The heatwave has hit and there’s just one thing on our minds: a seasonal BBQ.
If you’re craving flame-grilled food and don’t have a garden, never fear – there are a handful of BBQ friendly parks in London where you can legally get your sizzle on. Just bring your equipment, blankets and buckets of suncream and enjoy a day out in the sun, while it lasts!
BBQ Friendly Parks in London
Caledonian Park, Islington
Islington was one of the first London boroughs to introduce BBQ-friendly spaces. Caledonian Park, with copious amounts of open green spaces, makes a great option for a summer BBQ. There’s also a children’s play area and a court for football, basketball and tennis. Market Road, N7 9PL
Cantelowes Gardens, Camden
Local Camden gem Cantelowes Gardens is in a prime position, just behind Camden Town, so when the sun goes down and the BBQ has got you sufficiendly stuffed, you can party the night away on Camden’s high street. There’s also a skate park at this park, too. 234 Camden Road, NW1 9AE
Crystal Palace Park, Bromley
Bromley’s only BBQ-friendly park. As long as the BBQ is raised off the ground, they’re welcome here. It’s easy to spend a day here, exploring the maze, life-size dinosaurs, the urban farm and the boating lake, open at weekends. Thicket Road, SE20 8DT
Highbury Fields, Islington
One of Islington’s largest open spaces, Highbury Fields also has a tennis court, an adventure play area and an orchard. Highbury Crescent, Highbury East, N5 1AR
Waterlow Park, Highgate
Boasting 26 acres of green open space, Highgate’s Waterlow Park is a favourite amongst locals and visitors of North London. Bring your BBQ to one of the two designated BBQ areas and enjoy. Highgate Hill, N6 5HD