5 Wonderfully Autumnal Things To Do In London

Hello October. The best month in my opinion. I don’t know why but I really come alive during the colder seasons, maybe because Scorpio season is approaching…

I’m an Autumn girl through and through. I love the crunchy leaves and conkers on the pathways, pumpkin spiced and everything nice, candles burning from day to night, cosy-ness, mulled beverages, and of course, celebrating my birthday towards the end of October.

I tend to pop into London quite a lot during the colder seasons, I guess I just prefer it.

We were actually supposed to go into London yesterday for anniversary afternoon tea celebrations, however, sadly Joe and I have been super ill with some stomach-flu-bug-virus thing for almost a week. The good news is… we do have more London days planned during the next four months.

I am feeling a tad better today, as long as I’m sitting or laying down. If I walk around for a few minutes I start to turn again.. However, Joe is still suffering badly.

Any who…

Some of my favourite things to do in London during Autumn…

Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens,
Bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens,
Brown paper packages tied up with strings,
These are a few of my favourite things…

One of Sound of Music’s songs flashed into my head whilst writing that headline.

Regents Park

At the top of my wonderfully Autumnal list has to be wandering around Regents Park. It’s most gorgeous during Autumn. Also lovely to wander around every other season.

In previous years, I’ve visited Regents Park just before my birthday or on my actual birthday. I guess it’s become a bit of a tradition? I feel like I’m in my element here.

Art Exhibitions

I do love an Art Exhibition. I saw of my fave artists recently at Tate, Yayoi Kusama. I’ve been a huge fan of hers since 2010 ish. Saw her exhibit back in 2012. Then she blew up and I couldn’t get tickets a few years ago, but luckily I did get tickets this year. And, did see her collaboration with Harrods and LV earlier on this year.

Tate is a beautiful art museum. Always great to have a browse around there. I also love Somerset House, Design Museum, Hayward Gallery and a few others.

Browse a book store

Browsing beautiful book stores around London are a bit of a new thing for me. I’ve always loved to read or listen to audio-books from a young age, however I don’t make enough time for reading these days. I have about 100 books collecting dust.

Sometimes, I feel that Autumn inspires me to pick up a book and get utterly lost in it.

Joe and I visited Daunt Books in August this year and we throughly enjoyed having a nosey. I do remember the golden days when I used to rummage in Waterstones every week.

Long walks

I tend to do extremely long walks in London during Autumn. I love discovering new areas that I haven’t been to before. Although, it’s quite hard to find new areas to explore when you’ve previously lived in London and near-by for the majority of your life.

A few years back, I stumbled across a little park on a walk with Joe, it had a Ghandi statue that caught my attention.

It was a time where I felt mentally broken beyond repair and completely lost. I felt like I stumbled across this park for a reason. It gave me a little bit of hope to carry on with life, as 2017 was up there with one of the worse years of my life.

Afternoon Tea

I do love luxury afternoon tea days don’t I. Typical Londoner. Some of my faves are Sketch, Rosewood Hotel, and The Corinthia. Those have been top notch experiences for me personally. As well as the food and service being outstanding.

There are TONS of others that are great too.

Harry Potter Studios

It’s quite weird how close my previous house was to the Harry Potter studios. And oddly, I think I’ve only been there once or twice, once for Hogwarts in the Snow and once when it first opened.

The studios are just outside of London, in Watford, more towards Abbots Langley way.

Harry Potter movie marathons in Autumn are serious business in this house-hold. This year I’m planning on going to the studios again for the Dark Arts – Halloween special events. I’m rather excited!

So, that’s my list of 5 wonderfully autumnal things to do in London. Are you an Autumn girl at heart? What things do you love to do during the colder seasons?


    • zoey
      October 3, 2023 / 11:11 am

      It’s such a gorgeous city. I’m so lucky to have near-by and to have lived near and in London for over 30 odd years. xx

  1. Jillian
    October 4, 2023 / 3:10 am

    Thanks for your London news. I’m back in Australia now, but loved our short time there in July. I don’t like crowds so visited smaller places like the London dockyard museum, the Bank of England museum, canal walls and saw the bit of old Roman basilica at the Leadenhall Markets. I loved catching the buses and shopping at the local supermarket. London has such a great vibe.

    • zoey
      October 4, 2023 / 8:47 am

      I’ve got a few more London posts lined up for the rest of the year. Glad you loved your time over here. How lovely, I haven’t been to any of those places I don’t think. Leadenhall Market has been on my list for a while though. If you pop back, London at Christmas is super special with the lights down the main streets (Regent / Bond / Oxford St etc). And the likes of Winter Wonderland. But those places do get very busy.

      Australia is on my bucket-list. Too many countries on my bucket-list to be fair. x

  2. October 4, 2023 / 4:12 am

    London is such a pretty place! And these are some awesome things to do. Thanks a lot for sharing. Wonderful Post! Have a great day!

    • zoey
      October 4, 2023 / 8:48 am

      It’s gorgeous isn’t it! Thanks lovely, you too. x

  3. October 4, 2023 / 10:54 am

    We’ve got a little Regent’s Park date booked in for mid-October! My boyfriend and I went on a date there nine years ago, and we’re going to mark the occasion by heading back. Just love a park walk followed by food and a bookshop wander in the city!

    • zoey
      October 4, 2023 / 11:05 am

      Aww, how lovely! Hope you and your boyfriend have the best time. I’m going to try and squeeze in a visit to Regents Park in late October. I still need to have a lil solo date at some point too. I’m a little overwhelmed by the next couple of months though. So many plans on top of medical stuff! But exciting plans none the less. x

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