London is a city that’s beauty lies in how multifaceted it is. During the winter, lights dazzle along Oxford Street and magical light shows draw in the Christmas cheer, whilst the summer sees parks festooned with music festivals and barbecues. Autumn, however, is a different story altogether. During the autumn season, you’ll find the broad gap between a London summer and winter bridged by beautiful foliage and crisper yet bearable weather. Guests of London Paddington hotel deals are blessed with seasonal activities all year round, but none are as atmospheric or quintessentially British as those in the autumn period.
London’s autumn gives visitors the flexibility to enjoy both indoor and outdoor activities without guilt, whilst the seasonal changes really make their mark on the green city. This blog will outline some of the best ways for accommodation Paddington London guests to enjoy the autumn, come rain or shine.
Epping Forest is a stretch of ancient woodland in East London that has long been one of the most popular autumn destinations in the city. Thanks to its age old oaks and extensive woodland trails, this 6000-acre forest run through Walthamstow, Chingford, Theydon Bois ad many other towns and districts of London. All these areas are well worth a visit too, not least because of their world-class restaurants and rustic “travellers inn” style pubs.
King Charles I’s famous deer park is a delight during the autumn season thanks to its vast swathes of woodland and nature reserve that include the Isabella Plantation, home to over 50 species of rhododendron and 120 hybrids. These beautiful flowers are sprinkled across the marshy wetlands of the plantation, and look especially beautiful in the autumn amidst the rusting foliage of the oak, beech and birch trees overhead.
It wouldn’t be autumn without a taste of Halloween. The Halloween month film screenings that are taking place in London include nightlong horror movie marathons at the Prince Charles Cienma and pop up movie boutiques screening The Shining at the lavish Rivoli Ballroom in Brockley and the Backyard Cinema in Wandsworth for some frightening family favourites.
London Bonfire Night
Seeing as it is where it all started, London’s Bonfire Night is among the best in the UK and offers more booms than Guy Fawkes could’ve ever dreamed of. Central options for guests at the Chilworth London Hotel include the Ally Pally Fireworks Festival, Southwark Bonfire Night and Battersea Park Fireworks displays. You’d better book in advance, tickets for the food stall lined, carnivalesque events sell like wildfire.
Riverside Ambles Along The Southbank
As the trees change colour, so does the mood of the South Bank and riversides of London. Though it’s not quite mulled season yet, you can expect warming street food and Thames-side pubs to warm your cockles after a day of walking the Thames. Furthermore, London’s riverside has a whole new dimension added to it during the autumn period, when dusk light fades earlier and the city lights reflect off the water.
London Museums To Escape The Rain
It’s safe to say that if you’re visiting London it’s best to pack a raincoat! If the tempestuous weather of autumn gets a little too much for you, there are many ways to escape the rain – and for free too! The museums of London are some of its proudest establishments and include the Natural History and Science Museums, the Victoria & Albert Museum of Design and the British Museum. All of these cultural stalwarts have permanent exhibitions that are fun, interactive and beautiful to behold.