The 5 Best Parks in London for a BBQ

With the weather here in the UK finally hotting up, this weekend is the perfect opportunity to get the gang together for a Sunday afternoon bbq and a game of football in the park. Annoyingly for fellow Londoners, there’s a pesky law that bans us from BBQ'ing in many of our favourite green spaces. But don’t let that stop you from getting those sausages sizzling and the Pimms flowing! We’re here to make things easier with a list of BBQ-friendly parks in the capital… 

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Burgess Park

For those South of the river, Burgess park is THE place to go if you want to get your BBQ on, especially after it’s £8m revamp back in 2012. 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 get cooking with your pals – just be careful not to burn those burgers!

Nearest Tube: Kennington


Highbury Fields

With Islington council being the first authority to lift the blanket BBQ ban, this is a firm-favourite spot to light up in the summer, so get there early to guarantee a good spot. Once there, 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.

Nearest Tube: Highbury & Islington


Caledonian Park

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


Waterlow Park

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 Inn Fields

Unsurprisingly, there’s not too many spots in Zone 1 that’ll let you get BBQ’ing, except Lincoln Inn Fields! At London's largest public square, you can light up your BBQ without retribution – we’d say that’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

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