The best of autumn in London – where to see the changing of the seasons

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autumn in London

London isn’t just a city full of teeming streets packed with shops, art galleries and historical landmarks – it’s also a wonderful place to enjoy the changing of the seasons thanks to its many beautifully maintained parks and green spaces.

As the leaves begin to change colour, a vibrant scene of russets, reds and brown hues begins to give London an autumnal feel, adding a beautiful backdrop to any visit at this time of the year.

Artists and tourists alike flock to many of the city’s parks and gardens to enjoy the autumnal landscape, so we’ve compiled a shortlist of the best places where you too can enjoy the changing of the seasons.

Read on to discover which of London’s parks give the best autumn displays and how you can reach them from our Park Grand London hotels.

Hyde Park

hyde park

One of the most iconic and best-loved parks in London, Hyde Park is a must for would-be photographers wishing to capture the natural beauty of the autumn landscape.

Hyde Park is perfect for families too as it’s home to the Princess Diana memorial gardens featuring an impressive river-style water feature and children’s playground, perfect for a dry afternoon.

Once you’ve enjoyed the rich colours and let the kids play amongst the falling leaves and memorial park, head back to one of our 4-star hotels in London to enjoy a hot chocolate in the bar to warm up a little before dinner.

Kensington Gardens

Kensington Gardens

Just a short leisurely stroll from one of our Park Grand London hotels is Kensington Gardens, a beautifully maintained open space featuring an ornate orangery that’s open to the public for a delicious afternoon tea.

Even if the weather is a little hit and miss, you can enjoy an unrestricted view of the beautiful trees with their bright red, brown and orange colours while you sample an Early Grey tea and a sumptuous selection of finger sandwiches topped with delicate sweet treats.

Don’t forget to visit the Albert memorial while you’re there!

Regents Park

Regent’s Park

Not only is Regents Park a beautiful place to while away a few hours and take in the beautiful autumnal foliage, but it’s also the home of several species of wild birds that start their migration during the autumn months.

Exotic and native wildfowl can be seen during this time as they head off for warmer climates before winter arrives, so you’re sure to spot at least a few of the 200 species of birds during your stay at one of our 4-star hotels in London.

Located in the very heart of London, Regents Park is easily accessible from any of our hotels and admission is free.

If you want to make the most of the impressive autumn migration, then don’t forget to pack a few pairs of binoculars so you can make the most out of this natural wonder on show at Regents Park.