Park Life! The best picnic spots in London to experience this weekend (that aren’t Hyde Park)
London is made up 33% parkland and with the weather reaching up to a scorching 33° there is no better time to spend social distanced picnic in the park with your friends.
Money-saving experts Savoo have highlighted the best parks in London for picnics that aren’t Hyde Park so you can save money on restaurants this summer.
Holland Park has over 22.5 hectares of beautiful gardens – the park offers a sports area, a cafeteria and a children playground. But the main attraction is the Kyoto Garden, donated by the Chamber of Kyoto in 1991 this Japanese landscape is a great place for relaxation and Instagram pictures.
Built between 1854 and 1870, Battersea Park is filled with fountains, a large lake and a gallery. The park also has its own children’s zoo that allows you reconnect with amazing species with which we share the planet with.
You might recognise Hampstead Park from a few films like Been So Long and Hampstead. The park has some of the best views and highest points and includes the Parliament Hill, Golders Hill Park (with a zoo and butterfly house) and lakes which you even go swimming in.
The Regent’s Park, 166 hectares in area, was designed in 1811 by renowned architect John Nash includes stunning rose gardens. The view from the top of Primrose Hill is one of London’s best, affording a fantastic panorama across the city and there is even a waterfall with a bridge – the perfect romantic backdrop.
Home to 650 deer, the park a top UK site for ancient trees and supports a range of rare species including fungi, birds, beetles, bats, grasses and wildflowers. There is also fishing available at Pen Ponds, plus horse-riding tracks and a cycling path. But what you may not have noticed on previous visits is a secret garden in the heart of the park, known as the Isabella Plantation. The Isabella Plantation is a 40 acre woodland garden set within a Victorian woodland plantation planted in the 1830s with the large collections of Rhododendrons and Camellias, plus many other rare and unusual trees and shrubs which provide interest all year round.