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Coronation Weekend: Where to have a picnic fit for a royal

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With King Charles set to be crowned on the 6th of May, many will be flocking to the capital for a brief staycation to take part in the Coronation celebrations happening over the bank holiday weekend. But where are some perfect spots to soak up the atmosphere?

A picnic in one of the royal parks is the perfect spot to escape from the hustle and bustle of the city, whilst being surrounded by the monarchy’s rich history and architecture. So, for those planning their Coronation trip to London, Comparethemarket can reveal the most picturesque royal parks to visit as inspiration.

The most picturesque royal parks are as follows:

RankName Hashtag# Posts
1Richmond Park#richmondpark469,850
2Greenwich Park#greenwichpark230,121
3Kensington Gardens#kensingtongardens191,158
4Bushy Park#bushypark161,175
5Hyde Park#hydeparklondon*82,766
6Brompton Cemetery#bromptoncemetery16,893
7St James Park#stjamesparklondon14,876
8The Green Park#greenparklondon6,109
9The Regent’s Park and Primrose Hill#theregentspark3,775
10Victoria Tower Gardens#victoriatowergardens3,679

According to the research, Richmond Park is the most picturesque royal park with 469,850 posts for #richmondpark. The park covers an area of 2,500 acres so there’s plenty of space to take a picnic and enjoy the wildlife and green space – although the parks advise not to picnic or eat food in close proximity to the deer.

The historic 17th-century Greenwich Park is the second most picturesque royal park and the perfect place for a Coronation picnic. Those that visit can follow in the footsteps of England’s kings and queens with a walk-through of the ancient tree avenues or just take in some of London’s most iconic views.

Ranking third with 191,158 posts is Kensington Gardens, once part of Hyde Park, this park offers visitors the chance to admire the heritage of Kensington Palace and the Albert Memorial.

When visiting any of these beautiful royal parks always be considerate of the space, other park users and the local wildlife. Be sure to leave no trace, taking any litter with you and adhere to any park rules, such as no BBQs.

With 11 parks and over 5,000 acres of royal parkland to choose from, those visiting over the bank holiday weekend will be spoilt for choice. But as with any trip, it’s important to be vigilant of your belongings, especially as places will be more crowded, and consider potentially over stretched transport services.