The Albert Memorial
Kensington Gardens, London W2 2UH, UK
Summertime Picnic in Hyde Park Shaded by the outstretched limbs of leafy trees, the open space overlooking the Albert Memorial in Hyde Park is a secluded place for a sunny picnic. Set a few paces from South Kensington’s Exhibition Road, this quiet lawn is the ideal rest stop after a few hours of wandering through the V&A or the Natural History Museum. While most people will overlook this space and move on to the striped lawn chairs closer to the Serpentine, you won’t have to scramble for a seat here. Bring a blanket, or simply sprawl out on the grass, and take in the view.