Your Definitive Guide To The Perfect Luxury Picnic

The great British summer has turned out to be, actually, great. With genuinely warm days and nights that don’t require packing “just in case” cardigan. So embrace the sunny days and balmy evenings with a proper picnic, complete with wicker basket and rug, strawberries, Champagne and nibbles, and head to your nearest garden and park to indulge.

Whether you prefer your picnic fully catered in luxury style by Partridges or Jumeirah Carlton Tower, or would rather pull it together yourself from the artisanal food merchants on Pavilion Road, here’s how to picnic in true style…

THE BESPOKE PICNIC HAMPER
From: Partridges, 2-5, Duke of York Square, SW3 4LY

THE ARTISANAL BREAD
From: Bread Ahead, 249 Pavilion Road, SW1X 0BP

THE CHEESE BOARD
Washed-rind Langres, sheep’s milk Ossau Iraty and Roquefort – prices vary
From: London Cheesemongers, 249 Pavilion Road, SW1X 0BP

THE POSH CRACKERS
The Fine Cheese Company walnut, Honey & extra virgin olive oil crackers, £3.50
From: Harvey Nichols, 109-125, Knightsbridge, SW1X 7RJ

THE REFRESHMENTS
Choose from a selection of fines wines, expertly chosen by Pavilion Wine’s team
From: Pavilion Wine, 255 Pavilion Road, SW1X 0BP

THE FRESH FRUIT
From: Natoora, 245 Pavilion Road, SW1X 0BP

THE VIRTUOUS SALAD BOX
From: Raw Press, 3 Ellis St, SW1X 9AL

THE ULTIMATE PICNIC RUG
Avalon Terre d’H Plaid, Wool and Cashmere rug, £1,080
From: Hermès, 1 Cadogan Place, SW1X 9PX

THE KITTED-OUT PICNIC BASKET
Croft Collection four-person luxury wicker picnic hamper, £175
FROM: Peter Jones, Sloane Square, SW1W 8EL

THE VIP PICNIC
One night’s accommodation with full English breakfast, with a traditional British picnic for all the family in the private Cadogan Place Gardens, plus a bespoke box of toys for children to keep, including children’s tennis rackets for use in the Gardens’ private tennis courts on the Family Fun package
From: Jumeirah Carlton Tower, 1 Cadogan Place, SW1X 9PY

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