Autumn In London by Sage Fitzpatrick

It may be cold or windy, but autumn can still be pretty awesome. The many afternoons wasted away drinking tea and watching movies on the couch, wearing knitted jumpers, hats and scarves and the gorgeous autumn colours that line our parks and cover our streets. Don’t let the weather keep you indoors because here are lots of things you can do during autumn in London.

For those book lovers among you, relaxing with your favourite story or trying to find a new one to loose yourself in is definitely the perfect autumn past time. And London is full of great bookshops to do so. It may be Café W in Greenwich or Daunt Books on Marylebone Road. The latter is known as a renowned travel and literary bookshop and is a great place to wile away the hours among the pages of many great books.

You may also choose to spend some of the autumn days feeling warm and a little more cultured in many of the London museums. And an added bonus is that many of them are free. What’s more is that there are a number of exhibitions that are taking place this season including; Terror and Wonder- the Gothic Imagination at the British Library, Sherlock Holmes- The Man Who Never Lived and Will Never Die, at the Museum of London and the Wildlife Photographer of the year at the Natural History Museum.

Or if you want to feel the crisp breeze and wrap yourself up in one of your many knitted jumpers, why not take a walk around many of the parks and woods in London and the surrounding areas? Epping Forest is over 6,000 acres and you’ll be able to take in the beautiful autumn scenery in one of the largest open public spaces in London. Or take a trip to one of the Royal Park’s. Regents Park, with its lovely gardens, or St James Park, which is home to a stunning lake that boasts a whole selection of wildlife for you to see.

Drinking tea, coffee or even hot chocolate is also a brilliant way to make you feel autumnal. For one of the best hot chocolates you’ll ever have, head to London’s Choccywoccydoodah. If you don’t have much of a sweet tooth then take yourself away from the hustle and bustle of Oxford Street and head to Attendant. A quirky bathroom turned coffee shop, which is sure to warm your hands before heading back out into the autumn breeze.

So what’s a little drop in temperature? Autumn is a great season and is one to enjoy inside and out. And if you don’t enjoy this season, winter will soon be on its way.

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