Monday, 10 June 2013

Picnicing in Brockwell Park

This weekend I added another two spots to the list of places I love about London – Portabello Market and Brockwell Park.

I felt the need to venture out of my “park comfort zone” and picnic in a park other than Hyde Park, St James’s or Regents Park.

Brockwell Park

So Friday evening, I packed a picnic and took the Boy to Brockwell Park for a romantic evening at dusk.
Brockwell Park is a beautiful and vibrant park, sandwiched between Dulwich, Stretham and Brixton.

Within the park is a small, secluded walled garden, a little duck pond and plenty of trees to shelter under (for when the weather eventually decides to turn to summer). It’s a pretty active park too, with a lido, BMX track, tennis courts and the scattering of outdoor gym sets.

Just a stone’s throw from Herne Hill station, you can easily lose yourself amongst the green back drop, transporting you away from the hustle and bustle of London life. It’s a large enough park to feel that you have your own space and not sharing your picnic with the stranger next to you, but small enough that you can’t get lost and can wander around it aimlessly in a short amount of time.

Brockwell Parks model railway track

Whilst I love the city, as I don’t have a garden, it’s sometimes nice to get in amongst the greenery and flowers.

look out for Portabello market blog tomorrow....

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