Things to do this Autumn

Days are shorter and nights are colder – but this doesn’t mean it is just time for movie nights wrapped in a warm blanket with a hot drink.

Here are some ideas to keep yourself busy during Fall season, feel free to add more in the comments section below!

Get Lost in a Park

Let’s admit it – nothing can compare to the magic beauty of nature in Autumn. The stunning colours, the lukewarm Fall sun, the peace of walking on a leafy track… this is the perfect time to get on your walking boots and take a walk in the beautiful countryside or just prepare yourself for a stroll in one of the numerous city’s park. The most famous ones in London are definetely the Royal Parks: they are easy to reach, being in the middle of the city, and it doesn’t take too long to walk around (if you are the lazy type!). Check the website to discover what’s on or download detailed maps.

Get Ready for Halloween

It’s the season of ghosts, witches and creepy creatures and stories… prepare yourself for the haunted night participating to some spooky event before end, and nothing will scare you on Halloween! Haunted Britain offers scary walks around London, between abandoned churches, dark alleways and creepy buildings. For Jack the Ripper’s lovers (???) London is the place to be, with the many tours that take you to the 1888 murders’ sites or even show you original pictures of those times. An alternative ideas for those who cannot renounce the occasional drink join the London Zombie walk: taking place on 27th October, is basically a zombie-themed pub crawl. The walking deads meet at 1pm at The Slug and Lettuce in Southbank and then continue their walk at other bars throughout the city. Wanna join? Make sure you look dead!

Never mind the diet

Winter is coming and you’ll be hidden under layers of warm clothes – if you put on a bit of weight, nobody wil notice for a few months. So forget your diet for a while and enjoy all the food options that Autumn has to offer. Those with a sweet tooth cannot miss out on London’s Chocolate week: running from 14th till 20th of October, the event features talented chocolatiers, special exhibitions and yummy tastings. Sunday lunch is also a must of the colder season, so why not try out new gastro pubs for the traditional roast, or discover a new cuisine for your Sunday lunch? Time Out has already put together a list of the best places to get lunch on a Sunday – but you can also try and create one yourself!

Unpredictable Weather

99% chances of rain shouldn’t stop you from doing stuff, but should force you to try more indoors activities! All the mayor museums in London are opening the Autumn season with new exhibitions – just to to name one, Paul Klee is at Tate Modern since the 16th of October. And if art is not your cup of tea, you still have no excuses! You can choose between alternative cinemas (check out Prince Charles cinema for night-long marathons or sing-a-long screenings), indoor skating on disco’s rhythm or the usual pint of beer with friends at the local pub.

If you really want to stay in, do it with style – throw a party and serve some wintery drinks!


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