It’s National Picnic Week so if you or your other half are looking for a novel and summery way to propose, why not do it over a luxury picnic?
Laying a blanket out in your local park and unpacking a feast of sandwiches, tea and maybe even a bottle of fizz is a quintessentially British – and rather romantic – way to enjoy the summer.
I personally love a ‘fish and chip with champers’ kind of luxury picnic. But if you like the sound of smoked salmon sandwiches, homemade crisps, stone oven cooked chicken and a bottle of the finest bubbly, The Arch hotel in London is offering exactly that, with a sprinkling of five star luxury.
The Arch London is a short walk away from Marble Arch, so once you’ve picked up your lovely hamper, you can find a romantic spot in Hyde Park, perhaps pop the question, and enjoy your romantic feast ‘pour deux.’
The Arch London, 50 Great Cumberland Place, Marble Arch, London, W1H 7FD, 020 7724 4700
TheArchLondon.com £45 per person (includes half a bottle of bubbles)
Other proposal worthy picnics in London:
The Charlotte Street Hotel
Oscar Restaurant at the Charlotte Street Hotel has put together a breakfast hamper, a bloomsbury hamper and a gentleman’s hamper. If you ask me, asking your love if they’ll marry you over a luxurious al fresco breakfast could be the most romantic thing in the world. Think smoked salmon bagels, croissants and delicious pain au chocolats and muffins. Each luxury picnic hamper comes with fresh juice and you can add a bottle of bubbles from £35 for a half bottle. You could then hop over to Bedford Square Garden for a sunshine filled picnic proposal.
15-17 Charlotte Street, W1T 1RJ, 020 7980 1007
FirmdaleHotels.com Hampers start from £40
If you ask me, St James’s and Green Park are two of the most beautiful of the Royal Parks in London. So it’s handy that Duke’s is a stone’s through away from both of these leafy oases.
The boutique hotel in Mayfair has a luxury summer picnic hamper filled with various tasty treats. Think chicken, chorizo and pepper brochette, pigs in blankets, chutneys, shortbreads and strawberries and cream. They even provide the blankets..
Oh, and if you really want to push the boat out, you can talk to the hotel about their champagne butler service so you don’t even have to pour your fizz yourself. It’s also handy to have someone to take that obligatory engagement photo once you’ve popped the question.
St James’s Place, London, SW1A 1NY, 020 7491 4840
Dukeshotel.com Prices start from £35 per person
Summertime luxury picnic proposals? Sounds perfect…
Until next time x