London is filled with stunning, expansive open air spaces ideal for enjoying a picnic, and as the weather continues to improve, it’s the perfect time to grab a picnic blanket and head out into the great outdoors!
Here are five of our favourite spots for picnicking in the city this summer…
This place gets pretty popular during the summer, so come prepared for crowds! It’s easy to see why people are so drawn to Primrose Hill. It’s close enough to urbanised areas, including Camden, and yet it’s also perfectly situated for visiting the ZSL London Zoo or strolling along Regent’s Canal. For the best views, head as far up the hill as you can – this is the best way to enjoy London’s skyline from the ground while staying at your boutique hotel in Chelsea.
Particularly popular with London natives, Hampstead Heath offers the best of all possible worlds – great views of the city, all while surrounded by meadows, plants and an ancient woodland. There are swimming ponds to bask in when you’ve finished your picnic, and it tends to be more peaceful here than some of the other additions to the list.
One of the city’s most impressive green spaces, Kew Gardens includes plentiful picnic spaces surrounded by plants and trees. There are picnic benches in the wooded areas of the gardens, and when you’ve finished eating and relaxing, Kew is also a beautiful place to enjoy a day out – with plenty of food to buy if you’d rather purchase on the day before heading off on your adventure while staying at San Domenico House London.
One trip to this sprawling green space and you’ll soon understand its great popularity with London locals. The park might not be as well known as some of the other picnic spots in the city, but it does offer beautiful vistas and ample room to dine outside, as well as more active zones including a boating pond, two lakes and a children’s playground for younger visitors to explore while visiting San Domenico House London.
In addition to its popularity as a picnic spot, look out for the Chinese pagoda and head for one of the regular urban music festivals which take place here, alongside a range of community events designed to bring added life to the area.
Amid all the parks and green spaces in London, Greenwich Park stands out as one of the largest, and one of the best. This ensures there is plenty of room for the place to never feel too packed – and there are plenty of places nearby to grab your provisions if you don’t feel like packing a formal picnic before you go. Once you’ve finished eating, you can also take a trip to nearby attractions including the National Maritime Museum, the Royal Observatory and Elizabethan-era ship the Cutty Sark.