Top 5 places to enjoy autumn in London

a white Victorian house with a tree with res leaves

It’s autumn again in London. This season holds a special place in my heart. I love this sense of seasonal change in the air. The leaves turn and the summer crowds are over. The weather is still mild and pleasant and there is enough light to enjoy days before darkness sets in.

The main thing I love about autumn in London is the foliage. Watching the leaves turn in some loveliest locations is a lot to do with London in autumn.

“Autumn…the year’s last, loveliest smile.” ― William Cullen Bryant

 

Top 5 places to enjoy autumn in London

1.Kynance Mews

a corner of London with an arch and red leaves
Kynance Mews – South Kensington

 

Kynance Mews is a mews street in South Kensington district of the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea in London, SW7. The mews are desirable residential areas with off-street parking. The mews were in the past row or courtyard of stables and carriage houses with living quarters above them.

This lovely corner is a must see and the best instagram location if you love autumn in London.

 

2.Regent’s Canal

Regent's canal in London in autumn with some boars along the banks

This is an off beaten path for tourists but I love the quiet area of Regent’s Canal. You can rent a boat by your self and enjoy the waterway in a special way. You can read more about this lovely experience in Self-drive boat with Goboat post.

If you’re feeling energetic, why not cycle down the beautiful path? This lovely towpath is a tryly London gem to look out the gorgeous changing of the leaves. It’s also a great escape  from the hustle and bustle of the busier surrounding neighbourhoods.

 

3. Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens

a tree with orange leaves and two kids in front of it
Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens

Hyde Park is on my favorite park in London. This is the largest of four Royal Parks in London. The park is home to William and Kate who reside in Kensington Palace.

You can’t miss to enjoy the foliage in this magic spot right in the center of London.

I suggest to get access from the south gate in High Street Kensington.

 

4.Notting Hill

some coloured little cottages with an autumn tree in Notting HIll
Notting Hill

With all beautiful multi coloured street of houses, white victorian houses, elegant buildings notting Hill is one of the prettiest areas in London and during autumn I just can’t stop loving it even more.

Located in West London, this quirky town is truly unique. As it’s home of many American people, starting from the mid of October, you can also spot here lots of gorgeous Halloween decorations.

 

Kew Gardens

a big tree with orange leaves and a bench
Kew Gardens

With almost 300 acres (121 hectares for you Brits) to explore, Kew are one of the most beautiful location to admire the foliage in London.

You can spend easily an entire day in Kew Gardens: you can’t miss Temperate House, Kew Palace, Palm House, Pagoda, the Lake, and the Xstrata Treetop Walkway.

Related: Picnic at Kew Gardens

 

There you have it!  October is here and foliage has just started to show the beautiful colors of autumn in London.  Have any of you experienced autumn in London?  What is your favorite place during the fall season?

 

You might be also interested in: What to do in London in autumn with children

 

With love,

Francesca

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