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Eight of the best places to see the autumn leaves change colour in west London

There are plenty of gorgeous places in west London to head this autumn; here are the very best spots to watch the falling leaves!

Here are the best places in autumn London to capture the gorgeous autumn colours(Image: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

As of this Thursday (September 22), autumn is officially here! The day marks the Autumnal Equinox this year, which means, from this point on, the nights are now longer than the days.

But all's not doom and gloom! The arrival of autumn means that west London is about to get seriously stunning with reds, oranges and browns colouring the trees any day now.

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And if you're looking for an Instagram-worthy shot of the capital in all of its gorgeous autumn colours, we've picked our favourite places to get a great photo.

Why not let us know if we've left any great spots off by tweeting @WhatsOnGWL?

Hyde Park

Hyde Park is one of the most gorgeous, leafy parks in west London to watch the seasons change, with acres of lovely nature to photograph and enjoy.

Why not sit by the Serpentine and watch the world go by this autumn?

Hyde Park, Westminster, W2 2UH - 0300 061 2000

Kew Gardens

As a Botanical Garden, you won't find many places better than Kew Gardens for sheer variety and beauty of plants and flowers.

Boasting the world's largest and most diverse collection of living plants, head to the gardens to catch a stunning glimpse of the changing weather... You could even try getting a shot from above on their treetop walkway!

Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Richmond, TW9 3AE - 020 8332 5655

The Thames Path

The gorgeous Thames Path stretches through many areas of west London, including Hammersmith, Kew and Richmond, all with the view of the Thames river.

Why not take a stroll or a jog down the path and enjoy the crisp, cold mornings and orangey trees?

Richmond Park

Richmond Park is the largest of all the Royal Parks in London, therefore it'll be one of the best when it comes to finding that perfect autumnal photo for Instagram... And the fallow deer will be more than happy to pose for a picture or two!

Richmond Park, Richmond, TW10 5HS - 0300 061 2200

The Mall in Westminster

Lined with neat trees and facing the picturesque Buckingham Palace, The Mall is definitely a spot to take your friends to this autumn... You don't get much more quintessentially London than this!

Why not pick up a pumpkin spiced latte and walk down The Mall for a real taste of autumn in west London?

Bushy Park

With fallow deer roaming around and plenty of gorgeous trees, lakes and grassland, Bushy Park is a royal park to make sure to visit this autumn.

Take a stroll around the lake in the chilly air, and then walk up to Hampton Court to have a fun, seasonal day out with your family.

Bushy Park, Hampton Court Road, Hampton, TW12 2EJ - 0300 061 2250

Brompton Cemetery

It may sound morbid, but Brompton Cemetery is a truly beautiful place to visit, filled with historic monuments, trees and wildlife, as well as the stories of the fascinating people buried there.

Enjoy walking around and taking in the history... Just make sure not to visit on Halloween!

Brompton Cemetery, Fulham Road, West Brompton, SW10 9UG - 020 7352 1201

Ruislip Woods

Ruislip Woods National Nature Reserve is the biggest single area of woodland in Greater London, which makes the area perfect for taking long, chilly strolls, kicking up leaves, and taking gorgeous pictures.

Want to try out some delicious warming recipes now the weather is turning? Why not try these?

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