Luxury Autumn Weekends in London
The Autumn Equinox on 22nd September has seen the season officially turn in the UK. With it comes beautiful autumnal colours and stunning London scenery. Bright, crisp mornings, comfortably warm afternoons, and enough daylight to enjoy an outing makes autumn the golden season for luxury London. If you plan to enjoy a luxury autumn weekend in London, then, what should be on your to do list?
Don’t miss the splendour of the Royal Parks in autumn. From picture perfect woodland to breathtaking nature, you can while away an afternoon surrounded by London’s nature.
Sitting in between the luxury serviced apartments of Kensington, Mayfair, and Knightsbridge, this is certainly the most accessible Royal Park for a constitutional. With stunning walks through tree lined avenues, The Rose Garden, or along the serpentine, this park is a perfect frame for the autumn season.
The second largest of the eight Royal Parks, Bushy Park is located by Hampton Court Palace. Head here for spectacular golden leaf colours on the chestnut trees lining Chestnut Avenue, and roaming herds of red and fallow deer.
As the evenings close in, comfort starts to take priority when choosing accommodation. At your luxury serviced apartment you can expect high quality furnishings and well equipped utilities. In addition, there’s around 30% more space than a corresponding hotel suite. So after a day enjoying what London has to offer, you can truly relax in your comfortable and private space.
London is a real destination for history lovers. In this way there are a multitude of museums, galleries and destinations to visit. It can be hard to choose, but one institution that never disappoints is the V&A. This autumn, you can explore a number of exhibitions ranging from Middle Eastern Ceramic art to the Royal Academy of Dance at 100. From 20th November, the museum opens its exhibition of the work of Carl Fabergé, a stunning and luxurious collection.
Of course, eating out in the autumn is a must for those partial to seasonal ingredients. With the autumn harvests, locally sourced fare is rich and varied. With this in mind, seek out a spot at Core by Clare Smyth in Notting Hill. Subtle elegance is the order of the day in this 3 Michelin starred restaurant. The menu places seasonal, sustainably sourced British ingredients at its heart, so the autumn really is the perfect time to visit.
Perhaps an autumn visit to London is part of a long awaited celebration. If you’re looking for private dining options this season, you won’t want to miss out on glorious views and cityscapes. To appreciate autumnal Hyde Park in all its glory, ‘The Balcony’ at Galvin at Windows will not disappoint. This semi-private space is situated on the 28th floor of the London Hilton, Park Lane and can seat up to 30 guests.
For a luxury autumn, you’ll need an autumnal coat to match. Kensington and Chelsea luxury serviced apartments offer ease of access to the enormous range of luxury shopping on the Kings Road. So you can shop high end trends to find the perfect coat that befits the season.
Autumn is traditionally the most exciting season for West End theatre. As the evenings draw in, the offering from venues tends towards the starry and spectacular. This season, although the theatre industry is still gathering momentum, there are some real hot tickets. Play lovers should look at Four Quartets starring Ralph Fiennes. This strictly limited run at the Harold Pinter Theatre starts on 18th November. While, for visually stunning wonder, head to the Wyndham’s for Life of Pi, running from 15th November.
With so much to fit in, an autumn weekend in London is likely to be bustling, whatever you choose to explore. So make sure to begin and end the day in a private, luxury serviced apartment to get the best from your visit.