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National Picnic WeekIt's National Picnic Week from the 15th to 24th of June, which (the eagle eyed amongst you may have spotted) is actually ten days and covers two weekends. Plenty of time, then, to enjoy al fresco food in one of London's beautiful parks. Which London park will take the top spot from last year's winner, Hyde Park? In London, the nominees are Highgate Wood, Victoria Park, Hampstead Heath, Richmond Park, and St James' Park. Your favourite picnic spot not on the list? Not to worry. Nominate your preferred place now for next year's competition. The idea is to inspire us to explore scenic locations and hidden gems with family and friends - and for more inspiring ideas see our feature on London's Top Picnic Spots.

 

About Hyde Park

Technically two different parks, Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens are in practical terms one huge, merging expanse. The 'split' dates back to 1728 when Queen Caroline, wife of George II, took almost 300 acres from Hyde Park to form Kensington Gardens. The 350 acres that remained has become one of London's best-loved parks. More about Hyde Park

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LondonTown.com - National Picnic Week Location Map

 
 
 
Underground Stations

Underground Stations

 
Knightsbridge Tube Station
 
9 minutes walk
 
Lancaster Gate Tube Station
 
10 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
Paddington Railway Station
 
16 minutes walk
 
Marylebone Railway Station
 
20 minutes walk
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

 
Mayfair Car Park
 
8 minutes walk
 
Knightsbridge Green NCP
 
9 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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What's on in London 2018

Find out the best London 2018 events with our comprehensive guide to the top entertainment in the city throughout the year. From January through to December, 2018 is packed with unmissable events - so read on to get the best out of London town.

 
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Amba Hotel Marble Arch
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £124  26% off
Bryanston Street, W1H | 10 minutes from National Picnic Week
One of the few hotels overlooking Oxford Street, the new Amba Hotel Marble Arch is just steps away from Hyde Park and the West End, making ... More
 
 
 
Royal Lancaster London
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £21  36% off
Lancaster Terrace, W2 | 10 minutes from National Picnic Week
The Royal Lancaster Hotel nestles up against Hyde Park - the perfect place for your morning stroll. Views are most notable from the top floor executive ... More
 
 
 
The Levin Hotel London
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel
28 Basil Street, SW3 | 11 minutes from National Picnic Week
Occupying the perfect location in Knightsbridge - just a few yards from Harrods and Sloane Street - The Levin Hotel is the younger, more contemporary sister ... More
 
 
 
 
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Celine Dion
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Friday 5th July 2019 - 2pm
National Picnic Week, Rangers Lodge, W2 | Same location as National Picnic Week
The critically-acclaimed, award-winning Canadian singer performs her soft-rock and pop numbers from across her career....More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
British Summer Time Hyde Park
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: 12th, 13th and 14th July 2019
National Picnic Week, Rangers Lodge, Hyde Park, London W2 | Same location as National Picnic Week
Bob Dylan, Florence + The Machine and Robbie Williams play live in Hyde Park as British Summer Time returns for a seventh year in 2019 with ...More
 
 
 
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Marble Arch Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Marble Arch, W1C | 10 minutes from National Picnic Week
Underbelly Productions, in association with Cameron Mackintosh, presents a pop-up theatre in Marble Arch, specifically ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Royal Albert Hall
London > Entertainment > Classical Music
Kensington Gore, South Kensington, London SW7 | 13 minutes from National Picnic Week
Classical music, rock, pop and jazz, sporting events, galas, banquets and balls and the world-famous Proms series all take place within the Royal Albert Hall's ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Royal College of Music
London > Entertainment > Classical Music
Prince Consort Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 14 minutes from National Picnic Week
The Royal College of Music is the school where Gustav Hoilst, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Benjamin Britten, James Galway, Joan Sutherland and Ralph Vaughan Williams learnt their ... More
 
 
 
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The best museums, galleries, attractions near National Picnic Week
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Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Fountain
London > Attractions > Attractions for Kids
Hyde Park, Hyde Park, London W2 | 1 minute from National Picnic Week
A year in the construction, this £3.6 million attraction opened in a blaze of farcical incompetence, as the architects discovered two shocking things: kids play in ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Serpentine Boating Lake
London > Attractions > Parks and Gardens
The Boat House, Serpentine Road, Hyde Park, London W2 | 3 minutes from National Picnic Week
Fed by a pure underground spring, and set in the heart of London's gorgeous Hyde Park, the Serpentine Boating Lake is one of the most pleasant ... More
 
 
 
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Speakers' Corner
London > Attractions > Sights
Hyde Park, Hyde Park, London W2 | 8 minutes from National Picnic Week
Not strictly classed "entertainment", this bastion of British free public speech and free assembly can prove one of the most absorbingly unique, theatrical activities the city ... More
 
