Professional Picnics Spots in London Parks

With the warmer weather finally here, now is the time to take advantage of living in one of the greenest capitals in the world… Yes, London!
With a plethora of green open spaces, London parks are just perfect for lazing away summer evenings and weekends and dining alfresco with friends. If you’re having your healthy meals delivered by The Pure Package you could even take them with you to enjoy out in the open air.

Read on for some picnic dish ideas as well as the London Parks we recommend enjoying them in…

One of the grandest London Parks, Richmond Park was originally a deer hunting spot and is the largest royal park in London at around 2500 acres with about 650 roaming deer. This makes it a jolly nice place to relax, eat a yummy picnic and watch the wildlife. For the more active picnickers Richmond Park also has two 18-hole golf courses and plenty of space to run around playing games. We suggest making some smoked chicken, avocado and plum tomato rye sandwiches and some elderflower fizz to take with you….

Battersea Park is another great London picnic spot and was once a popular site for duelling! It has tons of birdlife, and I have almost always spotted a heron when walking the dog there. For those of you on a keep fit drive, it is a great park for working out in – with an athletics track, tennis courts and circuit area. It’s also perfect for playing with your kids on a sunny afternoon (they also have a children’s zoo) and having a lovely sun downer picnic. We recommend making a teriyaki chicken salad and enjoying it under an old tree by the Thames.

Picnic in Battersea Park
Picnic in Battersea Park by Rev Stan, on Flickr

Victoria Park, known as the Regent’s Park of the East End, is a lovely London park in which to spend an afternoon. Often referred to as London’s first public park, Victoria Park is still considered to be, primarily, the ‘people’s park.’ It has a deer park, lakes, leisure gardens, ornate bridges over canal ways and plenty of children’s activities, plus some lovely pubs around the edge. What more could you want? How about taking a Spanish frittata or some free-range egg & cress sandwiches – yum – and eating them in the landscaped garden? Ah bliss.

Where’s your favourite London picnic spot or London park? Tell us here – and share your summer picnic pictures and recipe ideas. You can also tweet them to us @Pure_Package. Happy Picnicking!