Open House London and urban picnicking!

If you've ever wondered how shiny the Cabinet table is at Number 10 or what it's like inside the Gherkin, Open House London Weekend on September 21-22 provides you with the answers!'

Since 1992, this free event has permitted the curious to peek inside buildings that would otherwise be out of bounds. It's a big deal and over 750 sites are involved. For contemporary eco-friendly design, you might like to tour the Isis Education Centre. Dreamed up by David Morley Architects, it has butterfly gardens and a touch of garden shed DNA in its appearance.'

Once you've worked up a serious appetite, a picnic in one of the city's many parks is a fantastic way to round off the day. Set out the posh sandwiches, uncork the wine or ginger beer and don't forget the cake. Picnics and secret London provide the recipe for a glorious day out.'

Visit our Walking Picnics collection for the very best in picnic equipment suitable for your next urban day out!'

Enjoy your picnicking!'

The PicnicShop Team