Picnic Spot - Somerset House, London

Picnic Spot - Somerset House, London Escape the city for a few hours and picnic at splendid Somerset House.

'This beautiful 18th century palace sits on the bank of the River Thames - a stones throw from Covent Garden and London's theatre district.

The huge, cobbled palace courtyard plays host to a summer concert series and outdoor cinema in the evenings - however, during the day it is open to the public and makes a great picnic spot.'

The sheltered courtyard is a wonderful sun trap and kids LOVE playing in the famous courtyard fountains. 'After lunch, explore the historic building, take in an exhibition or hit the sights of the capital.

We recommend taking a thick '

picnic rug '

with you '

if you're planning to stay for the whole afternoon, as the 18th century cobblestones aren't the comfiest!'