Strolling home through the park after work, sipping a gin and tonic garnished with fresh herbs at lunchtime and organising your social life around who is playing at Wimbledon… It’s this sense of good times that we’ve tried to capture in The Square this issue.

Picnics

Up your picnic game with the help of Nigel Mendham in this month’s food feature and learn why Margate might just be the most exciting place in the UK right now for a gourmet staycation.

Outdoor Events

Fill your diary with the best outdoor events, get the low down on the artists who will be exhibiting in this year’s the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition and discover the secrets of Mersea Island, which has nostalgic seaside charm by the bucket and spadeful. And if you can’t summon the energy to leave London, take your favourite magazine for a relaxing day out in Chelsea Physic Garden, a secret Eden in the heart of the city.

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