The GLA is encouraging community organisations and venues to register cool spaces to contribute to its London-wide map. Cool Spaces are indoor spaces and outdoor areas where Londoners can take respite on hot days.
Identified spaces will be grouped into one of three tiers:
- Tier 1 has the greatest number of minimum amenities, including free drinking water, toilet facilities, and other amenities, that Londoners can expect from a cool space
- Tier 2 has the second greatest number of minimum amenities
- Tier 3 includes outdoor green and blue spaces which, although not providing the minimum amenities for tiers 1 and 2, provide suitable conditions for the public to access shade from heat.