Oh myyyyy it's heating up in London this week. The grass is eventually drying out after the June downpour and we're ready to butter our sandwiches, pack the pop and hit the greens.
Get outside and celebrate National Picnic Week by visiting these top five parks in London.
- Battersea Park
Escape the crowds of the city by visiting the peaceful grounds of Battersea Park. This 200-acre green space situated on the south bank of the River Thames is the perfect spot for a picnic by the boating lake or underneath the old Victorian bandstand.
- St James’s Park
If you’re looking for a picnic spot in central London, then head to this royal park situated in Westminster. Next door to Buckingham Palace and with views of the London Eye, you can expect this spot to be busy most days as tourists wander the royal grounds of St James’s Park.
- Richmond Park
Escape to the largest of London’s Royal Parks this National Picnic Week. Take a stroll through its wide and open grasslands while taking in the natural beauty of this important wildlife conservation. Don’t forget to visit the Royal Botanic Gardens and keep an eye out for the deer!
- Holland Park
If you’re one for exploring the secret spots of London, then head to the beautifully sculptured grounds of Holland Park. Nestled in this quiet space is the tranquil Japanese Kyoto Garden, a small but impressively aesthetic garden featuring tiered waterfalls, Koi Carp fish and Japanese Maple Trees.
- Hyde Park
If you’re looking for a busier park to visit with a bit more atmosphere, then head towards Hyde park to spend Picnic Week among friends and fellow Londoners. This central London location is perfect for visiting on your lunch break for a quick picnic in the park.
Don’t forget to share your National Picnic Week adventures on Instagram and hashtag #bromptonwanderlust.