The leaves are beginning to curl inwards and turn red, orange and yellow, the nights are becoming darker and the mornings feel considerably fresher, we can safely assert that autumn has arrived.
Don’t let the cooler weather and darker nights put you off getting out and about in London, as, on the contrary, now can be a great time of year to explore and experience the capital. We take a look at three great things to do in London this autumn.
Power of Making, V&A, Cromwell Road September 6, 2011 – January 1, 2012
Attending exhibitions can be a great way to ‘beat the autumn blues’ in London, and none more so than the Power of Making exhibition at V&A. This unique show has been collaborated by the V&A and the Crafts Council and presents more than 100 crafted objects, made by both amateurs and professionals.
The exhibit, which combines both time-honoured techniques with some innovative ones, includes a ceramic eye patch, a life-size crochet bear, the handcrafted puppets from the 2009 film Fantastic Mr Fox, a metal flute, amongst many, many more.
Horse Riding in Hyde Park
There is nothing quite as invigorating as riding a horse on a fresh autumn morning. Horses have been stabled at Hyde Park for more than 300 years and there are five miles of bridleways designed for riding around the park and beside the Serpentine Lake.
Autumn, with the leaves falling on the park and a vibrant mesh of colours, can be a fantastic time to experience horse riding here and makes for a truly memorable day out.
A typical session’s itinerary includes an introduction and briefing, mount-up, hack through the bridleways and return to the stables for photographs.
London Eye and Thames Cruise for Two
Autumn is a truly picturesque season in any city, but particularly, it seems in London, which, with its unique landmarks, really seem to stand out during this time of year. Why not indulge in sight-seeing this autumn with a London Eye and Thames Cruise for Two?
Throughout the day you will experience seeing London at an incredible 135 metres above the River Thames on the London Eye, with views stretching as far as 25 miles away. You will then experience London from a completely different perspective as you enjoy observing London’s vivacious autumn colours from a 30 minute cruise on the River Thames.
So that’s three great things to do in London this autumn, how about another? Why not stay at the fabulous Luxury hotel in London, The Wyndham Grand in Chelsea Harbour? You can book online or by calling +44 (0)20 7823 3000.