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Pretty Picnic Spots in London

Summer is a fantastic time to plan a break in London. With the weather warming up and Bank Holidays just around the corner, there's no better time to get away from it all with a family trip.

Understandably, many people are distracted by the the range of attractions when it comes to making the most of your time in London. There's no doubt that the London Eye, Buckingham Palace, and the collection of museums are a fantastic way to spend a few hours or even the whole day.

However, at the end of a day of adventure and discovery with your family, you may find that you're longing for somewhere to just take a few moments to recharge. If you want to take a step away from the hustle and bustle of the city centre, there are many beautiful green spaces across the capital.

Perfect for picnics, outdoor games and even secret treasure hunts, these London parks are the ideal place to spend some relaxing family time during your trip. Here are some of the best spots in London to see some more rural natural beauty.

Italian Gardens

In the heart of Kensington Gardens, is this beautiful area. From perfectly manicured lawns and topiary to the stunning Portland stone and white marble Tazza Fountain it is so famous for, the Italian Gardens are a brilliant way to enjoy some natural beauty in London. The Grade-II listed area is bursting with history and exciting stories about the Royal families that have lived in nearby Kensington Palace.

Of course, many of our rooms allow you to see the beauty of Kensington Gardens without even stepping outside. If you want a closer look or to unwind after exploring this beautiful borough, the Italian Gardens are a fantastic place to enjoy a walk with your family while also learning more about the history of our Royals. There are also designated areas where you can even enjoy a picnic in the beautiful Kensington Gardens.

St James' Park

Although it is one of the smallest Royal parks, it is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful. Surrounded by all the elegance and regality you'd expect from such a place, St James' Park is a green space you won't want to miss. It's just a short walk away from Buckingham Palace so it's a perfect spot to stop off for lunch or tea after a busy day exploring Pall Mall and the nearby area.

Your little ones will be delighted, as pelicans wander freely throughout the park and there are plenty of feathery friends on the lake. You'll also be sure to spot the Tiffany Fountain, which fires water an incredible 20ft into the air.

Primrose Hill

A secret held dearly by locals, Primrose Hill is a brilliant way to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city without actually having to go too far. It has a much more low-key atmosphere than the other parks in the list, but it gives visitors an incredible view of the city. Enjoy a picnic while you take in the London skyline and digest a day well spent in the capital with your loved ones.

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