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7 of London’s most picture-perfect autumnal spots

Lisa Wright
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Lisa Wright

Sure, summer is great and winter has Christmas. But autumn is surely nature’s most photogenic season.

As soon as the leaves start to turn an array of fire-tinged hues, London turns into a snap-happy playground of Insta opportunity. This year, from the natural to the nurtured, is no different.

Here are seven of the city’s most postcard-worthy places, just waiting for you. So don your big coat, take a windswept walk and get ’gramming.

Kynance Mews 

This Kensington archway, replete with tumbling red leaves, has become one of London's most photographed autumn spots, and with good reason. It’s over in SW7 FYI, if you want to join the party.

Dominique Ansel Bakery

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London literally has autumn coming out of its ears! Sooooo pretty! 😍

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Belgravia bakery Dominique Ansel regularly adorns its doorway with elaborate floral designs. Now, they’ve adapted it for autumn and we’re SO on board.

Dalloway Terrace

Dalloway Terrace is the restaurant attached to swanky hotel The Bloomsbury. You don’t have to be a guest to bask in its leafy autumnal beauty, however. For brunch with pretty colours to look at, this’ll do us just fine.


This leaf-covered Hampstead house is so Insta famous, it’s basically the Kardashian of the north London property market. If you start to get jealous, though, just think of all the raking.

Covent Garden

Covent Garden might have changed drastically from the fruit and vegetable market of old, but currently, it’s home to a pop-up pumpkin patch. Which is fun to visit and to say.

The Ivy Chelsea Garden

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What a nice surprise to stumble upon in my way for coffee and cake!

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Another contender for Autumnal Doorway of the Year is this beauty, belonging to The Ivy Chelsea Garden. The sister restaurant to The Ivy itself, you’d expect it to be a bit swish, TBH.

Regent’s Park

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Unbe-leaf-able 🍂🍁#regentspark #autumn

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If all that seems a little bit OTT for your liking, go trad and head out to one of London’s gorgeous parks for a proper nature hit. Regent’s Park is our current favourite.

Want more autumn fun? Head to our guide of the city’s best seasonal activities.

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