As the nights start to draw in, autumn brings London to life with colour in preparation for the seasonal festivities yet to come. A walk from the Beaufort’s central location in London can quickly take you from the bustling streets and department stores to the royal parks, museums and coffee shops in which to escape the changeable weather and warm up. Read on for some of the best walks around Central London in autumn.
Clear crisp days in London are perfect for walks in any of London’s Royal Parks but Hyde Park with over 4,000 trees changes from lusciously green to fiery reds, yellows and oranges looking photogenic even on a wet day. Sit by the Serpentine or take in the views from the water before boating closes at the end of October. The walk from the Beaufort Hotel to Hyde Park should only take around 10 minutes passing Harrods and Harvey Nichols.
For a longer walk through four of the Royal Parks follow the Diana Princess of Wales Memorial Walk which takes you through St James’s Park, Green Park, Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens. This seven mile walk will not only give you the chance to see Central London in its autumnal colours but also passes the sights of Kensington Palace and Buckingham Palace. A route map can be downloaded from the Royal Parks.
While the colder weather may see you want to stay indoors where it’s warm and watch a film, a walk to Brompton Cemetery can take you to the location of many films. GoldenEye, Jack & Sarah, Stormbreaker and Johnny English are just a few of the films that have used Brompton Cemetery, its Victorian gravestones and buildings as a backdrop. The walk from The Beaufort Hotel to Brompton Cemetery will take just over 30 minutes following Fulham Road.
To help you warm up after your walk, the Beaufort offers complimentary Cream Tea to all of our guests between 3-5pm throughout the year. Served in your room or in the lounge our afternoon tea includes homemade scones with jam and clotted cream and a choice of teas including English Breakfast, Earl Grey, Green, Peppermint, Darjeeling and Chamomile.
In addition to complimentary Cream Tea you can also take advantage of our Autumn offer and save 15% when you book a minimum of three nights in a deluxe or junior suite. This package includes continental breakfast served in your room, complimentary drinks from the residents bar from 3-11pm and free WiFi.
If you don’t have the opportunity to stay with us during autumn there is still so much to see in winter. Sign up to our newsletter for our latest offers straight to your inbox and follow us on Twitter.