If you’ve read one of my earlier posts, you would know how much I love London as a city. I lived in London for a year, but in that one year, I made the city my own. After so many years, I still can’t get over it.
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Every few months I find myself looking at the pictures in my Facebook album called ‘London Diaries’. And every time I do that, I miss it even more. One of the things I miss most about living there is the English Summer. Now, I know summer in England is a very elusive thing, but it’s the most beautiful time of the year. There’s so much energy and happiness in the air. Nobody knows how long the sun is going to shine in England, so the Brits (and everybody else) make the most of it. One of my favorite things to do in London during the summer was to grab a picnic basket, some friends, and head to the Hyde Park.
Hyde Park is one of London’s eight Royal Parks and it’s huge! It’s spread across 350 acres, and filled with beautifully landscaped gardens, so much greenery, a beautiful lake, and everything you need for that perfect summer outing. You can grab a glass of Pimms (English summer drink), hop on a rowing boat, go swimming, horse riding, cycle, stroll around, play games, or just chill with a book and watch the world go by.
Hyde Park in London is also a great place to enjoy every aspect of the famous English Summer. Like these pretty English Roses…
That you’ll find in bunches everywhere!
Hyde Park is a very popular spot during summer, loved by both Londoners as well as the tourists. So if it’s a sunny day in London, you know it’s going to be packed. But that’s not an issue because there’s enough ground for everyone.
You can either grab some goodies from the stores nearby, or do what I like to do – pack my own picnic basket!
Here’s our picnic in the Hyde Park.
A nice, sunny day calls for Uno in the park…
…and goofing around with ducks.
My Favorite Picnic Essentials:
Do you have a favorite summertime activity? Which is your favorite picnic spot in your city? Tell me about it in the comments below. I’d love to know.
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