The 5 Best Parks in London for a BBQ
It's National BBQ week and with the weather here in London finally hotting up, it's the perfect opportunity to get your friends together for a Sunday afternoon barbie and a game of football in the park. Unfortunately, there's a few pesky laws that ban us from BBQ'ing in many of our favourite green spaces. So to help make things easier we’re here with a list of BBQ-friendly parks in the capital so you can get those sausages sizzling this weekend!
After it’s £8m revamp in 2012, Burges park is THE place to go south of the river if you want to get your BBQ on. Best known for it's many sports facilities, there are also eight designated areas for BBQ’s by the lake – so you can relax by the water and chow down with your pals, trouble-free.
Nearest Tube: Kennington
Just across from Highbury & Islington station, this picturesque 29-acre park has everything you could ever wish for - swimming and fitness facilities, a children’s play area and plenty of grassy fields to whittle away a sunny afternoon. With Islington council being the first authority to lift the blanket BBQ ban, this is a firm-favourite spot to grill up some skewers.
Nearest Tube: Highbury & Islington
North Londoners rejoice, there’s another spot on your doorstep to get grilling! With woodland areas, basketball courts and walking trails, Caledonian Park is the perfect place to get active and burn off some of that BBQ feasting.
Nearest Tube: Caledonian Road
Hampstead Heath's BBQ-friendly neighbour, Waterlow Park, is located on a hillside with epic panoramic views across the City of London. It's the place to go if you want to soak up some nature and get away from the capital's hustle and bustle.
Nearest Tube: Archway
Lincoln's Inn Fields
Looking for something a little more central? You might be surprised to hear that in Lincoln's Inn Fields, London's largest public square, you can light up your BBQ without retribution – it’s the perfect excuse to sneak out of work a few hours early and celebrate with a few burgers and beers in the sunshine!
Nearest Tube: Holborn and Chancery Lane