 
 
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The best shops and markets near National Picnic Week
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Cutler and Gross
London > Shopping > Eyewear
16 Knightsbridge Green, Knightsbridge, London SW1X | 9 minutes from National Picnic Week
If you're feeling flush and flashy then Cutler & Gross in Knightsbridge is a very exclusive place to invest in eyewear. They stock a selection of ... More
 
 
 
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Luxury Living
London > Shopping > House and Garden
20 Brompton Road, Knightsbridge, London SW1X | 9 minutes from National Picnic Week
Luxury Living is just what you get at this Brompton Road store where furniture and home furnishings by Bentley and Trussardi are beautifully presented against a ... More
 
 
 
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Knightsbridge
London > Shopping > Street or Area
Knightsbridge, Knightsbridge, London SW3 | 9 minutes from National Picnic Week
Knightsbrige is one of the most unchanged, attractive areas of central London, with little in the way of offices nearby but plenty of shops and restaurants ... More
 
 
 
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The Lido Cafe Bar
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
South side of The Serpentine, Hyde Park, Hyde Park, London W2 | Same location as National Picnic Week
On the south side of the Serpentine, near the Diana Princess of Wales Memorial Fountain, The Lido Cafe Bar is entirely civilised and, as the restaurant ... More
 
 
 
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Serpentine Bar & Kitchen
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
Serpentine Road, Hyde Park, Hyde Park, London W2 | Same location as National Picnic Week
Formerly the Dell Cafe, the Serpentine Bar & Kitchen on the eastern edge of the Serpentine in Hyde Park has been given a facelift and is ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Mari Vanna
London > Restaurants > Russian restaurants
116 Knightsbridge, Hyde Park, London SW1X | 7 minutes from National Picnic Week
Following the success of sister restaurants in St Petersburg, Moscow and New York, upmarket Russian restaurant Mari Vanna opened in London in December 2011. Dmitry Sergeyev ... More
 
 
 
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The LookOut, Hyde Park
London > Education > Other Attractions
Hyde Park, Hyde Park, London W2 | 1 minute from National Picnic Week
Hidden in a copse of trees in Hyde Park, The LookOut is a tranquil haven in the heart of London. Home to the Isis Education Centre, ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Dana Centre
London > Education > Evening Classes
165 Queen's Gate, South Kensington, South Kensington, London SW7 | 18 minutes from National Picnic Week
There are plenty of initiatives trying to get kids involved in science, but the Dana Centre, an extension of the Science Museum, is the first one ... More
 
 
 
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La Cucina Caldesi
London > Education > Cookery Courses
118 Marylebone Lane, Marylebone, London W1U | 19 minutes from National Picnic Week
The Caldesi family first set up a cooking school in Giancarlo's native Tuscany. His 'Return to Tuscany' was captured by BBC cameras and dished up on ... More
 
 
 
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National Picnic Week gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Hyde Park
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Rangers Lodge, Hyde Park, London W2 | Same location as National Picnic Week
Technically two different parks, Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens are in practical terms one huge, merging expanse. The 'split' dates back to 1728 when Queen Caroline, ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Pensioners' Playground
London > Leisure > Activities
Hyde Park Pavilion Tennis and Bowls Centre, Hyde Park, London W2 | Same location as National Picnic Week
It's not just kids who get a playground all to themselves. The over-60s can enjoy their own dedicated space in Hyde Park where London's first ever ... More
 
 
 
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The Spa at Mandarin Oriental
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, 66 Knightsbridge, Hyde Park, London SW1X | 8 minutes from National Picnic Week
The vitality plunge pool, amethyst crystal steam room and zen colour therapy relaxation area are all part of the experience at The Spa at the Mandarin ... More
 
 
 
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The best pubs near London National Picnic Week.
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Victoria
London > Nightlife > Pubs
10a Strathearn Place, Paddington, London W2 | 9 minutes from National Picnic Week
High up on a wall, behind the counter of this opulent, smart Victorian pub is a clock dated 1864. A framed copy of the Sun newspaper ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Pantechnicon
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
10 Motcomb Street, Belgravia, London SW1X | 13 minutes from National Picnic Week
From the people who brought us The Thomas Cubitt gastropub comes this Motcomb Street venture with a ground floor bar and two ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Punch Bowl
London > Nightlife > Pubs
41 Farm Street, Mayfair, London W1J | 14 minutes from National Picnic Week
Famous for its famous owner, the Punch Bowl became a celebrity hang-out when Guy Ritchie split up with Madonna. The director of 'Lock, Stock & Two ... More
 
 
 
