he secret to the perfect picnic? To borrow the mantra from the boy scouts, ‘be prepared’. The ever-Romanticised British pastime conjures visions of Brideshead Revisited and Jane Austen’s Emma in the rolling countryside, though in reality the simplicity of packing a hamper and enjoying the great outdoors can come to a grinding halt without the necessary items. A bottle of wine with no cups? Disaster. Potato salad but no fork? Outrageous. A blanket without cushions? Unthinkable.
To avoid these shortcomings, shop our guide of everything you need to host a picnic this summer. From practical items such as leak-proof tupperware, stylish flasks, and reusable sandwich packs, to colourful cool bags and lux picnic rugs, you won’t get caught short.
When you’ve got the perfect spread, you can enjoy a chic picnic just about anywhere. If you’re in need of some outdoor inspiration, see our round up of the best beaches in the UK, the best beaches near London, and the best walks in London.
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