Both London and the gram are major loves of mine. Our capital city has so many pretty places it’s almost impossible to know where to start. Personally, these are some of my favourite spots.
1. Neal’s Yard
This spot is hidden away off theatre street, Shaftesbury Avenue, so not many people know it despite its central location. I love the colourful shops and restaurants, especially in the summer.
2. Primrose Hill
Here the houses are colourful, the cafes adorable and half the cars seem to be retro and grammable too. It’s not as busy as some of London’s central streets so it’s a nice place to wander and take photos.
3. Peggy Porschen Cakes
I wonder how many people eat the cakes at this pretty cafe in Victoria and how many just take photos of the outside. I took the second option because it was closed when I walked past at 6pm – but I’ll be back for sweet treats.
4. The Shoreditch street art
I could spend all day wandering the cool and quirky art around Brick Lane.
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5. The Churchill Arms
Possibly the most beautiful pub in the world. I used to drink here a couple of years ago when I worked around the corner in Kensington (insider tip: there’s an awesome Thai restaurant inside). Now I’m just one of those snap happy tourists outside. This spot is prettiest in the summer – just look at all those flowers!
6. Tower Bridge
It’s hard to get a bad photo of this beaut. Even though it’s touristic, it’s iconic. I love that.
7. Notting Hill
In Notting Hill, you’ll find countless colourful houses, pretty doorways and flowery displays. I could wander the streets all day – in fact, I have been known to do exactly that!
8. Camden’s street art
Camden’s colourful streets almost rival the Shoreditch art – I love this lifelike girl off Kentish Town Road.
9. Portobello Market
I don’t know what I like more, the pretty houses surrounding Portobello Market or all the food you can pick up there. Despite the fact I’m not really into antiques, I also love admiring the trinkets overflowing from the quirky market stalls.
10. The view from Greenwich Hill
You’ll see the historic buildings of Greenwich, the modern city and, if you’re lucky, a pretty sky or sunset. Try for a weekday or go early to beat the crowds.
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Do you have any other favourite spots? Let me know in the comments.
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Check out my other London posts:
- My guide to the best London food markets
- How to spend a day in Notting Hill
- How to spend a Sunday in East London
- The 5 colourful streets in London you NEED to visit
- A guide to the Shoreditch street art
- 15 adventures to have in Greenwich
- Camden street art: photo blog and where to find it
See you next time for more adventures,