, soils, the landscape topography and the processes that act on the landscape.

We can define geodiversity as being ‘the variety of rocks, fossils, minerals, landforms, soils and natural processes, such as weathering, erosion and sedimentation, that underlie and determine the character of our natural landscape and environment’ (London Plan).

Geodiversity is a fundamental cornerstone of our everyday lives. Raw materials that cannot be grown and non-renewable energy are provided by the geology beneath our feet. Geology also affects where we build and situate buildings and the associated services, influences the design and layout of infrastructure, filters our drinking water, and underpins the landscape around us.

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Cick here for details of geological events in London


The Geology of Highgate Wood and Queen’s Wood by Diana Clements - New report.

New access at Gilbert’s Pit, Charlton unveiled on 18th May 2016. More details here

Updated version of the Green Chain Geotrail now available

Building Stones at the Natural History Museum

Update of progress on the 2014-2018 London Geodiversity Action Plan

List of LGP Partners 2016

Geodiversity Charter for England launched. Click here for more details.

The Guide to London's Geological Sites is now available.

Geology and its uses in Highgate Wood and Queen’s Wood - New display at Highgate Woods. More details here.

2014-2018 London Geodiversity Action Plan now available to view here

GA London Guide: Individual itineraries now available to purchase and download.

A new Questions & Answers page on any aspect of London's geology has been set up by the LGP.

Revised and updated, the latest version of the London Foundations Report has been published. Please click here for more information.


The large chalk quarry at Riddlesdown