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    If you time it well, you might be able to have a picnic in summer - just don't blink or you might miss it.

    Hyde Park and Hampstead Heath are very popular. Hampstead heath is a bit more unruly and has the advantage of some nice hills, trees and lakes - some of which you can swim in. over 10 years ago

    Answered by Edward Deards
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    Yes, ‘tis a fickle thing the London summer, but if you do actually manage to catch it there is truly nothing like it, for me at least.

    Love the summer vibe at Primrose Hill. Sits on the elevated area looking out over Regent Park. Great view of the London skyline and some great little pubs at edge of the green. Closest Tube is Chalk Farm. over 10 years ago

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    Richmond Park! over 10 years ago

    Answered by Courtney Simpson
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    The most 'civilised' are Hyde Park (which is brilliant champagne picnic spot, especially before they mow all the long grasses) and Primrose Hill (more of a picnic with Pimms spot) for its lovely views and surroundings.

    For somewhere a little less known I enjoy compact Clissold Park in Stoke Newington (shandy picnic), whilst Hampstead Heath (lemonade picnic) is large and rambling affording some distance from everyone else. But you don't have to limit yourself to the parks, there's loads of smaller gardens in town (Lincoln's Inn Fields, Russell Square, Skinner St…) and for something more ad-hoc by the canal in Islington is lovely too. I can't however say I'm a huge fan of Regent's Park or Victoria Park for picnicing but there are some nice spots. over 10 years ago

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    East London? Try Victoria Park

    West... Syon Fields is in the Grounds of an old Stately home and very queit. over 10 years ago

    Answered by Marcus
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    Primrose Hill - great view over Regent's Park and Central London over 10 years ago

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    The best Park for a picnic is Greenwich Park,in South London.
    Apart fromit's historic location (on the greenwich meridian)it has beatutiful views of London and the river Thames Plus a lively market and The Cutty Sark. over 10 years ago

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    I love Kensington Park with the statue of Peter Pan and the Diana Memorial. All London parks are lovely in their own way in summer - just don't sit on a deckchair without paying for it! about 10 years ago

    Answered by Jillian Smith
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    Richmond Park is simply fab. Chiswick Hall has nice grounds and I really like Virginia Waters.

    Kew Gardens though is my absolute favourite place. There are lots of hidden bits where you can picnic to your hearts content. I used to have a season ticket so went throughout the whole year and it really is the loveliest of parks, in my opinion. almost 10 years ago

    Answered by Sam Richards
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    A smaller/less known option is Queens Park, NW6. Not one of the large parks, but with tennis courts, mini golf etc there is plenty for all to do. Nearby Salusbury Rd offers gastro pubs, cafes etc and a Threshers so that you can stock up for in the park :) over 9 years ago

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    I think that Wimbledon Park is lovely. Other parks I like are Greenwich and Richmond Parks. over 7 years ago

    Answered by India
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    Primrose hill
    Waterloo park
    Me wood long meadow about 7 years ago

    Answered by James Ware
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    Sorry meant Ken Wood about 7 years ago

    Answered by James Ware
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    The best park for a picnic in London, and I'm amazed it isn't mentioned is Richmond Park. Take your frisbee, balls, cricket or rounders stuff as well and have some fun; there's plenty of room.

    Alexandra Park, Muswell Hill is also pretty ace for a picnic. Big views, stuff going on. about 7 years ago

    Answered by diddler
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    I love battersea park, south of the river - it's peaceful and has beautiful gardens about 7 years ago

    Answered by Sarah D

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