We know many of you are planning on spending lots of time enjoying the great outdoors this spring. There’s nothing better – or more quintessentially British – than a picnic in the park with friends or family as way of ushering in the warmer weather. We’ve suggested a few items that will perk up your picnic basket below.
Rattan Wine & Bread Basket
Anthropologie’s basket will make you the envy of every park-goer with this super chic rattan carrier, £68
Cooler Tote Bag
Snow Peak’s Cooler Tote Bag is multifunctional and durable – whether you’re a seasoned camper or just hoping to have a cool beverage when you reach your preferred pitstop, £112
Stainless Steel Water Bottle
When the temperature heats up, it’s important to stay hydrated. We love Liberty London’s blush-pink Hay bottle, that will keep your drinks chilled – and can also keep them hot, if you prefer. £29
Polo Picnic Rug
Having a picnic rug to hand is an essential, and Fortnum & Mason’s rug in magnificent Tweedmill design goes above and beyond the basic - with a waterproof base and easy-to-carry leather bridle straps. The bright blue colour is both stylish and whimsical – perfectly suited for an afternoon al fresco. £112
Artisan British Cheeses
Paxton & Whitfield’s best-selling seasonal cheese selection includes three cheese with perfectly paired Trio of Mini Confits, and a box of Biscuits for Cheese. The Spring Box includes a British goats' milk cheese Tor, sheep’s milk cheese Berkswell and the delicious cows' milk Gorwydd Caerphilly, £45
Last but not least...
No picnic would be complete without a sumptuous feast for all to enjoy. If you’re in nearby Green Park, why not order a Deliveroo from Whole Foods Market on Glasshouse Street – and choose from an abundant of fresh, dietary requirement-friendly snacks.
From 12th April, you can book a table from one of our restaurants here to dine al fresco. Or visit our to-go restaurant guide and opt to order a takeaway from one of central London’s best culinary institutions, as an extra-delightful treat.