London's best picnic spots for a socially-distanced meet up

There’s something rather secretive about this four-acre patch on the edge of the Thames that dates back to 1673 and was first established by the Worshipful Society of Apothecaries in order to grow medicinal plants. Today, the Chelsea Psychic Garden is one of the oldest botanical gardens in London, hidden behind high walls, where rainbow tulips and sweet-scented daffodils sprout from every corner, flecked by bottlebrush-fringed pond rockery, glass greenhouses and beehives aplenty. Stop by Battersea’s Bayley & Sage, just across the river, to pick up honey-glazed ham and sourdough on your way over, or the garden’s own tearoom does excellent salads and homemade cakes.