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Where to admire London's attractive fall colours

In between sunny summer days and snowy winter evenings, London is often at its most attractive in autumn.

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It’s that time of year – when the cool, crisp air carries the promise of leisurely walks while kicking up leaves and cosy moments indoors. Whether you're enjoying a peaceful stroll in Cadogan Gardens, playing tennis with a backdrop of fiery-hued foliage or embarking on a park-hopping autumn adventure, we invite you to discover the best places to admire London's attractive fall colours.

Step into a magical season

Autumn is undeniably one of the best months to visit London, especially if you’re lucky enough to arrive during an Indian summer when gentle breezes and mellow temperatures make outdoor explorations an absolute delight. What's more, the summer crowds will have dispersed, granting you access to a more intimate London experience.

As fall foliage typically graces the city from September onwards, you can anticipate a picturesque display of an autumnal symphony of colours that transform the city's parks and tree-lined paths into enchanting wonderlands.

 

An autumn oasis at The Carlton Tower Jumeirah

Nestled in the heart of Knightsbridge – one of London’s most prestigious neighbourhoods – and overlooking the leafy splendour of Cadogan Gardens, The Carlton Tower Jumeirah is a stylish haven from where guests can savour the beauty of fall. Positioned centrally, the hotel not only offers breathtaking views of the city’s sparkling skyline, but also convenient access to some of its most beautiful parks and outdoor attractions.

Make the most of your seasonal retreat by indulging in some outdoor activity. Head to the private tennis courts at Cadogan Gardens, where you can perfect your forehand amidst the backdrop of autumnal hues. With numerous charming tree-lined streets and vibrant parks within close proximity to The Carlton Tower Jumeirah, you’ll find ample opportunities to enjoy the inspiring and nostalgic beauty of an autumn stroll.

Amazing fall colours in London's Battersea Park

 

Explore London’s scenic parks

The Carlton Tower Jumeirah places you right in the midst of some of London’s most picturesque parks, each with its own unique charm. Within easy reach, the historic Hyde Park welcomes you with 350 acres of open-air beauty, inviting autumn enthusiasts with its broad pathways and tranquil Serpentine Lake.

For a change of scenery, venture eastward to the regal splendour of Kensington Palace, or take a leisurely stroll westward along a continuous chain of verdant, including two more of the city’s eight Royal Parks. The paths that criss-cross Green Park lead past ancient trees and connect with St. James’s Park, offering postcard-worthy views of the London Eye, Westminster and Horse Guards Parade. Buckingham Palace and The Mall look even more majestic when framed by autumn foliage.

Stunning aerial view of Hyde Park in London

 

Explore the beauty on the other side of the river

While the parks near The Carlton Tower Jumeirah offer an immediate escape into a host of autumnal attractions, consider crossing the river to admire Battersea Park’s picturesque boating lake, stunning pagoda and enchanting gardens. As you explore the park's walking trails and Thameside paths, you'll be surrounded by an abundance of autumn foliage, making it an ideal spot for a leisurely picnic while the weather still allows for outdoor seating.

As the sun sets on your autumn adventures, retreat to The Carlton Tower Jumeirah, where you’ll find a world-class wellness sanctuary and welcoming dining areas. Keep in mind that while London has plenty to offer all year round, it’s during the autumn season that its parks and gardens truly dazzle and inspire as they transform into a tapestry of vibrant colours and serve as a stunning backdrop to the city’s bustling streets. To catch the foliage at its peak, plan your visit from late September through to early November.

Beautiful fall colours at Hyde Park's Serpentine lake in London


Cosy up in the heart of London’s most stylish neighbourhood at The Carlton Tower Jumeirah