5 Sunny Spots for Alfresco Dining in London This Summer

Alfresco Dining in London

Summer in the city is a true delight, and as soon as the sun comes out to play, you’ll notice Londoners and tourists alike emerging in their droves to enjoy a little outdoor dining.

With so many amazing spaces to enjoy alfresco meals just a short stroll away from our Kensington hotel, we’ve compiled a list of our favourite sunny spots that the whole family will enjoy. Read on to find your perfect place for a family picnic, tempting Indian afternoon tea or a quick lunch away from the hustle and bustle.

Hyde Park

Located just a short stroll away from our Kensington hotel, Hyde Park is an oasis of calm away from the busy streets and crowds of people visiting London every day.

The Hyde park

Complete with the Princess Diana Memorial Garden with a pirate ship play area and wonderful water feature for a little paddle during hot days, the family will all enjoy a picnic in this lush and beautifully maintained green space.

If you’ve enjoyed a big breakfast at our Grand Park Restaurant and aren’t feeling too hungry, just grab an ice cream and take a stroll around the lake instead.

Kensington Gardens

The official royal residence of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Kensington Gardens is located just next door to Hyde Park making it easy to reach from our Kensington hotel.

Summertime in Kensington Gardens

Grab a bite to eat from a nearby shop or food retailer and find a quiet spot amongst the immaculately maintained plants and shrubs in spaces open to the public to dine to the magnificent backdrop of the palace itself.

The Grand Park Restaurant

It’s always a good idea to have a backup plan if outdoor dining is off the menu during your stay at our Kensington hotel.

Instead, why not experience a delicious Indian afternoon tea at our Park Grand restaurant? With an array of sweet treats and aromatic beverages, it’s sure to brighten your day even if the skies are looking a little gloomy.

St James’s Park

Home to some very special residents that have called this impressive park home for over 400 years, you can picnic with the pelicans this summer with a visit to St. James’s Park.

St James's Park

Set in a sea of colour thanks to the well-maintained flower beds, you can reach the park via Tube from our Kensington hotel in just twenty minutes. Simply take the Bakerloo line from Earl’s Court station.

Richmond Park

Richmond park

If you’re an early bird and have gotten up very early to enjoy a hearty breakfast at our Grand Park restaurant, you could head over to Richmond Park to try and catch a glimpse of the herds of deer that call the area home. Perfect for a packed lunch or picnic later in the day, Richmond Park is filled to the brim with flora and fauna, so it’s a wonderful spot when the sun does make an appearance.