We might be biased, but London is without a doubt one of the most beautiful places when autumn hits. With an estimated 8 million trees, it's hardly surprisingly that the city becomes an Instagrammer's dream as a canopy in hues of red, gold and orange emerges.

When September rolls around and the leaves start to turn, you don't have to go far to be blown away by scenes more autumnal than a pumpkin spiced latte.

St Dunstan in the East

Nestled in the heart of the City of London, when the weather starts to turn this church turned public park turns into a scene of pre-Raphaelite-esque beauty. Ageing ruined walls and echoes of its past life are the perfect backdrop to swathes of gold ivy, virginia creeper and waning hydrangea. Ooft.


St James Park

We could really include Regent's Park, Green Park and Hyde Park here too, but in our humble opinion, St James Park pips it for the most autumnal vibes of the Royal parks. Maybe it's the dense planting of tree, maybe it's colours reflecting in the pond or maybe it's the quintessentially London views all around it. Grab a hot drink and a cosy jumper and pretend you're in a cheesy film about our fair city. 

Notting Hill

Now West London isn't our usual haunt, but as the masses of maples and acer trees that line the streets of Notting Hill burst into brilliant reds, standing proud against the areas ubiquitous white stone, it's well worth a good stomp around at this time of year. 

Chelsea Embankment

More classic London views, this time along the river. Super romantic and a good long stretch for shuffling your feet through crispy leaves. 

Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

Still a relative newcomer on the London parks scene, this east London staple is filled with trees in various stages of establishment, meaning year on year you'll get a different display as the park grows. 

Kew Gardens

Where better to seek out masses of golden flora than one of the UK's best known botanic gardens? Kew Gardens is worth a visit any time of year, but is particularly lovely as autumn descends.

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