Top 5 best picnic spots in London

Winter is turning into spring and you can feel that people are waiting to shed the winter and change into their summer mood. The spring and summer always pull loads of people towards parks to sit, drink, and picnic. These are the 5 best picnic spots in London.

PS: If you are looking for great things to do in London, check out this blog post on amazing things to do in London. 

Picnic with the swans in Hyde Park

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Hyde Park is gigantic! It is so incredibly big that there will always be a little picnic spot for you to sit down. In summer there is a great atmosphere with people playing games, walking around and talking with the neighbouring groups of people and sometimes, if you are lucky, the people next to you might have a guitar.

I absolutely love sitting by the water and looking at the birds in the serpentine and eating ice cream while laughing at the people in peddle boats. A great place if you want picnic in the park in London!

St James's Park Picnic Spot London

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Another one of my absolute favourites is St James’s Park. I absolutely love the serpentine with the pelicans and other rare birds the royal family has been gifted throughout the years. I adore the little houses and cottages that are sprawled throughout the little park- especially the house for the bird keeper is incredible.

Another reason why the park is so great is because when you are having a picnic, it could be that you get “unwanted” visitors. The squirrels are known to be quite nosey and might just as well come and beg for a bit of bread if you’re not too loud.

Picnic Spot near British Museum at Russel Square

The first few times I came to the UK, I went to Russel Square to wait for my partner. He was still studying at UCL and I took that time to just sit in the April sun and read. It was so incredibly nice that the next times I decided to bring some food and a little plaid to sit and picnic between the daffodils. It was absolutely priceless and I cannot wait till doing this again!

Picnic Spot under the Japanese Blossoms at Greenwich Park

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 I love picnicing in Greenwich Park. I used to live in Greenwich myself and it was always an easy choice in summer where we would hold a massive picnic with friends. 

Greenwich Park is definitely one of the best picnic spots in London. Not only is the park beautiful, it also has a lot of great history, and it is never really very busy. I would definitely recommend heading to Greenwich Park as a picnic destination if you want to picnic in the park in London. 

Say hello to the deer at a Richmond Park Picnic

Although I would argue that Richmond Park is quite a long way out of London, it does make for a great picnic spot. 

The Richmond Park is a deer park which means you can eat your baguette and drinking your wine between the deer. If you are an animal lover and planning a trip to London you should not miss Richmond Park as one of the best picnic spots in London. 

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