On October 29, as the leaves begin to fall and the air takes on a crisper edge, London gears up for the annual ritual of turning back the clocks. Yes, the end of Daylight Saving Time is just around the corner, and that means an extra hour gifted to us all. Some may use it as a bonus hour of sleep, while others see it as an opportunity to make every moment count. To keep it short and sweet, we’ve got the lowdown on 7 fantastic 1-hour plans to do in London and make the most of that magical extra hour.
1. Indulge in seasonal afternoon tea at Peggy Porschen
As the autumn breeze sweeps through the city, what better way to embrace the season than by savouring an exquisite seasonal afternoon tea at Peggy Porschen’s? Indulge in the flavours of pumpkin spice, harvest fruits, comforting chocolates and salted caramel. Sip on Peggy’s signature blend of teas & infusions, or spice it up with their seasonal pumpkin spice latte for that extra “unf”!
2. Got to a Candlelight concert
If you’re wondering how to make the most of that extra hour. Then, Candlelight concerts are your ticket to an enchanting experience. Surrounded by the warm glow of countless candles, classically-trained musicians will serenade you with your favorite songs.
3. Explore Delight: Media Art Exhibition
Who says art exhibitions need hours to appreciate? Delight: Media Art Exhibition welcomes you into a mesmerizing world of urban creativity and sensory experiences. With 12 unique zones and over 25 digital art installations, you’ll be transported into the vibrant streets of a trendy city. Watch culture, dreams, and myths come alive in just one hour.
4. Stroll around Peckham
Peckham is a treasure trove of hidden gems and vibrant culture. Use your bonus hour to wander the shops of Rye Lane, grab a pint at Prince of Peckham, discover new street art and maybe even grab a quick bite at a delish BYOB. Check out our Guide to Peckham to discover more secret spots!
5. Relive your childhood at Disney100: The Exhibition
Unleash your inner child in under an hour at Disney100: The Exhibition. Immerse yourself in the world of beloved Disney characters and stories, and let nostalgia wash over you in this captivating exhibition. —Want to know what we think of it? Check out our review here!
6. Feast on West African flavours at Akara
If you’ve got an hour and an appetite, head to Akara. The new addition, from the esteemed owner of Akoko, explores the rich and bold flavours of West Africa. With a wide selection of barbequed meat, fish and vegetable plates, savoury black-eyed bean fritters and author cocktails, Akara will make your extra hour feel truly satisfying.
7. Try your luck at an escape room
In just 60 minutes, put your wits to the test and try your hand at an escape room adventure. It’s a thrilling way to make the most of your bonus hour, solving puzzles and uncovering mysteries. — 1 hour plans in London never seemed so fun!