17 Perfectly Lovely London Picnic Locations

Take your meal al fresco.

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5. Victoria Park.

A picnic haven in East London. You could of course go to London Fields, but does London Fields have a pagoda? Swing by Broadway Market first to pick up some delicious snacks.

Nearest station: Cambridge Heath.

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.

8. Horniman Gardens.

Visit the museum and then lounge in the tree-dappled gardens. Or, if you fancy, visit a food market in East Dulwich and then flop in Peckham Rye.

Nearest station: Forest Hill.

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.

11. St James' Park.

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You could also take in Hyde Park of course, or try Green Park and hire a deck chair. But do either of them have a daily pelican feeding? No. They don't.

Nearest station: Westminster.

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.

16. Geffrye Museum.

Surprisingly spacious grounds, plenty of benches and a herb garden. Pick up a banh mi from one of the places on Kingsland Road, and munch to your heart's content.

Nearest station: Hoxton.