Take advantage of London’s tranquil greenery this summer, with a bit of al fresco feasting. Rather than slaving away at home in the kitchen, relish the city’s rare sunny spells with a quick pick of a luxury hamper. Quintessentially Insider presents a few of our top picnic experiences… 

The Bulgari Basket

The Bulgari Hotel is re-launching its summer bicycle programme - a unique epicurean experience created for lovers of good food and a splash of adventure. Complementing the hotel’s exclusive range of well-being comforts, Milan-based Momo Design has created customised Bulgari bicycles for guests to explore Hyde Park or navigate the trendy streets of Knightsbridge. Alain Ducasse’s brilliant culinary team at the hotel have prepared a delicious ‘lunch-to-go’ bundled within a luxurious Bulgari hamper, allowing guests to indulge in the ultimate luxury picnic.

171 Knightsbridge

www.bulgarihotels.com

Picnic in the Park with Jus de Pommeraie

Jus de Pommeraie, the traditional French nectars and juices brand, have partnered with The Place Restaurant at the chic Melia White House Hotel to offer customised picnic baskets throughout the sensational summer season. Enjoy refreshing delights from Jus de Pommeraie alongside delectable Mediterranean dishes on the breath-taking grounds of Regent’s Park – the perfect summer dining solution.

Albany Street

www.jusdepommeraie.com

Wiltons Summer Box

Wiltons - the epitome of fine British dining in the capital, has been serving its classic traditional menu to Londoners since 1742.  Famed for its large selection of oysters, Wiltons is pleased to present bespoke summer boxes to sea-food lovers across the city. Filled with some of the finest produce to enhance your picnic experience – including champagne, smoked salmon, Georges Bruck goose rillettes and venison terrine as well as mouth-watering chocolate bites - the beautifully presented box can be delivered right to your very doorstep.

55 Jermyn Street

www.wiltons.co.uk

Abasto’s Taste of Argentina 

Mix and Match a selection of the finest Argentinian ingredients from Abasto, to concoct your perfect al fresco feast. Choose from a variety of freshly baked pastries, cured meats, vintage cheeses, fresh salads and signature South American delights, and enjoy your custom-made luxury hamper in your favourite city spot.

55-57 Connaught Street

www.abasto.co.uk

The Urban Picnic

For those who desire a more tranquil dining experience, the boutique Belgraves Hotel will be seeking out the capital’s most exclusive hidden gems – away from the urban hustle and bustle. Wave good-bye to unexciting finger sandwiches and canned goods, and enjoy an extravagant hamper filled with goodies from the trendy Pont St. Restaurant including saffron and buttermilk chicken skewers, orecchiette pasta with wild garlic pesto, Belgraves’ super-food quinoa salad and an enticing British cocktail.

20 Chesham Place

www.pontstrestaurant.com