Do you love nature? How about spending a chilled afternoon in a park or garden with an iced Mocha? Then let me introduce you to some of London’s best park cafés and restaurants, places where you can spend some quality time with friends whilst staying in the capital. If you’re having trouble finding somewhere to stay, don’t worry, Twin has it all sorted for you, as Twin Accommodation offers an excellent range of accommodation options for you to choose from, including budget hostels and hotels.
The Drawing Room Café
The Drawing Room Café is located at Fulham Palace, and its name is derived from room’s previous use as the Palace’s drawing room. When visiting Fulham Palace and its museum and gardens, this place is perfect for a snack. The Museum provides fascinating insight into the history of Fulham Palace, from when the site was used for a Roman settlement, through its uses during Medieval and Tudor times, up to its uses today. The Drawing Room Café offers a calming atmosphere and overlooks the beautiful botanical gardens, particularly stunning during the summer season. The Drawing Room Café is known for its delicious cakes, pastries and lunch platters, and the menu is seasonal, so fresh ingredients are always used and there is always something different to try.
Pavilion Café – Victoria Park
The Pavilion Café is situated in Victoria Park, and is one of London’s most visited park cafés, due to its scenic location right beside a lake. Another major appeal of this café is its menu, which offers a wide variety of delicious food to cater to all tastes, from those who fancy Eggs Florentine for breakfast, to those who want to try a lunch time special. We especially recommend the house special, grapefruit pudding. The café is especially popular on sunny days, and the staff there are friendly and enthusiastic, and, of course, serve amazing food!
Springfield Park Café
Unknown by many, Springfield Park Café in Upper Clapton, near the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, is set in 40 acres of wonderful parkland and is definitely somewhere worth visiting when the sun is out in London. Surrounded by roses, Springfield Park Café provides customers with great facilities; besides indoor and outdoor seating, the café also offers free Wi-Fi, entertainment for children, live music and occasional special live events. Inside the café you can see some artwork by local artists, and the café also offers visitors the opportunity exhibit their art work there. The menu offers a diverse range of dishes, including basic breakfasts and pastries as well as healthy platters and vegetarian choices.
London is a vibrant city with many well-known park cafés, so if you find one that you think is the best, don’t forget to let me know via Twitter or share it with your friends to see if they agree with you! At the same time you can have fun practising English whilst ordering a grapefruit pudding from a café!