Now that the weather is improving, there’s no excuse to spend time indoors on the weekends. The best (cheap) activity? Pack a picnic!
One of my very favourite picnic spots in London is Epping Forest. According to the City of London website, Epping Forest is London’s largest open space, at approximately 6,000 acres. The forest stretches 12 miles from Manor Park in east London to just north of Epping in Essex.
A favourite spot of mine, (and seemingly, most of Essex) is High Beach (or High Beech – the signage differs). At the first sign of sun, we packed a rug, cushions, glasses, plates and cutlery, then set off for Waitrose to fill my trusty Fortnum & Mason picnic hamper with yummy goodies.
For just £16 we filled-ourselves-to-bursting with cold meats from the charcuterie, edamame beans, pasta salad, crusty bread, seeded crackers, dips, cheese, and crisps with juice and sparkling water.
A perfect way to spend a Sunday afternoon!
What do you pack in your picnic hamper? I’d love some ideas for my next outing!