Those of you familiar with the Big Smoke will know that Londoners certainly aren’t limited in their options for beautiful, scenic picnic locations. In fact, there are over 2,000 hectares of bright green outdoor spaces in London for revellers to choose from. Therefore, we thought it only right we give you a lowdown of those we consider the best:
Picnic spots in London don’t get more iconic than Hyde Park. Not only is it home to Kensington Palace and Gardens; it also houses the Serpentine Lido, along with another 142 hectares of grass and woodland, so you really are spoilt for choice.
For those of you looking for something a little more cosmopolitan, the atmosphere in Soho Square is continuously hailed the best. No matter what day of the week, this cordoned off garden square won’t fail to put you in a good mood.
Bushy Park, Hampton Court
If you fancy making the journey out to Henry VIII’s old stomping ground, you won’t be disappointed. In fact, Bushy Park is frequently referred to as one of the best picnic spots in London, owing to its gorgeous waterways and the majestic herds of deer who roam free.
A fantastic choice for social butterflies; on a sunny day you’ll find Clapham Common packed to the brim with revellers enjoying the sun and, of course, a glass of Pimm’s or two.
For a sophisticated picnic with a view, you needn’t look any further than the stunning setting of Primrose Hill. If you keep your eyes peeled you might even be lucky enough to spot a celebrity attempting to have one of their own.
Alexandra Palace, Muswell Hill
Arguably one of the city’s best viewpoints, Alexandra Palace Park offers complete panoramic views of London. Now what could be better than that for a picnic backdrop?
Normally frequented by locals, Highbury Fields is definitely one of North London’s hidden gems. If you give this place a try on a sunny day you definitely won’t regret it: the positive vibes are infectious.