Winter is coming. But don’t make like Jon Snow and get all doom and gloom about it. The arrival of autumn equals cosy jumpers, new shoes and London’s green spaces transforming into captivating swathes of orange. Finally, we can stop complaining about the lack of sunshine and embrace our city at its chilly, charming best.
The change in the season also means a whole host of new openings, events and festivals are on the horizon. For starters The Post Office’s secret underground railway, Mail Rail, is reopening to the public. For years it connected the city’s post offices, carrying up to four million letters a day. From September 4, the rails, which stretch six-and-a-half miles from Paddington to Whitechapel, will be transporting visitors instead. It’s a spine-tingling and super-geeky journey that gets our stamp of approval.
We can also finally stop hanging around on the streets of Soho waiting for our Sri Lankan crêpe fix. Hoppers, the popular street food spot, is opening a second restaurant in St Christopher’s Place on September 12. The brand new branch will seat 85 hungry Londoners and, best of all, they will take reservations. 🙌
September also sees annual staples like Open House, Totally Thames and the London Design Festival return for more packed programmes of events.
And that’s not all! Check out our guide to the best things to do in London this autumn.