These are London’s best luxury picnic experiences – plus our favourite posh picnic essentials if you’re packing your own.
Hampers and champers at the ready…it’s picnic season! It’s time to embrace the British sunshine while it lasts and get stuck in, alfresco-style.
To get in the spirit, we’ve rounded up London’s best posh picnic experiences where you needn’t lift a finger. We’re talking butlers, bubbles and blankets included.
Or, if you prefer to do it yourself, scroll down for some of the best gourmet food to give your picnic the edge.
The Balcon’s Picnic Basket, £50 for two people
This elegant French brasserie is a stone’s throw from St James’s and Hyde Park, so you’ve some of London’s best greenery to pitch up on. Packed inside the hamper are dainty rolls, cold meats and crumbly scones. Delicious.
Picnic in the Pub at Blue Boar Bar, £25 per person
Drizzly weather needn’t put a dampener on your picnic. The Blue Boar Bar are offering a ‘Picnic in the Pub’ this summer. Served indoors in a traditional hamper, it includes quail scotch eggs, finger sandwiches, artisan cheeses and sweet treats.
Posh Picnic Hampers at The Arch London, £95 for two people
The Arch’s picnic hampers are back and they’re brimming with British delights like posh cheddar and chutney sarnies, and raspberry and pistachio trifle. With a blanket and half a bottle of fizz included, plus Hyde Park around the corner, what’s not to love?
Corrigan’s Mayfair Gourmet Picnic Hamper, £100 for two people
You’ll feast on British and Irish classics like smoked ham hock, Cornish crab, and vanilla cheesecake in the Corrigan’s hamper, served with a bottle of bubbly. Special occasion? Choose the luxury picnic ‘service’ which, for £1,000, includes a private butler.
The Corner House Bespoke Picnic Hampers, £25 – £100
There are all sorts of artisan delights to feast on in these made-to-order hampers. Build yours by sending an email to the deli at firstname.lastname@example.org stating what you want and they’ll sort the rest.