Londoners to enjoy 6 million picnics this summer whilst Greenwich Park voted top picnic spot

Londoners are passionate about picnics according to new research by  Zipcar UK*.
The research found that:
  • Over four in five Londoners (85%) are planning at least one picnic this summer
  • That adds up to an estimated 5.8 million** picnics in London this summer
  • Over three quarters of Londoners (77%) have admitted they prefer picnics to sit-down meals
It’s no wonder it can be hard to find a quiet spot these days, despite London boasting 40% of public green space, including 3,000 parks and commons***.
Zipcar UK’s research delved into uncovering Londoners’ favourite picnic spots with a view:
  • Greenwich Park in South East London takes the crown as Londoners’ top scenic picnic spot, with 36% of the vote
  • Primrose Hill in North West London (19%)
  • Parliament Hill in Hampstead (14%)
  • Hyde Park, Battersea Park and Richmond Park amongst other favourite spots
Zipcar UK also quizzed Londoners on their hidden gem picnic spots. Zipcar UK has identified London’s under the radar picnic spots on both sides of the river:
North London
  • Waterlow Park, Highgate
  • Forty Hall, Enfield
  • Harrow View Point, Harrow
  • Gladstone Park, Dollis Hill
  • Kenwood House, Hampstead
South London
  • Horniman Museum Gardens, Forest Hill
  • Burgess Park, Camberwell(ish)
  • Eltham Palace Park, Eltham
  • The Rookery, Streatham
  • Danson Park, Bexleyheath
Vivienne Mackinnon from Zipcar UK said: “It’s no wonder Londoners are such passionate picnickers, with easy access to so many incredible green spaces all across the city. And we think that Zipcar Flex’s network of floating cars, including electric vehicles, is the perfect way to get to a picnic. There’s no need to worry about lugging picnic baskets around or paying for parking at your destination, which means you’re saving the pennies AND the planet.”