Arguably one of the best times to visit London, autumn is particularly ideal for those looking to experience the best of the picture-perfect capital, lightly dusted in a blanket of fallen leaves. At this time of year, the swarms of the summer have passed to make way for a calmer London, whilst the buzz of activity remains with plenty to see and do outdoors before the days shorten and the winter chill kicks in.
A stay in the City of London is the perfect way to soak up the autumnal atmosphere. To give you a few ideas, take a look at our suggestions below – from outdoor to indoor you’ll be able to make the most of your visit.
You’d be missing out if you didn’t venture outdoors at the most Instagrammable time of year. With the trees glowing orange and the grass dusted in a beautiful blanket of orange and yellow, head to Greenwich Park for one of the most picturesque walks in the park you’ll experience. Greenwich Park is a short train ride from Tower Hill or alternatively you can take the ferry from Tower Pier to Greenwich Pier for a scenic ride.
Photo: Totally Thames
Riverside activities aren’t just for Summer! Totally Thames festival is an annual arts and culture festival with exciting installations, exhibitions and event participation spanning the length of the river for the month of September. This year head to The Royal Docks and you’ll spot the Ship of Tolerance, a large-scale art installation by Tate Modern.
Photo: The Tate
This Autumn, Korean artist Nam June Paik will be bringing all-encompassing installations in a major exhibition at The Tate Modern. An exhibition to captivate your senses in both sight and sound, you can expect to see over 200 works from his five-decade career.
Photo: IG, @Lordmayorsshow
A huge annual parade taking over the City of London with over 6000 people in participation, with its origins traceable all the way back to medieval London. Expect to see carriages, dancers, giant displays, marching bands and more. There’s no cost to attend and you can watch the procession at any point along the route that circles from Bank to Temple and back again.