The 20 Most Instagrammable Places in London

6th June 2019 Jess Kadel London Life

Whether you live in the capital, or you’re simply just visiting London, there are plenty of picturesque locations you can boast about on social media. From streets full of pastel coloured buildings, to flower markets and street arts, here are the best places to take pictures in London.

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1. The British Museum

If you’re an architecture fan, the British Museum won’t disappoint, the museum is free to enter and features a stunning white interior that’s 100% Instagram worthy.

2. Notting Hill

Made famous from the renowned 90s rom-com, Notting Hill is a must see. Home to pastel houses, quirky cafes and of course Portobello Road market, this is a firm favourite with influencer’s Instagram accounts.

3. Lancaster Road

The best places for Instagram in London has to include Lancaster Road. This is a street within Notting Hill, that boasts the most colourful houses in London. The bright pops of blue, green and purple are more eccentric than the pastel colours seen on Portobello Road.

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4. Tower Bridge

Instagram photos of the capital should include popular tourist sites, Tower Bridge being one of them. This is one of London’s many landmarks and looks stunning with the city’s skyline in the backdrop.

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5. Piccadilly Circus

For something a little more modern, Piccadilly reveals the true hustle and bustle of the capital. With bright lights and big screens which echo Times Square, this is definitely one of the Instagram worthy places in London.

6. Hillgate Place

For more pretty pastel houses, Hillgate Place is an Instagrammer’s dream. Unlike many of the road’s in Notting Hill, this one is typically a little quieter, so you can get your shots without an abundance of tourists.

7. Neal’s Yard

Get some more colour onto your ‘gram by visiting Neal’s Yard. This cute, hidden gem features a courtyard and cobbled lanes, surrounding by brightly painted buildings. For the best Instagram photos, head there early to avoid the lunchtime crowds.

8. Columbia Road Flower Market

For beautiful floral shots, there’s no place like the Columbia Road Flower Market. Every Sunday the road is transformed with foliage and flowers. Arrive at 8am when the market opens for the best shots. However this street has a vintage charm that is instagrammable enough without the flower market.

9. Buckingham Palace

As a top tourist destination, you can see why Buckingham Palace made the list. With regal architecture and the queen’s guards, the place is great is you want to witness royalty. Again visit early for good shots, to see the inside, the palace is open during the summer, December, January and during Easter.

10. Sky Garden

Another one of the best Instagram places in London is Sky Garden. As London’s highest public garden, you can enjoy panoramic views of the city. However, the inside is still picturesque with an indoor tropical garden.

11. Big Ben

As one of London’s most famous Landmarks, Big Ben is a firm favourite on Instagram feeds. This clock tower looks great whether illuminated at night or during the daytime. As a word of warning, the Big Ben has been under refurbishment since 2017, which is set to last 3 years. So, plan your visit for late 2020 if you want to see the building scaffolding-free.

12. Convent Garden

Convent garden is full of Instagrammable spots, especially the Convent Garden Apple Market which sells fruit, vegetables and handmade crafts. This is open every day of the week from 10am-6pm.

13. London Eye

As another popular London tourist attraction, the London Eye is iconic. Whether you capture photos of the London Eye itself or decide to get on it and capture the views below, this is a must see.

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14. Peggy Porschen

As a newer member of the London Instagram scene, Peggy Porschen is a chic bakery in Belgravia. While the interior is beautiful, the outside is the main attraction. It features a pastel pink exterior, a vintage bicycle and a doorway framed with foliage. Once you’ve taken your photographs, step inside for a tasty afternoon tea.

15. St Pancras Renaissance Hotel

You may already recognise this hotel from several Instagram photos, as it is a popular place. Particularly for its iconic staircase, which demonstrates regal British décor perfect for posing on.

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16. Shoreditch Street Art

For something more quirky and urban, there’s an abundance of street art in London, but most resides in Shoreditch. Most doors and walls are seen as a canvas, providing a perfect backdrop for colourful Instagram shots. You can even witness Banksy’s work on Rivington Street.

17. The Churchill Arms

Want to photograph a traditional British pub? The Churchill Arms is one of the most photogenic pubs in London, adorned with hanging plants and patriotic flags. This pub can be found in Kensington and can provide the perfect lunchtime break if you’re tired of sightseeing.

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18. Little Venice

As the name implies, Little Venice brings a slice of the Italian city into the UK. Here you can find the merging of canals full of colourful narrowboats. This place is perfect for a little peace from the city.

19. Millennium Bridge

Nicknamed the Wobbly Bridge, this Millennium Bridge is perfect if you want to marvel at British architecture. It’s also one for Harry Potter fans, as it features on the Half Blood Prince film.

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20. Oxford Street

The last of the Instagram places in London is the well-known Oxford Street. Full of shoppers, Oxford Street is one of the busiest streets in London, perfect for showing the hectic London life.

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Jess Kadel

Jess Kadel

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