London is popular with both tourists and locals, with something spectacular to discover in every season. Summer and Christmas are without a doubt the best time to enjoy London but Autumn is another great time to explore London and the English Countryside. The green spaces of London and the English countryside transform into a riot of colours during the Autumn season. Let’s discover the Best places to see Autumn colours near London.
What is the best time to see fall colours in London?
Autumn is a great time to explore the many parks and gardens in and around London and the English Countryside. Autumn in the UK is from September to the end of November but the best time to see the fall colours in London is from mid-October to early November.
Best places to see Autumn colours near London.
Autumn colours can be seen right across the country including London and its suburbs. It really depends on how far you are willing to travel to experience the fiery shades of orange and red and yellow.
There are several parks in London that are perfect to enjoy the fall colours.
- Hyde Park – One of the most popular and largest green space in the heart of the city and arguably the best place to take a long walk and enjoy the autumnal colours.
- Holland Park & Kyoto Garden – Nestled in one of the affluent neighbourhoods of London, Holland Park makes the perfect backdrop to your Autumn Instagram feed. If that is not enough it is home to Kyoto Garden – a Japanese themed garden where you can experience the fiery reds of the Acers.
- Battersea Park – Located in South London over 200 acres, this park is a popular destination for Londoners all year round. It will not disappoint you with the autumn colours and is also a great place bird watching.
- Regent’s Park and Primrose Hill – Home to the famous London Zoo Regents Park offers stunning shades of gold and yellow. Take a leisurely stroll up to Primrose Hill for those iconic view of London’s skyline.
- Hampstead Heath – Another popular picnic spot during the summer months for Londoners Hampstead Heath. The perfect place to take a leisurely stroll on a crisp Autumn morning and enjoy the colours.
With over 100 gardens and parks spanning across the country, the National Trust is home to some of the most historical palaces and places natural beauty. From Coast to Coast it offers its members and guests a plethora gardens, parks and palatial homes and preserves natural beauty. The Best places to see Autumn colours near London at the National Trust are as follows.
Morden Hall Park – Located in South London on the banks of the River Wandle – Modern Hall Park covers over 50 hectares of parkland. Walk along the river or cross over one of the numerous foot footbridges that make it picture perfect. Relax and enjoy a hot beverage at the Stableyard Café.
Ham House – Popular for being one of Britain’s most haunted stately homes Ham House is another great place to enjoy the autumn colours. Walk along the Hornbeam Arch and into the Kitchen Garden to witness a riot of colours. Don’t miss out the pumpkins ready for Halloween.
Osterley Park and House – One of the largest open spaces in London with a large mansion sitting at the heart of the garden – In its grounds, there is a large mansion which is often referred to as ‘Osterley House’. The burnished tones of red and gold all around the estate are an absolute treat.
Primarily made up of eight beautiful parks covering over 5,000 acres of historic parkland and green spaces in the heart of London. The parks are also home to hundreds of buildings, statues and memorials that reflect the heritage of the great City.
Richmond Park – The one which really impresses me all year round is Richmond Park. Richmond Park is in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames, a short journey from the heart of the City. It is the largest of the Royals Parks and was created by Charles I as deer park. Visit the famous Isabella Plantation for fiery reds and golds and the perfect Insta photo.
The 8 Royal parks are:
- Hyde Park.
- Kensington Gardens.
- Richmond Park.
- Bushy Park.
- St James’s Park.
- The Green Park.
- The Regent’s Park and Primrose Hill.
- Greenwich Park.
If you have the time and can travel further,here is my list of the 10 Best Places to enjoy fall in the UK.
- Westonbirt Arboretum, Gloucestershire.
- RHS Wisley, Surrey.
- Mar Lodge Estate, Aberdeenshire.
- Coombe Hill, Buckinghamshire.
- New Forest.
- Kielder Forest, Northumberland
- Loughrigg Tarn and Elterwater, Langdale valley – Lake District
- Grizedale Forest, Cumbria.
- Stourhead, Wiltshire
- Bolderwood, Hampshire.
I hope you have enjoyed reading this Blog and helps you visit some of the Best places to see Autumn colours near London. You might also enjoy reading about the 12 Most Instagrammable Places in London.