1. Holland Park.
This West London gem is a skip away from Kensington Palace Gardens, and far less crowded. Pick up a baguette from Maison Blanc to carry with you.
Nearest station: Holland Park.
4. Postman’s Park.
Avoid the summertime rush in Soho Square, and choose the Postman’s Park instead. Or, if you’d rather the Phoenix Garden.
Nearest station: St. Paul’s.
6. Clapham Common.
With 220 acres to explore, you’re sure to find enough space to spread out. If you don’t fancy eating in the park, The Dairy isn’t far away.
Nearest station: Clapham Common, or Clapham South.
7. Lincoln’s Inn Gardens.
Only open Monday to Friday, so this is a lunchtime treat for those in the know. Or, if it’s busy, you can try the beautiful Gray’s Inn Gardens.
Nearest station: Holborn.
9. Hampstead Heath.
A summertime staple. You’ve probably even got your favourite spot - whether it’s by Kenwood House, or by the bathing ponds, or down by Parliament Hill.
Nearest station: Hampstead Heath.
10. Greenwich Park.
Why not have a picnic WITH TIME. And the panoramic views over London can’t hurt either. Load up on picnic items at Greenwich Market, and then find a sunny spot.
Nearest station: Greenwich.
12. Hackney City Farm.
Go to Broadway Market and stock up on picnic items, and then say hello to some pigs. Be sure to wash your hands before you eat though. Or, go further afield and explore the rest of London’s city farms.
Nearest station: Hoxton.