Autumn is a magical time in London. There is nothing like the crunch of leaves on the ground, crisp morning air, all the trees turning different shades of ambers, reds and yellows. No wonder Autumn is one of the best times to visit London, the added Autumn hues just take this already beautiful city to a new level.
If you are looking for the best places to see Autumn in London, we have got you covered!
1The Hill Garden and Pergola
Wander around the Georgian arbour and terrace which are adorned with overgrown red, orange, yellow vines and leaves around the Autumn season. This secret garden in London also offers impressive views across Hampstead Heath. While you are in Hampstead Heath be sure so check out the Hampstead ponds and park. Wander the charming streets of Hampstead and you will stumble upon some of the quirky houses and cottages, looking extra beautiful with the added Autumn hues.
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2St James’s Park
Right in the heart of the city is St. James’s Park is another beautiful spot to visit in London to watch the arrival of Autumn. Perfect spot for an autumnal stroll it is not just the flame-coloured leaves that make this park so magical. Head towards the lake and over the bridge for some jaw-dropping views.
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3Visit Little Venice and walk along the Regent’s Canal
The Regent’s canal which runs from Little Venice to Camden Lock is busting with autumnal colours. Little Venice is arguably one of the best spots to see Autumn in London. Walk along the canal which is lined with Venetian style boats, small coffee shops, trees hanging over the water with dazzling colours of ambers, reds and yellows make this walk extra beautiful.
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4Discover London’s magical Mews
Beautiful Mews streets are one of London’s hidden gems. They are scattered all over London but you won’t notice them straight away, they are usually tucked away behind the main roads. These mews are home to some of the prettiest houses which are adorned in vines and leaves. As the colours of these vines changes for Autumn, the whole street looks like a dream and oh so picture perfect!
One of our favourites is Kynance Mews. Take a look at some of the prettiest streets in London here.
Greenwich Park is one of London’s oldest enclosed Royal Park. Soak up the sights and colours of Autumn as the park transforms into a kaleidoscope of rich oranges and reds. Enjoy a leisurely stroll through the park whilst looking out for the wildlife – it is also home to London’s oldest deer park. This Autumn spot in London also offers some of the most incredible views over Canary wharf. Grab a bench, a hot drink and simply enjoy the view.
Just around the corner from Greenwich Park is the cutest little vegetable shop – The Creaky Shed. Around the Autumn season and the shop is decorated with pumpkins.
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6Catch glimpses of Autumn on every street in London
London is home to 900,000 street trees, so if if you don’t have time to venture to any of the Autumn spots you are guaranteed to catch a glimpse of Autumn on pretty much any street you pass. Wander around the streets of Notting Hill or High Street Kensington and you will be treated to some of the prettiest Autumn spots.
The largest of London’s Royal Parks, Richmond Park is truly is a stunning place to watch the arrival of Autumn. This lovely park located just outside central London is home to many deers and wildlife. It is also home to the Isabella Plantation, a woodland garden with hidden paths and flowing streams.
8Take a leisurely stroll through Regent’s Park
London is home to many parks, but one that is a must-visit to see Autumn in London is Regent’s Park. With over 400 acres of open space, this park is in close proximity to Little Venice. The beauty of fall comes to life at this magnificent park, lined with rows of vividly coloured trees.
Along with Regent’s Park some other parks that are worth checking out for Autumn: Green Park, Hyde Park, Kensington Garden and Victoria Park.
9Kyoto Garden in Holland Park
Nestled with Holland Park is Kyoto Gardens. Autumn is one of the best time to visit Kyoto Gardens, donated by the Chamber of Commerce of Kyoto this Japanese garden sits right in the heart of London. The autumnal display is brought to life by tranquil tiered waterfalls, stone lanterns and Japanese maple trees. It is also home to a pond that is full of beautiful koi fish.
Oh, and did we you might even see a peacock or two wandering around.