Have the busy crowds of the capital made you lose hope of ever finding a peaceful picnic location this summer? Fear not, as we’ve created a map showcasing the top spots for a picnic in an array of tranquil, sun-kissed London locations!
Follow the route on the map and you’ll be spoilt for choice! It is National Picnic Week after all, so what better time to let the picnic planning commence and indulge in your basket of brunch.
Kite Hill: Also known as “Parliament Hill”, this picnic patch is situated in north-west London across from Hampstead Heath. Sit back and relish the capital’s skyline and tick off the famous landmarks one by one.
Kyoto Gardens: Hidden in amongst West London’s Holland Park, lucky visitors can stumble across a tiny pocket of Japan, Kyoto Garden. Soak up the serene sounds of tiered waterfalls and spiritual surroundings, which combined, make for a stress-free stroll.
Primrose Hill: Keep an eye out for any passing celebrities whilst you dig into a paparazzi picnic. Located on the northern side of Regents Park, it still remains the hub of social outdoor activity.
St. James Park: This Westminster Park offers two islands (West Island and Duck Island) where visitors can meet the resident colony of pelicans which have been a long-established feature of the area since 1664. Others can revel in a calming saunter around St James’s lake.
Soho Square: Want to make the most of the sunshine during working hours? Catch up with a friend over a meal deal in Soho’s social shelter, escaping the hectic lunchtime rush.
Victoria Park: This area might be host to a handful of festivals over the summer, but it also provides sanctuary in its Old English Garden during its downtime where many can enjoy a relaxing afternoon soaking up some rays.
Battersea Park: When summer arrives, Battersea Park opens itself to the public with all the facilities needed for a sublime day out in the sun. Arrange a session of cricket, tennis or rounders or work off that grub with a row in the lake afterwards. If that sounds a bit too active for a weekend, there are plenty of sun traps to choose from!
Richmond Park: Take a trip outside the city centre and make the most of the pastoral setting homed by deer. Delve into the numerous woods and copses lit up by vibrant floral displays and explore the variety of ponds and historical buildings that line the park.
Print off and scout out your perfect picnic spot here