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Everything you need to create the perfect picnic

Our edit will help you prepare for al fresco feasting

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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.