Perfect Picnic: Richmond Park, London

What better way to spend a sunny day in London than at the beautiful Richmond Park?ย  I cannot believe that after all my visits to the Capital I still had not been.

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Richmond Park

Having made no efforts at all saving money recently and having been a little frivolous, I was looking for the best and cheapest activity for a gorgeous day!

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View of London

Richmond is easy enough to get to, especially from our starting point in South West London, just a direct train and about a mile walk to the park itself.ย  Sometimes I feel like such a country bumpkin but to remain in the city on such a glorious day just doesn’t feel right.

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As with any lovely day, everyone had a similar idea but luckily as the park is so huge we had a little spot of paradise all to ourselves.

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The essence of summer

We settled underneath a beautiful old oak tree, speckled with sunlight and pitched our picnic blankets.

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The old oak.. I bet he has a few stories to tell

Clemency and Jolyon had prepared a feast! Settling down to cured meats, quiches, salads and fruits.ย  Pimms and prosecco flowing.

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Perfect spot
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Did someone say fizz?

The temperature was warm enough to lie in the shade all day, except for a prolonged toilet expedition (don’t try and be clever – just go to the car park as it is blatantly obvious!) and paddle in the refreshingly cold stream; drying your feet in the long grass on the walk back up the hill. What could be better?

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Time for a dip
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Paddle pals

Except perhaps an ice cream?!

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I scream, you scream, we all scream for….

Despite being in London, you felt like you could be anywhere, away from the hustle and bustle of the city.

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Sun dappled woods

The long summer day stretched out and we began our walk around the park in the evening, setting sun, still strong enough to burn!

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Evening sun with the strength of noon

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We walked past the deer…

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What do you call a deer without an eye?

Past the hundred ache wood tree…

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Still searching for Christopher Robin

Towards the lake and through the other gate towards Richmond itself.

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Finally feels like summer

Such a fabulous day! Cannot wait for the next one.

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The best!

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