Nothing says summer like a picnic in a London park and you can't beat a bit of al fresco dining with a view! Whether you are a 'grab a sandwich and go' type or the kind of person who meticulously plans a picnic menu to rival that of a feature in a lifestyle magazine, it's time to dust off that picnic basket and head to some of our favourite London parks for picnics which are within arm's reach of our London serviced apartments.
Why we like it: It feels like the countryside but is mere 6 kilometres from Trafalgar Square.
Where to get your picnic: Simply Scrumptious is just a short walk from Hampstead Heath and offers hot and cold options including salads, sandwiches and soups.
Why we like it: You can check out the Greenwich Observatory and the Cutty Sark and then relax with a picnic in Greenwich Park with an amazing hilltop view of the Thames far below.
Where to get your picnic: The White House Bakery at St. Mary's Gate Lodge offers pastries, sandwiches and home baked sweet treats. The only down side is that it is only open on weekends.
Why we like it: A break from the crowded city with herds of deer, a Georgian mansion and even a golf course!
Where to get your picnic: Grab a takeaway sandwich from Roehampton Cafe (located on the eastern edge of the park) or, if you feel like something a bit special, call in to the Georgian Tea Rooms at Pembroke Lodge (located on the westerly edge of the park).
Why we like it: A small and unusual spot for a picnic that provides a moment of calm and reflection in the midst of the city's skyscrapers.
Where to get your picnic: PAUL Bakery, just around the corner from St. Paul's Cathedral dishes out gourmet sandwiches and posh patisserie to the masses.
If you're visiting London soon and want to stay near one of London's scenic parks or outdoor spaces, speak to a customer advisor today. Make sure to call us on +44 843 298 8820 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for rates and availability.