5 Picnic Areas in London with a Breathtaking View

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Are you wondering where to have a picnic in London? The capital city is full of idyllic spots to plan a picnic with a memorable view. And if you are visiting London for the summer, an authentic British-style picnic is a must-do to spend time with your loved ones and enjoy the pleasant weather. From the iconic Hyde Park to Hampstead Heath, here are our best picks for the perfect city picnic.

Hyde Park

Given its central location near The Montcalm London City at The Brewery Hotel, Hyde Park is one of the most visited green spaces in the city and certainly isn’t short of great picnic spots. Pitch by the 40-acre, scenic Serpentine Lake and watch birds and pedalos float by. Feel free to bring your own food or pick freshly cut sandwiches, refreshing drinks, and ice creams from one of the cafes or kiosks dotted around the park.

St Dunstan in the East Church Garden

A truly unique space set within the ruins of a Wren church, St Dunstan in the East Church Garden offers many great spots for a relaxing picnic. Settle in for a traditional British picnic by the garden’s fountain with greenery draped across its historic walls. The garden’s many palm trees also make for a tropical addition to the gorgeous views and are the perfect backdrop for a photoshoot after a delightful day out.

Phoenix Garden

A hidden gem and an oasis of calm in the heart of West End, Phoenix Garden makes for an ideal choice if you’re planning a peaceful picnic in London. As an ornamental wildlife garden, it is a haven for urban wildlife in the city. Visit and secure a secluded spot to enjoy a picnic with sweeping views of ancient olive trees, seasonal flowers, and vegetable beds.

Pro tip: For the best experience, catch a West End show after an alfresco supper at Phoenix Garden and enjoy a few pre-theatre drinks and nibbles at the Montcalm Restaurant.

Primrose Hill

Have a picnic with incredible city views and enjoy the sunset vistas at Primrose Hill, conveniently located near the best family hotels in London. Gather your family and friends and perch yourself at the top of the hill for a picture-perfect picnic during a summer afternoon. Also, Primrose Hill is located right next to the London Zoo, ideal for a fun post-picnic visit the little ones are sure to love.

Hampstead Heath

Hampstead Heath is the first stopping place for many Londoners looking to head outdoors for a picnic. Renowned for its bathing ponds, the park rambles with lush plant life, rolling meadows, ancient woodlands, and vast green spaces, great for a picnic with views.

Tip: Head to the top of Parliament Hill for a picnic with stellar views of iconic London landmarks like the Shard and the Houses of Parliament.

With our guide to planning a picnic in London, you won’t have to travel too far from your central London hotel for an enchanting picnic. Don’t wait any longer and become a Montcalm Club member today! Explore our special offers and enjoy exclusive privileges on a stay at the luxurious Montcalm Club double room accommodation and take your pick from numerous scenic picnic spots nearby.