WHAT TO DO THIS AUTUMN ON VILLIERS STREET16.09.2022
September has officially arrived! With temperatures dropping and the days beginning to shorten, most Londoners are now asking themselves how they can get in the Autumnal spirit. During this seasonal transition, it can be tricky to find fun activities in the city to do with friends, family or colleagues. So, we’ve pulled together a mini guide of how you can enjoy this Autumn in Central London!
Victoria Embankment Gardens
Opened in 1865 and located outside of Embankment Tube Station, Victoria Embankment Gardens boast a rich history of modern sculptures and war memorials, including those commemorating the Second World War, vibrant and beautiful flower beds, and an impressive grass area. The Gardens provide a wonderfully quiet retreat from the hustle and bustle of the Capital!
As part of the development plans of the Victoria Embankment, created from land reclaimed from the River Thames, the Gardens were considered to be Europe’s finest thoroughfare. So, grab a warm beverage, take a stroll down Villiers Street, and breathe in the fresh, Autumnal air in Victoria Embankment Gardens.
The National Gallery, Trafalgar Square
Founded in 1824, The National Gallery in Trafalgar Square contains over 2,300 works dating from the mid-13th century to 1900. The Gallery includes many famous pieces like van Eyck’s Arnolfini Portrait, Velázquez’s Rokeby Venus, Turner’s Fighting Temeraire, and Van Gogh’s Sunflowers. All major traditions of Western European painting are represented from the artists of late medieval and Renaissance Italy to the French Impressionists.
Only a short 6 minute walk from Villiers Street, hop off the tube at Charing Cross and embrace all the magnificence The National Gallery has to offer.
Gordon’s Wine Bar
As the nights draw in, get cosy with a mate or a date in London’s oldest wine bar, Gordon’s. Quenching the thirst of wine lovers for 130 years, Gordon’s Wine Bar, close to Covent Garden and London’s Theatreland, is renowned for its history with a vaulted candlelit cellar and old oak barrels filled with sherries and port.
A hidden gem, its walls are covered with old photographs and newspaper clippings of historic events you can step back in time with. Now is the perfect time to escape the city hustle and enjoy a selection of award-winning wines and great food.