Best Picnic Spots in London
With the days heating up, it’s time to pack up your hampers and head out for a picnic. For Janes in in London, you are absolutely spoilt for choice when it comes to beautiful picnic spots, but don’t worry, we’ve done the hard work for you and found the the best places to enjoy a feast in the sun!
Whether you’re after a secluded spot or to see amazing views of the capital, we’ve got you covered…
5 top picnic spots in London
Where: NW3, situated just six kilometres from Trafalgar Square
Nearest tube station: Hampstead Heath (Overground), Hampstead (Underground)
There’s a lot to love about Hampstead Heath. Not only is it in an ideal location, but there’s loads to do on top of picnic fun. If it’s a hot day, we’d highly recommend checking out the beautiful swimming ponds.
There’s three different ponds for swimming: one for men, one for women and one mixed. The men’s and women’s ponds are on the eastern side of the park, off Millfield Lane and the mixed bathing pond is in the centre of the Heath.
Where: NW1, located on the northern side of Regent’s Park
Nearest tube station: Camden Town (Underground), Chalk Farm (Underground)
If incredible views of London’s skyline are what you’re after, Primrose hill is the perfect spot for a picnic. With the top of the hill more than 60 metres above sea level, chill out with a bunch of your friends admiring the beautiful city in front of you.
As its located right next to London Zoo, why not make a day of it and pop over there after your picnic.
Where: The Bow Brook, London E3 5TB
Nearest tube station: Hackney Wick (Overground)
This one is a popular favourite for Londoners, in fact Victoria Park (also known as ‘The People’s Park’) is the oldest public park in London, opening in 1845.
Once you feel fully stuffed from your picnic goodies, why not spend the afternoon taking a leisurely trip on a row boat, which can be hired from 11am to 5pm, seven days a week.
Where: Endymion Rd, London N4 1EE
Nearest tube station: Finsbury Park Station
If you’re after a sporting activity after lunch, then Finsbury park should be your go-to spot. It has a running track, tennis courts, bowling green, indoor and open-air gym and there’s even a drumming circle on Sunday evenings.
Or you can simply enjoy a pleasant stroll, feed the ducks at the lake and maybe top your afternoon off with an ice cream.
Where: Kew Gardens are situated next to the river Thames, 10 miles west of central London.
Nearest tube station: Kew Gardens Station (Overground, Underground)
If you’re after a stunning backdrop to your hummus and pitta bread party, the botanical gardens at Kew will suit nicely.
There are countless beautiful spots within the grounds, as well as a specifically designated picnic place near Brentford Gate. This one is obviously a busy spot, so if you aren’t a fan of crowds, it might be best to check out somewhere else.
Where is your favourite London picnic spot? Let us know! @tweetjanes