We love beer gardens and alfresco restaurant dining as much as the next person but we’re also backing the quintessentially British picnic. So in order to maximise your time in the sunshine and reduce your time freezing in the pork pie aisle, we’ve rounded up some of the most delicious pre-made picnic hampers for you to get your hands on!
This is a one-stop-fine-food-shop in the heart of the community. With 4 different hampers on offer you really can’t go wrong. We particularly like the traditional afternoon tea selection but if you’re feeling extra fancy, the luxury hamper includes Pinney’s smoked salmon pate, a freshly prepared tomato and burrata salad and a bottle of Paul Herard champagne.
Eat in: London Fields or Victoria Park is just a stone throw away
If you enjoy a good pub lunch, then this is the hamper for you. This great foodie pub serves all the traditional stuff; homemade breads, ham hock and sausage rolls made from British pork and black pudding. Complete with dark chocolate mousse and raspberries for dessert… need we say more.
Eat in: Hampstead Heath on Parliament Hill
If price is no problem head to Fortnum and Mason for their iconic selection of show stopping picnic hampers. Bursting with the very best produce, this is an extravagant feast for four people with no less than 6 individual platters, additional savoury snacks and a selection of brownies, fruit and truffles for desert. If that’s not enough, you’ll also receive perfectly paired tipples to enjoy in the sunshine.
Eat in: Green Park or Hyde Park
Where better to have your picnic made than from a local grocery shop and kitchen? Freshly prepared food and artisan products make up this delectable hamper of goods. Choose from Veggie, British or Continental options including cheeses, savoury breads, crackers, seasonal salads and much more.
Eat in: Primrose Hill
Reviewed as one of the best picnic providers in London, this quaint bakery has 4 hampers to choose from as well as additional options to swap in and out. Enjoy traditional tea-sandwiches, a slice of home-made pie and of course, scones with clotted cream and jam. If you spend more than £100 (easily done if you want to add some fizz) your picnic can be delivered to you free of charge – we think it’s a winner.
Eat in: Kew Gardens or Richmond Park
TOP TIP: Head to Deliveroo for last minute and spontaneous picnics – they’ll deliver your sarnies and Pimms straight to the park.