The Fortmason Hamper, £130, Fortnum & Mason

The Best Picnic Hampers For An Alfresco London Summer

Summer is finally here, which means balmy days spent in London’s parks and green spaces - if the weather is on our side. From savoury pleasures to local wines and everything in between, here are the luxury hampers that you need to level up your summer picnic...

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1 The Summer Picnic Hamper, £120, Cartwright & Butler

The perfect hamper for a family day out, the Summer picnic hamper by Cartwright and Butler contains a number of treats suitable for all ages.

Little ones can enjoy classic sweets such as Coca Cola cubes and delectable clotted cream fudge, whilst adults will enjoy the savoury cheese biscuits and tomato and chilli chutney.

The Summer Picnic Hamper, £120, Cartwright & Butler

The Summer Picnic Hamper, £120, Cartwright & Butler - Cartwright & Butler

2 Picnic Hamper With Fizz, £75, Darts Farm

Focusing on local and artisanal produce, the Darts Farm picnic hamper is filled to the brim with the likes of honey roast ham, Sharpham brie and praline truffles.

For an adult upgrade, customers can choose to add a bottle of the Pebble Bed sparkling rose for just £25 - a delicate blend of red berry and rose petal flavours from an award winning vineyard.

3 Delicatessen Letter Box Hamper, £29.95, Letter Box Hamper

A must try for those with a savoury palette, this dinky delicatessen hamper is perfect for putting in your handbag ahead of a summer road trip.

The hamper includes British food favourites, from award winning organic cheddar to snacking salami and almonds.

With the option to personalise the hamper with a personal message, this makes for an enjoyable present for the food lover in your life, as well as the perfect accompaniment to alfresco dining in the park.

Delicatessen Letter Box Hamper, £29.95, Letter Box Hamper

Delicatessen Letter Box Hamper, £29.95, Letter Box Hamper - Letter Box Hamper

4 Italian Cheese & Charcuterie Hamper, £50, Macknade

Dreaming of an Italian summer? This hamper from Macknade consists of the finest cheese and charcuterie offerings that Italy has to offer, from Prosciutto Di Parma to Mostarda di Pere.

With a focus on authenticity, each producer has been specifically chosen for the quality of their produce and the traditional methods they use.

The perfect finishing touch to a summer dinner party, this hamper brings a taste of la dolce vita to London.

5 The Cheese and Wine Gift Box, £34, Don’t Buy Her Flowers

Cheese and wine go together like Bonnie and Clyde. The ultimate treat for any cheese lover, this gift box contains an organic, vintage cheddar as well as a range of chutneys, crackers and biscuits.

Finished with a cabernet sauvignon designed to compliment the flavours from the rest of the gift box, this will make your evening in.

The Cheese and Wine Gift Box, £34, Don’t Buy Her Flowers

The Cheese and Wine Gift Box, £34, Don’t Buy Her Flowers - Don’t Buy Her Flowers

6 Best Of Selfridges Hamper, £60, Selfridges

Celebrating the very best of Selfridges food selection, this hamper contains classic British staples such as all butter shortbread, strawberry jam and London strong brew tea.

Carefully packed into a gorgeous, branded wicker hamper, this decadent option is perfect for family gatherings and soirees.

7 Sauvignon Blanc, £34.99, Laylo

Though not technically a hamper, Laylo packages top quality, sustainable wines into beautifully decorated boxes - perfect for dressing up your picnic or garden party.

The best selling Loire Sauvignon has been specially created by Pierre-Jean Sauvion, a fourth-generation winemaker. With tasting notes of pineapples, green apples and white peach, this crisp wine stays fresh for six weeks after opening - though after taking a sip, it might not last that long.

Sauvignon Blanc, £34.99, Laylo

Sauvignon Blanc, £34.99, Laylo - Laylo

8 The Endless Summer Picnic Set, £125, Tom Savano

No picnic is complete without a cocktail (or two), and this stylish picnic set by Tom Savano is set to take your picnic to the next level.

The designer picnic set includes four cocktail bottles, including a margarita, mai tai, lychee martini and a raspberry gimlet, as well as a picnic blanket, bottle cooler, four premium quality, outdoor coolers and a bar quality ice mould.

These are pre mix cocktails, but not as you know it - put a luxurious spin on your picnic with this beautiful set.

9 Classic Picnic Box, £32pp, Peapod & Co

When it comes to picnics, Peapod & Co don’t play around. The company provides a range of decadent picnic options, made to order and focusing on quality ingredients.

Choose from a wide range of sweet and savoury treats such as lobster brioche rolls and smoked salmon finger sandwiches, all to be washed down with a bottle of Louis Roederer Champagne.

Not one to shy away from appearances, Peapod & Co make sure all their hampers are delivered in style, with napkins, glasses and comfortable blankets all available to add to your order, so you can really impress your guests.

Classic Picnic Box, £32pp, Peapod & Co

Classic Picnic Box, £32pp, Peapod & Co - Peapod & Co

10 The Fortmason Hamper, £130, Fortnum & Mason

When it comes to picnic hampers, Fortnum & Mason reigns supreme. With over 50 variations to choose from, excluding gift boxes and create your own options, there is a hamper for everyone.

The Fortmason hamper, named after the brand's famous Fortmason tea, brings together Fortnum’s favourites from a bottle of Fortnum's Rosso Piceno to cheese sables and salted caramel biscuits.

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