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National Picnic Week clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
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The Red Bar
London > Nightlife > Bars
86-90 Park Lane, Marble Arch, Hyde Park, London W1K | 8 minutes from National Picnic Week
With its vibrant red interior, the Red Bar at Grosvenor House Hotel is a distinctive destination and has become one of Mayfair's most iconic destinations. Open ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Harvey Nichols, Fifth Floor Bar
London > Nightlife > Bars
Harvey Nichols, Knightsbridge, London SW1X | 9 minutes from National Picnic Week
The Harvey Nichols Fifth Floor Bar is a London institution, a place to have a ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Bourbon Bar at JW Steakhouse
London > Nightlife > Bars
86-90 Park Lane, Mayfair, London W1K | 9 minutes from National Picnic Week
Part of the JW Steakhouse at the Grosvenor House Hotel, the Bourbon Bar has the largest and most varied selection of bourbons in London. Guests can ... More
 
 
 
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Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park
London > Business > Venue Hire
66 Knightsbridge, Hyde Park, London SW1X | 8 minutes from National Picnic Week
... More
 
 
 
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The Dorchester Hotel
London > Business > Venue Hire
54 Park Lane, Mayfair, London W1K | 11 minutes from National Picnic Week
One of the most famous hotels in England, The Dorchester is a stunning Art Deco curve, overlooking the expanses of the Royal Parks. This is the ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Royal Geographical Society
London > Business > Venue Hire
1 Kensington Gore, South Kensington, London SW7 | 11 minutes from National Picnic Week
Conference facilities can accomodate for up to 1034 people.... More
 
 
 

Hyde Park events

 
Celine DionCeline DionThe critically-acclaimed, award-winning Canadian singer performs her soft-rock and pop numbers from across her career.2019-07-05T14:00:00+01002019-07-05T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Hyde Park,   Rangers Lodge      W2 2UH
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Celine Dion
British Summer Time Hyde ParkBritish Summer Time Hyde ParkBritish Summer Time Hyde ParkBob Dylan, Florence + The Machine and Robbie Williams play live in Hyde Park as British Summer Time returns for a seventh year in 2019 with another impressive line-up of big names in rock and pop. Playing Hyde Park on Friday 12th July, Bob Dylan and Neil Young take to the open air stage. Florence + The Machine and The National appear on Saturday 132019-07-12T00:00:00+01002019-07-14T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Hyde Park,   Rangers Lodge      W2 2UH
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event > Concerts > Rock & Pop - Festivals
PRICING  From £65
DATES  12th, 13th and 14th July 2019
VENUE  Hyde Park 
Bob Dylan, Florence + The Machine and Robbie Williams play live in Hyde Park as British Summer Time returns for a seventh year in 2019 with another impressive line-up of big names in rock and pop. Playing Hyde Park on Friday 12th July, Bob Dylan and Neil Young take to the open air stage. Florence + The Machine and The National appear on Saturday 13... More about this event
 

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Atelier E.B: Passer-by
Atelier E.B: Passer-by
Exhibitions | Until 6th January 2020 

Serpentine Sackler Gallery 9 minutes walk from National Picnic Week

The collaborative fashion label led by designer Beca Lipscombe and artist Lucy McKenzie presents a bespoke collection alongside a display ...More

 
Cirque Du Soleil: Totem
Cirque Du Soleil: Totem
Theatre | Until 26th February 2019 

Royal Albert Hall 13 minutes walk from National Picnic Week

Following a successful run back in 2011, Cirque du Soleil's Totem returns to the Royal Albert Hall once again in ...More

 
The Gift Of Music: Cosman Collection
Concerts | On 20th February 2019 

Royal College of Music 14 minutes walk from National Picnic Week

Student musicians perform Cassado's Suite For Solo Cello, Britten's Nocturnal After John Dowland and Smalley's Trio For Clarinet, Viola And ...More

Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams Menu
Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams Menu
Foodie Events | Until 14th July 2019 

The Franklin Hotel 15 minutes walk from National Picnic Week

Running concurrently with the Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams exhibition at the V&A, The Franklin is serving up a special ...More

 
Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams
Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams
Exhibitions | Until 14th July 2019 

Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum 15 minutes walk from National Picnic Week

The largest and most comprehensive exhibition ever staged in the UK on the House of Dior, Christian Dior: Designer of ...More

 
Videogames
Videogames
Exhibitions | Until 24th February 2019 

Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum 15 minutes walk from National Picnic Week

Embracing the current renaissance in Videogames, the V&A presents a major new show this September. The first show to fully ...More

