It’s official, Summer is over and now we’re heading into one of our favourite seasons. Autumn brings with it cosy evenings spent indoors and beautiful new scenery outdoors, as the colours change to those warm oranges and reds. You wouldn’t want to miss this magical display (and neither would we!), so we’ve pulled together our top activities to do in London this autumn so that you can make the most of it!
Image: Kew Gardens
The Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, TW9 3AE
Kew Gardens is one of the most perfect settings in London to stroll through during autumn, so why not explore the grounds here? All 300 acres of it! Our favourite attractions at Kew Gardens are the spectacular Victorian glasshouses, which are home to some of the most exquisite and diverse plants you’ll find in London. While you’re visiting Kew, make sure to climb to the top of the Treetop Walkway (wound 18 metres tall between the treetops!) to get an amazing view of nature’s autumnal colours coming to life across the skyline.
Image: Regent’s Canal
Why not take a leisurely stroll (or cycle) along Regent’s Canal this autumn? The canal is the perfect route for an autumnal walk, where the changing trees loom over the narrowboats sat along the canal; making for the most picturesque setting. We particularly enjoy sitting canal side at the Bridge House Pub in Little Venice, looking out on the canal from the comfort of a warm and cosy shelter. If you fancy a broader view, travel down the canal on a narrowboat from Little Venice to Camden Lock Market. The journey is around 45 minutes and will give you a beautiful view of autumn in the city.
Image: Borough Market
8 Southwark St, London, SE1 1TL
If you’re a big foodie, then we recommend you head down to Borough Market for stalls filled with the freshest of this season’s fruit and veg. At this time of year Borough Market is an array of colour, brought to life by a palette of squashes, pumpkins and gourds. Not to mention the barrels of rosy apples and the strangest display of mushrooms known to man! There’s no better place in London to find all of the perfect ingredients for a season of soul-warming soups and stews to cosy up with.
Image: Mac & Wild Devonshire Square
Mac & Wild Devonshire Square, 9A Devonshire Square, London, EC2M 4YN
Get closer to nature this autumn by learning about our home-grown vegetation! Take a guided foraging tour through London’s green spaces with one of the city’s foraging experts, James Grant. The tour will introduce you to the trend of foraging and show you how to identify wild, edible plants. This is followed by brunch served by host, Mac & Wild. Located in the heart of the city, Mac & Wild serves up the best of Scotland’s produce in true Highland spirit and style! Get in the seasonal spirit and book your tickets here.
Image: ArcelorMittal Orbit
Twilight Abseiling at ArcelorMittal Orbit
Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Stratford, E20 2AD
This autumn, see the twinkling skyline of London in the night sky, whilst abseiling down the UK’s tallest sculpture. For only a select few evenings this October, you’ll have the opportunity to join professional instructors in this exclusive and memorable experience at the ArcelorMittal Orbit in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. Don’t miss out on this exclusive experience, book in for your twilight abseil on the 20th, 25th 26th or 28th October here!
What will you be doing this autumn in London? Let us know in the comments below!