The crisp morning air, the opportunity to eat as much pumpkin-flavoured food as possible, and the crunch of leaves beneath your feet: it’s no wonder so many people believe London is at its best in autumn! If you’re looking for London’s best spots for fall foliage, we’ve got you covered; better yet, many are just a stone’s throw from your London hotel. Here’s where to find autumn leaves in London.
Arguably one of the most famous (and most beautiful) parks in all of London, you won’t be disappointed with Hyde Park‘s autumnal colours. Combine this with a trip to see the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace and stop in for a hot chocolate at a café on The Serpentine (Hyde Park’s recreational lake) for the ultimate fall adventure.
Battersea Park, found in South London, has 200 acres to explore, meaning you’ll get your fair share of stunning autumn colours as the leaves begin to change. It’s also a great spot for woodland bird watching!
Known for its wide green spaces and swimming ponds in summer, autumn also brings plenty of beauty to Hampstead Heath. Set out for a long walk and a picnic on a warm fall day, and make sure to check out the reflections of the colourful trees in the water when you do!
One of the city’s most popular mews, found in West London, this street is famous for its wisteria in spring and its long strands of ivy in autumn. It makes for the perfect photo op!
Combine a visit to this park in East London with a trip to Broadway Market (on Saturdays) or the Columbia Road Flower Market (on Sundays). A meander down Regent’s Canal leads you to Victoria Park, which is absolutely bursting with colour in autumn.
A local’s advice for your holiday to London: spend a few hours exploring St. Paul’s Cathedral and, across Millennium Bridge, the Tate Modern, then take the Thames Clipper to Greenwich, where you can stroll around the gorgeous park for the rest of the day. It’s a great way to see some of the best of London all in one day… you even take the ferry under Tower Bridge!
Autumn is undoubtedly the best time to visit the Kyoto Gardens in Holland Park, found just a few minutes away from the hustle and bustle of Kensington High Street. Obviously reminiscent of a Japanese park, you can even find a koi pond alongside all of the autumnal displays.
Richmond Park may be one of the furthest destinations from Central London on this list, but it’s well worth the trek! You’ll love the park’s splendid array of yellows, oranges, and reds. The park is also home to many deer, all of which make for beautiful photography subjects. Just make sure you give the deers space – no feeding or petting allowed!
Are you excited for autumn? Where will you be heading to see the autumn leaves in London?