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London’s best picnic spots

Posted at 12:30 pm, May 17, 2014 in Outdoor London

Kyoto Gardens, Holland Park © Andrew Brackenbury

Dig out your blanket and head to one of the best picnic spots in town…

NORTH

Alexandra Park
Stock up on goodies at Alexandra Palace’s Saturday farmers’ market, then enjoy along with the sweeping views of the capital. Alexandra Park, N22 7AY. Alexandra Palace rail.

CENTRAL

Postman’s Park
You don’t have to be a postie to enjoy the tranquility of this spot near London Wall, which featured in Hollywood flick ‘Closer’. King Edward St, EC1A 7BX. St Paul’s Underground.

WEST

Holland Park
For a truly zen picnic, linger next to the koi carp-filled pond in Holland Park’s Kyoto Garden (pic above). Bento boxes optional. Holland Park Ave, W8 6LU. Holland Park Underground.

EAST

Victoria Park
Nibble your sarnies in one of the impressive stone alcoves saved from the parapets of Old London Bridge at the ‘Regent’s Park of the East End’. Grove Rd, E9 7DE. Mile End Underground.

SOUTH

Horniman Park
Head for a picnic bench by the bandstand in the Horniman’s rolling gardens before taking a turn around the museum’s charming collection. 100 London Rd, SE23 3PQ. Forest Hill Overground.

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