Suns out, picnic blankets out. We all know that as soon as the nice weather arrives, the majority of Londoners will pack their rucksacks, grab a blanket or anything which could possibly work to sit on (I’ve seen old curtains, towels and cushions) and head to the nearest park – or the best looking green space.
If you could take an aerial photo of London’s green space on a hot day, I’m sure there wouldn’t much unoccupied.
We followed by example last week during the heatwave, with a picnic on Primrose Hill. It was my first trip (I know, I can’t believe it either), and the perfect spot for an afternoon soaking up the rays, having a laugh and enjoying some nibbles and a drink or two.
Primrose Hill is just over the road from Regents Park and London Zoo. The views are amazing – you get a stunning view of the city of London and the skyline.
My little bro, Jack, and I played spot the funny shaped building, and we picked out all the key places whilst sipping on Sol.
The hill itself isn’t the greatest of you’re drinking from a bottle which doesn’t have a lid – yes Alex spilled his drink on me TWICE! – so we soon moved to flatter ground. But even at the bottom, half in the shade, half out, it was a beautiful spot.
People do get a little close when it starts to get busier, but we even found enough space to kick a football about, and learn some hula hoop tricks (my friend Lucy is pretty awesome!). We also had plenty of space to play our tunes without annoying anyone (well, no one came up to us and said anything), and play Heads Up, the party game app, which we had on the iPad – that sure gave quite a few laughs!
If you haven’t been to Primrose Hill yet, it’s definitely one to add to the visit list, even if it’s just for a little walk up and down to see the views!
Have you found the perfect picnic Spot?