Looking to spend a perfect autumn day in London? Here’s a personalized guide to spending an autumn day in the city — from a Londoner!
There’s something about autumn in London that makes you feel like you’re in a movie. Old English houses bathed in bright oranges and fiery reds. The smell of crisp morning dew right before autumn sunrise. And picturesque London scenes on every corner.
If you want to spend a perfect Autumn day in London you’ve got to do it like a local. So, if you ever find yourself on this side of the pond here’s how to spend a perfect autumn day in London.
Brunch at Dalloway Terrace
One of the most enchanting restaurants in London, Dalloway Terrace is everything you imagine quintessential British charm to be. The interiors are all done up for autumn making it the perfect place to start your day in style.
After spending a couple of minutes oogling at their brunch menu the Berries and Lemon Curd Buttermilk pancakes couldn’t be missed. It’s definitely the kind of place that leaves you yearning for a photo or two, so don’t forget your camera!
Roam Brompton Cemetery
Not the first thing that comes to mind when you think of exploring London, but worth it nonetheless. One of the oldest burial grounds in England Brompton Cemetary is a beautiful place for strolling and escaping city life.
I spent the morning wandering through the tombs, taking photos and reading the stories of passed Londoners. Definitely not in my usual London repertoire, but I’m already planning my future visits — such a unique experience!
Wander London Mews
London mews are a sight for any occasion. But somehow they’re all the more special come autumn. These maid stables turned crème de la crème of London real estate are home to some of the most beautiful cobbled estates in London.
But with the graze of autumn hitting the fall leaves— the mews become irresistibly picturesque. Best to take your camera and head to my personal favorite, Kynance Mews to add some pretty pictures to your autumn day in London.
Stroll Along Chelsea Embankment
One of London’s most affluent suburbs, autumn in Chelsea does not disappoint. But I knew the real fall glory lied in Chelsea Embankment. A sprawling walkway along the Thames it’s one of the best autumn walks in London, in my very humble opinion.
Between the Chelsea Embankment Garden, rustic red houses, and the Victorian sculptures you could easily waste hours here taking in the scenery.
Pop into John Sandoe’s Bookstore
There’s something about autumn that makes you want nothing more than to curl up with a good book and some tea (wow, I really am turning British). So to add to my London day, I had to pop into a bookstore.
Hidden in a corner of Chelsea this unassuming book shop houses everything from travel fiction to mystery thrillers. It’s independently run and a local London favorite with thousands of reads to dig into. I loved having my Notting Hill moment browsing all the travel guides and romance reads.
Walk St. Regent’s Park and Relax on Primrose Hill
Any day on Primrose Hill is well spent to me. And with Regent’s park only a stone’s throw away, you can make it a two-for-one!
Not only are the grounds dripping with autumn leaves (and one of the best free views in London to match) but there’s a ton to do around the area. And some great bakeries to try too.
What do you get up to in autumn in London? Let me know on Instagram @candaceabroad 🙂