It’s a winter wonderland in the midst of London’s hectic Christmas crowds.

Dalloway Terrace is a beautiful little café and restaurant that has completely designed its interiors and exteriors to look like a winters dream – it just happens to also make the most warming hot chocolate too…

We stepped out on a Wednesday on a mission to get in a Christmasy mood in central London, and Dalloway Terrace sure did the trick.

We turned up without a reservation (despite the website stating they are all booked up) – but there’s nothing a little tweet and lucky visit can’t do. Luckily, we arrived and the place seemed near enough empty.

Don’t be deceived by its frosty interiors: blankets, cushions and hot water bottles galore are on offer her at the terrace, and we were pretty much roasting towards the end of our visit.

I was dying to try out the rest of the menu but I’ll have to save that for next time. Our hot chocolates had to do us for today – I guess the thick hot chocolate comes with a gingerbread men to nibble on if you do feel a bit peckish…

They have the most beautiful little florist pop-up shop outside too, which you just have to explore.

 

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Picture yourself: you’re walking through a vast park with thousands of trees. Their red, yellow and burnt orange leaves fall around your feet. The sun still shines, but the fresh air bites just enough for you to nuzzle into your oversized scarf; so you tighten your grip around your warm coffee cup and…

Yeah, you get the picture. In case you didn’t gather I was describing an autumn day in London… and the perfect way to spend an Autumn day here is to grab a hot cuppa’ coffee and kick around in the leaves.

As much as I love the adventures of summer and the beauty of Spring, there is nothing quite like seeing the trees turn red.

Did you know that 47% of London is green space? Bundle on that warm sweater, take that cuppa’ coffee to go and to one of my four favourites this Autumn.

  1. Wander around Barnes Wetland Centre

A place many people have not heard of, I came across Barnes Wetland Centre last weekend, when we went for a stroll after a Sunday pub lunch at the Red Lion. There is not a lot to do as such here, but it was like a painting.

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2. Grab a hot drink in Green Park after a visit at Buckingham Palace

Being so close to Buckingham Palace, this park is a place every visitor will surely walk through or see; so it is an obvious one. (As is Hyde Park). However, I couldn’t leave it out as it is one of my favourites.

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3. Walk along the Thames in Putney, South West London

Although when people first think of Putney they think of the main high street, if you were to walk along the bridge you’d find a park and an autumn haven of a riverside walk, popular with joggers and dog walkers.

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4. Holland Park, Kensington

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These are my most recent favourite places I have seen this Autumn. Where are yours?

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