Two women having a picnic on the grass in St James's Square
Two women having a picnic on the grass in St James's Square


Everything you need to create the perfect picnic

Our edit will help you prepare for al fresco feasting

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

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
  • £110 

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 here and opt to order a takeaway from one of central London’s best culinary institutions, as an extra-delightful treat.

  • Anthropologie, Rattan Wine & Bread Basket
  • Snow Peak, Cooler Tote Bag
  • Liberty London, blush-pink Hay bottle
  • Fortnum & Mason’s, Polo Picnic Rug, Light Blue
  • Paxton & Whitfield Artisan British Cheeses on wooden board



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