It’s not just the usual assortment of gorgeous British trees like oaks and willows that makes Battersea Park such a special autumn destination – its variety of gardens (from subtropical to winter) make it one of the city’s more fascinating green spaces. The hybrid strawberry tree with its red bark is a standout, and by autumn’s end it’s covered in fruit and white flowers.
London is great all year round, but it’s definitely during the autumn months that this city is at its most beautiful. Sure, the days get shorter, but that just means more gorgeous early evening sunsets and the chance to hole up in a cosy pub. If you’ve got a dog, all the better.
Get out and about in London’s parks as the greenery of the summer starts to turn and the trees take on warm red, orange and yellow hues, and the crunchy leaves invitingly pile up. These are the most lovely London parks for a magical and atmospheric autumn walk.
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