As summer starts to fade, the air becomes cooler and the days shorter, many people may be thinking twice before venturing outside. Before you decide to put the kettle on and get your blanket out, take a look at some of the beautiful scenery that autumn has brought to London.
Areas all over the city have turned orange and golden, and the roads around our Hyde Park Paddington hotels have been bathed in golden brown leaves providing all sort of wonderful photo opportunities. If you’re a professional photographer or an avid shutterbug, you won’t want to miss out on some of these gorgeous views that can be found just around the corner from our Paddington hotels London.
Just because the green of summer has now disappeared and the leaves are falling to the ground, it doesn’t mean that London’s famous parks don’t still have a lot to offer in the way of beautiful scenery. Stroll through the historic Royal Park and make your way through the trees in search of the perfect shot. Capture the low autumn sun as it peaks through the golden treeline for a gorgeous autumn photograph. If you’re into nature, there are so many places to capture amazing shots at Regent’s Park. Why not try getting out your macro lens and getting some closeup shots of the newly fallen leaves?
Probably the most famous of London’s greeneries, Hyde Park is a treasure trove of scenic beauty and has all kinds of hidden spots and secret places to capture some great photos. Not only does the park have a lot of trees, plants and wildlife to take photos of, it also contains a selection of historic statues and memorials that would make great additions to your London photo album. Snap a picture of the whimsical Pan statue before making your way to the Joy of Life fountain.
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Just down the road from our Hyde Park Paddington hotels sits this iconic 19th-century triumphal arch which once served as the entrance to Buckingham Palace. The gorgeous white monument was built by John Nash to be the state entrance to the palace and has kept travellers and culture seekers clicking their cameras for decades. It now sits at the centre of a busy roundabout and is seen by thousands of people every day. If you really want some iconic shots of the city, be sure to head over to the corner of Hyde Park and snap a shot of the famous Marble Arch against its classic city backdrop.
You’ll need to hop on the Tube for this one but the short journey through the underbelly of Hyde Park will be more than worth it to point your camera at the most famous palace in London. As the official residence of the Queen, Buckingham Palace draws in millions of enthusiastic tourists every week. Be sure not to forget your camera so you don’t miss out on a photo with a member of the iconic Roya Guard.