The golden leaves are fading away almost as quickly as they appeared here in London.
If there is one place you can still catch the last of Autumn in London, its Regents Park.
I’m used to the colours of Richmond Park and Hyde Park, but Regents Park truly topped them all this year.
The leaves may be falling from the trees, but that just makes the pavements even more beautiful – just try to resist kicking around in the absolute piles of leaves…
The park is big enough to spend hours in whiling away the day. Grab a coffee and snack from one of the teeny cafes or even go for a full meal in the few restaurants that are here.
But what really is worth a visit, is Primrose Hill.
Not far from Regents Park itself, Primrose Hill is a gorgeous viewpoint that looks out over the whole of London. Going in fall was probably the best decision I’ve made in a long time; those gorgeous colours just looked breath-taking amongst the famous London skyline.
I do love winter and getting festive, but I’m sure going to miss fall.
Last weekend I walked through a wintery dream. Christmas is the perfect time to get your pals together, and as most Londoner’s (and tourists especially) know, there is no better place in the capital to get festive than Hyde Park’s Winter Wonderland. As a rather experienced visitor myself, here are my top things to do here…
- Carousel Bar
- Old-School Rides (waltzers, anyone?)
- Bavarian Village
- Cirque Berserk (book online beforehand)
- Drink: Mulled Wine and Eat: Pancakes/Waffles and German Sausages.
- The Ice Kingdom (book online beforehand)
We began at the good old ‘carousel bar’. My favourite. The bar is literally a moving carousel, and you have to jump up on to a circulating platform in order to grab your drinks. The drinks definitely hit you a lot harder up there…
This guy could give my nightmares though…
Grabbing a cider, we then moved onto the stalls… pancakes and waffles. So many choices when it comes to food here…
Make sure to get a little crazy and dance within the crowd in the Bavarian Village to the loud live music.
Warm up by the fires and grab some fresh food.
Market stalls are aplenty here too, of course. View arts and crafts, to christmas decs, to food, to pretty impressive blacksmith stalls.
I believe that to fully experience this place you will have to spend some money, either on food or some of the attractions. However, the best thing about this event is that you could still go and enjoy it completely FREE without buying anything. Just beware, your stomach will grumble within minutes of smelling those Nutella pancakes.
WHAT: Winter Wonderland
WHERE: Hyde Park, London
WHEN: Open now until 3rd January (best enjoyed during the build up to Christmas, ofc…)
PRICE: FREE ENTRY (Except for all food/drink and separate attractions)