Kew Gardens Picnic Tour
Glide into the great British summer via a helicopter journey that flies you over London’s landmark sights to the heart of Kew Gardens and unveils a gourmet picnic in one of the most glorious – and most inaccessible – of London’s green spaces. Part of the Kew Gardens Picnic Tour, the Luxury to the Max picnic evolves duck rillettes, Aruga caviar and truffled prosciutto. After your feast in the scintillating Royal Botanical Gardens, you can roll back to Zone 1 in a sleek, air-conditioned car. Flights take off daily from The London Heliport Battersea, London, SW11 3BE
Tel. +44 (0)20 7887 2626
Hewn from American walnut wood and natural grain leather, Rolls Royce’s limited-edition picnic basket is custom-made for the iconic British carmaker’s Phantom model. Forget jams and paper serviettes: this hamper unfolds a Piano Black picnic table, lead crystal wine glasses, handmade cutlery, embroidered napkins and that all-important accoutrement: an American walnut chopping board.
The chicest mode of riding the picnic wave imaginable, The Moynat Malle bicyclette doesn’t just serve your picnic in one of the most stylish trunks, it rides the hamper to your select destination, too. This picture of picnic chic includes inbuilt ceramics, silverware, napkins et al, in addition to leather-lined compartments for your condiments and patés. The front panel folds out into a small table for when you reach your appointed picnic spot.
Gourmet Picnic Hamper
Corrigan’s is among the veterans of the English fine dining scene. Their gourmet hampers comprise seven seasonal dishes, homemade bread and hand-churned butter, half a bottle of Champagne alongside crockery, cutlery, glassware and a picnic blanket. There’s even the option to upgrade to a butler service to furnish this decadent affair.
The Festival Hamper
Gracing al fresco sojourns for over three hundred years, the iconic hampers by Fortnum and Mason come crammed with delicacies fit for a lawned banquet – finest smoked salmon, quiches, fresh fruits, truffles, pies, salads, artisan cheeses and breads and fine wines. Never forgetting, of course, that essential picnic staple: the Scotch Egg, from the official royal grocers who invented it.
The bastion of British fish and seafood restaurants, Scott’s Picnic cuisine can be enjoyed al fresco, too. Included are smoked salmon, lobster, asparagus and strawberry cheesecake, washed down with Sauvignon Blanc for glorious grazing on the go.
Little Picnic Company
Heading to the park for open-air opera or the theatre? In the mood for nights of 'vin and fromage' a la Francais? Perhaps you'd just like to opt out of sightseeing and lay like veg under a tree while you sip the day away over splendid, crisp wine. The Little Picnic Company has a custom hamper for every mood and lifestyle, ranging from 'Cheese and Grapes Picnic', 'The British Larder Picnic', 'The Eventers Picnic' and of course, 'The Gourmet Luxury Picnic'. Choose the meeting point and this creative team will meet, greet and deliver.
The Little Picnic Company
Tel. +44 (0)1932 988 076