Dust off your picnic blankets and get creative with your basket as this weekend sees the launch of National Picnic Week in the UK - 11-19th June. National Picnic Week aims to provide people with the ideal opportunity to get together over a picnic with advice, tips, recipes and information, available on their website, to make sure everything from the food and drink to the location and surroundings are spot on.
Picnicking is one of the UK’s most enjoyable summer traditions, and is a great way of taking advantage of any open spaces in your local area over the warmer months of the year.
Fancy sharing the joy and voting for your favourite picnic spot? Click here to vote http://www.nationalpicnicweek.co.uk/locations.html
Here are some of our favourite London picnics baskets and boxes...
Ideal for any outdoor feast, this classic picnic basket (£400) is equipped with the signature St James plates, four champagne glasses, four cutlery sets, a drawstring bags and an insulated flask. It also includes miniature salt and pepper mills, the all-essential corkscrew and cotton napkins. All presented in their famous branded wicker hamper, all you need to do is fill it up!
Pick up a package from Lancaster London and head across the road to enjoy an alfresco Afternoon Tea in Hyde Park on a glorious summer’s day. The Afternoon Tea will be beautifully packaged and feature traditional British treats. Priced at just £19.50 per person, the picnic includes delights such as: Mini passion fruit & raspberry macaroons; fresh-out–the-oven Scones (plain and raisin) with home-made strawberry jam and Cornish clotted cream; plus Iced tea in a retro glass with straw.
The picnic comes in a handy Lancaster London bag with napkins and cutlery, with optional add-ons of juice and Champagne charged separately.
All of the produce is sourced from the very best local providers, the food is said to taste divine and certainly looks beautiful.
The Park Picnic, carefully put together for two people to share with all the classic tastes of a summer picnic. Includes:
Provençale Olives, Houmous and Italian Bread Sticks, Picnic Frittata with Mint, Peas and Grana Padano, Chargrilled Chicken Breast, Roasted Vegetable Cous Cous, Chocolate Truffle Brownie, Mixed Berry Compote, Creamy Homemade Coleslaw with Coriander, Mixed Leaves with Vinaigrette on the side...need we say more.
This is an ideal picnic to take with you anywhere for any day out - £59.00 for two people.
Picnics are delivered in a disposable gable box, or a Wicker Hamper if upgraded, which also contains plastic glasses, plates, knives and forks and linen napkins.