Let's ignore the rain, pull out our tartan blankets and embrace the glory of that great British pastime, picnicking. These are a few of our favourite accessories - from hampers to throws - and don't worry about cooking; Carluccio's are offering classic and vegetarian picnics for two for £45. There's homemade olive focaccia, pancetta and taleggio savoury tarts, courgette, mint and ricotta frittata, and strawberry tarts and biscotti for dessert.
There are also children's picnics (£10) with mini treats like tomato and mozzarella pizzas, tuna-mayo dip with vegetable crudités and chocolate sponge teddy bears. Order 24-hours in advance or pop in store and choose a "chef's choice" hamper on the day. And if the rain persists, there's always the carpet picnic instead.