Best Picnic Spots in London
There is no shortage of places to have a great picnic in the capital. Here are some of our favourite areas for the perfect picnic in the city.
The botanical gardens provide a stunning location for a picnic. With designated picnic areas and floral backdrops, you can sit and look at the beautiful surroundings. While the £16.50 entry fee may be a bit steep, there are countless beautiful picnic spots within the grounds.
Nearest station: Kew Gardens (Underground, Overground)
Greenwich boasts one of the city’s largest green spaces, and with 183 acres there is plenty of space to enjoy your picnic. The best spots are atop the hill, which offers spectacular views of the Thames and London Skyline.
Nearest station: Cutty Sark (DLR)
South of the river, Clapham Common is famous for its large, tranquil green space perfect for a picnic. While it is often busy with footballers, joggers and dog walkers, there are plenty of quiet corners for a pleasant picnic.
Nearest station: Clapham Common (Underground), Clapham South (Underground)
With spectacular city views, rolling meadows and deep woods, the Heath has plenty to offer. Don’t forget to pack a swimming costume and take a dip in the swimming pools after lunch.
Nearest station: Hampstead Heath (Overground), Hampstead (Underground)
For a picnic with a view, Primrose Hill boasts a look onto the City’s staggering skyline and is the perfect place for something to sit and relax after visiting nearby London Zoo.
Nearest station: Camden Town (Underground), Chalk Farm (Underground)
For a picturesque picnic surrounded by exotic plants, walled gardens and a boating lake, Battersea Park offers a unique picnic spot. You can take your own food or pick something up from one of the three cafes located within the park.
Nearest Station: Battersea Park (Overground)
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