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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!