Celebrating Autumn in London: Here’s How to Do it Right

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As the summer sun gives way to autumnal mists and wintery frosts, London transforms into a kaleidoscope of colours. The capital’s trees turn red, brown, and orange, creating stunning photo opportunities that need no filter. Take a walk through one of London’s many parks or head to the top of one of London’s iconic landmarks, such as the London Eye, for panoramic views of the city in all its autumnal glory.

With a stay at the boutique Chilworth London Hotel in Paddington, you’ll be just a short walk away from Hyde Park, Paddington Station in central London and many other hot spots where you can experience the beauty of autumn season in London. So, feel free to explore at your convenience and relax in the comfort of your luxurious hotel after exploring the best of the season’s sights and scenes.

Visit Hyde Park

As the summer sun gives way to the cooler days of autumn, the trees at Hyde Park burst into shades of red, orange, and brown, creating a stunning spectacle that is sure to take your breath away. Take a walk through the massive royal park and enjoy the crisp air and the rustling leaves. When you’re here, make sure to rent a rowboat on the Serpentine Lake and paddle through the colourful foliage. No matter how you choose to experience Hyde Park in autumn, you’re sure to be captivated by its beauty.

Take an Open-Top Bus Tour

There are several bus tour options available in central London, making it a great way to get familiar with the city and its many attractions. On a dry autumn day, an open-top double-decker bus is the perfect way to see the city’s autumn sights. You’ll get to listen to commentary as you travel, with multiple language options available. The tour typically takes you along the banks of the River Thames. You can also hop off at any stop and explore at your own pace. After your bus tour, enjoy a delectable afternoon tea near Paddington Station. It’s the perfect way to revitalise and indulge in a classic British experience.

Take a Harry Potter-Themed Walking Tour

Even if you’re not an avid Harry Potter fan, this walk is sure to be a very fun experience, especially if you’re travelling with kids. You’ll learn about the history of the city and its role in the Harry Potter films. The tour is approximately 2.5 hours long and starts in central London. So, explore the spectacular Harry Potter filming locations in London and enjoy a delicious meal at your choice of restaurant in Paddington afterwards.

Soak in the Autumn Views from the London Eye

The ever-popular London Eye on the South Bank of the River Thames in London offers 360-degree views of the city, including scenic landmarks like the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, and St. Paul’s Cathedral. The wheel is 135 meters (443 feet) tall and takes 30 minutes to complete one revolution. Enjoy panoramic views of the city, especially the autumn trees at their peak colour in October or November and click some pictures to look back at. The wheel moves slowly, so you have plenty of time to admire the beauty of London at its best.

When planning a trip to London in autumn, be sure to pack rain gear and comfortable, waterproof shoes. The autumn weather can be quite unpredictable, so it’s best to be prepared beforehand. Head back to your hotel and rejuvenate at a spa near Paddington to conclude a day of fun-filled autumn sightseeing in London.