6 signs Autumn is officially here

Today is the Autumnal Equinox, marking the first day of Autumn. While we all love summer and are sad to see it go, we’re equally excited about the onset of cosy fireplaces and beautiful foliage.

So it’s time to bring out those jumpers, start making comforting soups and embrace the lovely season that Autumn is.

Here are six signs it’s Autumn in the UK.

1. Pumpkin Spice Lattes

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While pumpkin spice everything has totally taken over America, here in the UK the sweet yet savoury flavour is still a bit under wraps. But if you haven’t already tried the limited time only Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte, you are seriously missing out on the pure taste of autumn.

2. The foliage is starting to turn

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One of the best things about autumn is watching the leaves on the trees turn beautiful yellows, oranges and reds – and it’s already happening in some areas. Some of the best spots to catch some jaw-dropping colour are here in the UK, so don’t forget to step back and appreciate the view from time to time.

3. You’re planning your apple and pumpkin picking weekend

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There are tons of Pick Your Own farms around the country, and within easy reach of the capital. Find out which farms have the produce you want, and spend an afternoon in a pumpkin patch or picking apple trees. Then practise your best Bake Off skills making very autumnal pumpkin pies and apple crisp.

4. You’re dreaming about curling up next to a cosy fireplace

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Image: Instagram/@iamhollyc

What could be better after a brisk walk in the chilly autumn air than curling up by a roaring fire with your glass of wine or cup of tea?

5. Halloween is just around the corner

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Image: Instagram/@horrorfromthetv

It’s more than a month away, but some of us are already getting ready for the best parties of the year. There are tons of events going on around London, so reserve your spot early and start working on your scariest costume ever.

6. Romance is in the air

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Image: Shutterstock

Okay, so normally spring is the season associated with new romance. But you can’t argue with the fact that there’s something atmospheric about autumn that just screams cosy cuddling and long walks in the park. The golden mornings, mist and fog are like something straight out of a 19th century romance novel.