How to plan the Perfect picnic date in London

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Are you looking for some unique and exciting ideas to spice up your next date night? Whether it’s a first date or if you are celebrating an anniversary, why not try something a bit different by going on a picnic date in London. Picnics are the perfect way to relax in nature, and enjoy the glorious sunshine, while also providing plenty of opportunity for meaningful conversations and lasting memories - no wonder they make such great dates! Read on for tips on how to plan the ultimate picnic date in London that will show your special someone just how thoughtful you really are.

Choose the perfect spot

There are many beautiful outdoor parks in London to enjoy a picnic. Research the best spots to find one that will suit your needs.

What could be more romantic than a picnic in one of London’s beautiful outdoor parks? With so many options to choose from, it’s important to do your research to find the perfect spot for your date. Whether you’re looking for a quiet and intimate setting or a bustling atmosphere with plenty of people-watching opportunities, there’s a park out there that will suit your needs. Take a stroll through Hyde Park, soak up the sun and stunning views at Primrose Hill or enjoy a riverside picnic at Battersea Park.

Picnic Hampers – our favourites

What could be better than basking in the great outdoors on a warm, sunny day, enjoying delicious food and drink with your date? That’s where takeaway picnic hampers come into play. And if you’re looking for some top-notch recommendations, we’ve got you covered. One of our favourites is the Jeru restaurant picnic hamper, which comes with delectable Mediterranean dishes such as stuffed vine leaves, hummus, and falafel. We also love the luxury picnic hampers from Melrose and Morgan, full of delicious sweet and savoury treats. But that’s not all; for those looking for something a bit more luxurious, we highly suggest indulging in Fortnum and Mason’s picnic hamper, which is filled with delectable treats ranging from flaky smoked salmon to sweet and tangy fruit preserves.

Takeaway grazing platters – the perfect addition to a picnic date!

When it comes to planning a perfect picnic date, selecting the right food is the key to success. And what could be more enticing than a takeaway grazing platter? Whether you prefer something sweet or savoury, grazing platters offer a perfect mix of flavours and textures to tantalise your taste buds. If you’re looking for something that’s both sweet and tangy, then the Berry and Brie grazing platter is a great option. You’ll enjoy a delightful blend of fresh fruits and creamy cheese, all served on a platter that’s perfect for sharing. Alternatively, the Grape and Fig grazing platter is a great choice for those who prefer a more savoury flavour. This platter is packed full of juicy grapes and succulent figs, alongside a variety of savoury snacks such as crackers and cured meats. So why not take your picnic date to the next level by indulging in a delicious and photo-worthy grazing platter?

Prefer for someone to set up the picnic for you? How about a picnic in St James Park

If you’re someone who loves picnics but can’t seem to get everything organised, then you’re in luck. The Rubens Hotel offers a picnic package, including sandwiches, snacks, and drinks, to take with you on a picnic in St James park. This way, all you need to do is show up and enjoy your day in the beautiful surroundings. So, if you’re interested in having a stress-free picnic date, don’t hesitate to make your reservation in advance. With delicious food and a picturesque setting, it’s guaranteed to be a delightful experience.

Enjoy each other’s company – Don’t forget to spend time talking and getting to know each other better while enjoying your picnic!

When it comes to picnics, enjoying each other’s company is just as important as the food and location. Spending time talking and getting to know each other better is a great way to strengthen bonds and enjoy the beautiful outdoors. Whether it’s sharing childhood memories or discussing your latest interests, don’t forget to take a break from snacking and really connect. Taking in the scenery and breathing in fresh air can be the perfect backdrop for meaningful conversations. So, sit back, relax, and enjoy the company of your date while surrounded by nature.

So, that’s it! You now have all the ingredients for the perfect picnic date in London. Remember to choose a beautiful spot and find your favourite takeaway picnic hampers or grazing platters. If you don’t want to bother setting up, then opt for a pre-organised picnic in St James Park. Lastly, don’t forget to enjoy each other’s company as you get to know each other better over the course of your picnic. Enjoy your picnic dates this summer! Follow us on Instagram for more date ideas.

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Rachel Vida MacLynn

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In 2011, Rachel took a leap of faith. Following a series of serendipitous events, she founded Vida (now known as Maclynn) in London and never looked back. Rachel is a Chartered Member and Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society and holds a Master’s degree in Occupational Psychology. Her own values around integrity, delivering the highest standards, inclusion, and self-empowerment are at the core of Maclynn’s unique matchmaking model. Described by clients as calm, compassionate, warm and wise, she continues to be fully immersed in the business, working with a select number of VIP clients. In recent years, Rachel’s personal life has focused on raising her two young sons with her partner, Jamie. Rachel has also achieved her personal goals of running the New York Marathon and reaching the summit of Kilimanjaro.

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