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Autumn in London: Best Places to See Gorgeous Fall Foliage

Updated: Oct 22, 2022

If you’re a natural-born explorer looking for the most stunning autumnal spots across London you’re in luck! Here’s a wonderful selection of some breath-taking displays of bold and bright autumn colours. Adopt leaf-peeping as a new hobby, take your camera, and let’s discover those photogenic shades of yellow, orange, and red in full splendour, proof that autumn is one of the best seasons to explore this spectacular city.

The beautiful 150-year old ornamental Italian Gardens on the north side of Kensington Gardens, near Lancaster Gate..
Flame-colored leaves in the beautiful 150-year old ornamental Italian Gardens on the north side of Kensington Gardens, near Lancaster Gate.

Hyde Park & Kensington Gardens

Known as London's equivalent of the Central Park in New York, the 350-acres Hyde Park displays one of the widest, most famous, and utterly spectacular autumnal displays in Central London and beyond. Just stroll along its countless paths to admire over 4,000 trees, including London Plane, Sweet Chestnut, Lime, and English Oak. To see the breathtaking array of colours from a different perspective, rent a pedal boat on the Serpentine.

One of London’s eight royal parks, Hyde Park was originally established in 1536 as Henry VIII’s hunting ground. It can easily be accessed from various tube stations, including Hyde Park Corner, Marble Arch, or Knightsbridge. And if you’re in a shopping mood, Oxford Street is just around the corner.

Regent's Park

Every autumn, the delightful Regent’s Park in central London lights up in stunning shades of warm oranges, golden yellows, and deep reds. Get ready to walk on cobalt-coloured carpets of fallen autumnal leaves and don’t forget to look up at the never-ending domes of barely-hanging foliage.

Kynance Mews, South Kensington

Nestled in the charmingly leafy South Kensington, the picturesque Kynance Mews is probably London’s most popular spot to capture arches that glow burgundy red and ivy-draped houses.

Little Venice

A short walk from Paddington Station, the canals of Little Venice boast a sublime autumnal scenery. And if a stroll through the canals is not enough, why not hop aboard a canal boat to enjoy the full experience (and better views)?

Richmond & Richmond Park

To experience London in all its autumn glory, you must take the District line or the Overground to Richmond. From the station, you can head to the Riverside, via Richmond Green, and then towards Terrace Gardens and further up on the hill.

Kew Gardens

Kyoto Gardens & Holland Park

Chiswick Park


Gunnersbury Park

Walpole Park

Brent Lodge Park & Brent Canal

Horsenden Hill

*All photos were taken by Ina/WithinLondon, unless stated otherwise :)

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