 
Andy Warhol Polaroid Pictures
Exhibitions | Until 13th April 2019 

Bastian Gallery 16 minutes walk from National Picnic Week

The brand-new Bastian Gallery in Mayfair opens this February with its inaugural exhibition, Andy Warhol Polaroid Pictures. The exhibition showcases ...More

The Sun: Living With Our Star
The Sun: Living With Our Star
Exhibitions | Until 6th May 2019 

Science Museum 16 minutes walk from National Picnic Week

This autumn, the Science Museum hosts blockbuster exhibition The Sun: Living With Our Star. The biggest ever exhibition to be ...More

 
Superbugs: The Fight For Our Lives
Superbugs: The Fight For Our Lives
Exhibitions | Until 28th February 2019 

Science Museum 16 minutes walk from National Picnic Week

We don't mean to scare you but superbugs kill close to 700,000 people a year globally. In free exhibition Superbugs: ...More

 
The Wider Earth
The Wider Earth
Theatre | Until 24th February 2019 

Natural History Museum 17 minutes walk from National Picnic Week

Unveiling the Natural History Museum's brand new theatre, located in the Jerwood Gallery, The Wider Earth is an award-winning drama ...More

 

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Lazinc
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Lazinc was first established in 2006 by contemporary art specialist Steve Lazarides....More

Stewart Copeland Lights Up The Orchestra
Stewart Copeland Lights Up The Orchestra
Concerts | On 30th March 

Southbank Centre

An orchestral celebration of Stewart Copeland's legendary career, ...More

 
David Gray
David Gray
Concerts | On 17th March 

Southbank Centre: Royal Festival Hall

Folk rock singer-songwriter and guitarist, David Gray, whose 1998 album White Ladder was the fifth ...More

 
The Zutons
The Zutons
Concerts | On 30th March 

Roundhouse

After nine years apart, Liverpool indie-rock band The Zutons celebrates the 15th anniversary of its ...More

 
David Rodigan & the Outlook Orchestra
Concerts | On 12th March 

Royal Albert Hall

After the success of the Royal Festival Hall and Somerset House with the Outlook Orchestra last year, Reggae star and veteran DJ David Rodigan performs Jamaican classics with ...More

Russian Ballet Icons Gala 2019
Russian Ballet Icons Gala 2019
Dance | On 31st March 

London Coliseum - English National Opera (ENO)

The Russian Ballet Icons Gala, an annual fixture ...More

 
Saburo Teshigawara's The Idiot
Saburo Teshigawara's The Idiot
Dance | From 20th March 

The Print Room at the Coronet

A man, a woman and a rat move ...More

 
Uniqlo Tate Late February
Uniqlo Tate Late February
Exhibitions | On 22nd February 

Tate Modern

Taking place on Friday 22nd, the February Uniqlo Late at Tate Modern celebrates women in ...More

 
V&A Friday Late: Sonic Boom
Exhibitions | On 22nd February 

Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum

The V&A's February Friday Late, Sonic Boom, explores the world of sound and its creation, experience and preservation. Visitors will be able to join a soundscape led tour ...More

Gatsby Brunch
Gatsby Brunch
Foodie Events | On 23rd February 

Quaglino's

This Saturday, Mayfair restaurant Quaglino's is transporting Londoners back to the 1920s with its Gatsby ...More

 
Barbican OpenFest: Art 50
Barbican OpenFest: Art 50
Exhibitions | On 23rd February 

Barbican Centre

Part of Sky Arts' Art 50, the Barbican is presenting a day of free activities ...More

 
Vapiano Centre Point
Vapiano Centre Point
Dining 

Located within the Centre Point development, Vapiano is a pasta place where you top up ...More

 
The Oak W2
The Oak W2
Dining 

Set on the cusp of Notting Hill on Westbourne Park Road, The Oak W2 is ...More

 
Teatulia
Teatulia
Dining 

This Covent Garden tea bar serves single-origin tea, tea-infused cocktails, a library of books and ...More

 
Barry's Bootcamp Canary Wharf
Barry's Bootcamp Canary Wharf
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Set up by LA based celebrity trainer Barry ...More

 
Barullo
Barullo
Dining 

Victor Garvey, of award-winning Catalan restaurant Rambla, is behind this fun, colourful Spanish restaurant in ...More

 
The Oak SW11
The Oak SW11
Dining 

From the owner of The Bird in Hand in Brook Green and The Oak in ...More

 
London Events 2019
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Cate Blanchett comes to the National Theatre in 2019, the Spice Girls reunite and Christian Dior is the Designer of Dreams at the V&A. New musicals are dedicated to Dolly Parton, Pirates and Mary Poppins, ...More

Best New Openings in London in 2019
Best New Openings in London in 2019
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A pool in the sky, a former magistrates ...More

 
 
 
 
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