Picnics: Guides & Recipes

Is there anything better than a picnic in the sunshine? Providing you have all the right supplies, of course. The perfect picnic is achieved through a combination of factors: not just well-prepared, delicious food, but choosing the right location and having the right picnicware – from rugs to baskets and cutlery. Here we’ll help ensure yours is top-notch with guides to the perfect picnic. Chef Adam Smith shares his top tips here, plus his go-to picnic recipes. Elsewhere, eco-event planner Yasmin Mills explores how to host a green picnic, from zero-waste place settings to organic vegetarian recipes. Wondering where to go? We have London’s best picnic spots from Hampstead Heath to Hyde Park, plus a guide to picnic destinations across the UK and Ireland. We also have a picnic rugs edit (crucial to prevent unwanted grass stains) and a picnicware edit, complete with melamine dining sets, hold-all hampers, printed side plates and more. And finally: what will you wear? Find some inspiration in our picnic style edit, featuring pieces from Lucy & Yak, RIXO and Beaufort & Blake. Happy picnicking!