There is no better way than an English picnic to make the most of the summer. We’ve identified the perfect London picnic spots from parks to indoor gems to rooftops. Check them out here.
Hipster haven London Fields turns into something akin to a open air festival when the weather is really good, and with Broadway Market just a stone’s throw away it has an ideal supply of picnic-y food and drinks. The market has long been a magnet for artisan producers and independent suppliers, and in recent years has truly taken off as a foodie destination par excellence. Highlights include Isle of Olive’s Greek goodies and Cà Phê VN’s Vietnamese Drip Coffee.
Clapham Common may be the most popular picnic park in London, as even the slightest hint of sunshine see hordes of flip-flopped Claphamites head to the Common, often with a portable BBQ and a six pack of cider in tow. If they are looking for more intriguing picnic food however, there is always Venn St. Market,. This is a Saturdays-only fresh food market occupying the pedestrianised Venn Street, less than a minute from Clapham Common station. The market specialises in fresh food produce, so it is ideal for those wanted to put together a BBQ, but it also offers extraordinary picnic grub.
Brockwell Park is one of London’s hidden gems, a South London idyll filled with beautiful rolling hills, immaculate lakes and a wonderfully preserved Art Deco Lido, which comes attached to an incredible cafe. For picnic worthy goods, try Franco Manca’s sourdough pizzas, Cannon & Cannon‘s cheese and charcuterie or Cornecopia’s deli products. For an extra treat grab a crepe at Senzala Creperie Bar & Café Directions, quite possibly the best creperie in London.