Top 10 Instagrammable Spots in London

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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.

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Instagrammable spots in London

There are a million reasons to visit London, and indeed over 30 million tourists from around the world do each year. That’s a crazy statistic when you consider that England‘s resident population is only 55 million!

There’s truly something for everyone in the capital from history to culture and more. Whether you’re travelling London solo, as a group, family or couple, you’ll love these colourful spots. If you’re travelling England on a budget, the good news is these places are free to explore and snap photos.

You could stay for months and not run out of things to do and see. So, rather than tackle the endless tourist activities, in this blog I’m going to focus on the most Instagrammable places in London.

Photographers, bloggers, Instagrammers, let’s go!

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.

Neals Yard London
Colourful buildings Neals Yard London

2. Primrose Hill

In this leafy and expensive part of town, the houses are colourful and the cafes are adorable. Even the cars are retro and Instagrammable!

It’s not as busy as some of London’s central streets so it’s a nice place to wander and take photos. But be aware that this is a residential neighbourhood and you should be mindful with your camera.

Pink and blue brasserie Primrose Hill London
Instagrammable houses Primrose Hill London

3. Peggy Porschen Cakes

I wonder how many people eat the cakes at pretty Peggy Poschen Cakes in Victoria and how many just take photos of the outside. I had no choice but to go with the second option because it was closed when I walked past at 6pm. I’d say I’ll return to try the cakes but I think they’re outrageously expensive.

Pink flowers outside Peggy Porschen Cakes

4. The Shoreditch street art

I could spend all day wandering the cool and quirky art around  Shoreditch. Brick Lane is one of the best places to find ever-changing urban art in East London. There are a few companies that will take you on tours of the Shoreditch street art or, alternatively, you can wander around and find it at your leisure. Or why not use my blog below?

Read next: A guide to the Brick Lane street art

Street art showing giant bird Shoreditch
Street art on restaurant Brick Lane
Brick Lane street art

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 looking for Instagrammble locations in London. This spot is prettiest in the summer – just look at all those flowers!

Churchill Arms Pub London

6. Tower Bridge

It’s hard to get a bad photo of this beaut. It’s touristic and iconic. You can walk across London Bridge or sit on the banks of the Thames and admire it from either side.

London Bridge

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!

Multicoloured houses Notting Hill London

Some of the most Instagrammable spots in London can be found in Notting Hill, for example Rainbow Row and Portobello Market.

8. Camden’s street art

Camden’s colourful streets almost rival the Shoreditch art – I love this lifelike girl off Kentish Town Road.

Street art In Camden London

There are plenty of places to see street art in Camden. Another option is to take the Amy Winehouse Street Art Trail which pays homage to the late singer from Camden.

9. Portobello Market

As one of the most famous shopping streets in London, tourists and locals flock to Portobello for antiques.

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.

Pink and yellow houses Portobello Road London
Pink doughnut Portobello Road
Portobello Road is an Instagram and foodie spot

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.

Panoramic view from Greenwich Hill

Read next: 14 cheap & free things to do in Greenwich

Do you have any other favourite Instagrammable spots in London? Let me know in the comments.

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Rose

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7 thoughts on “Top 10 Instagrammable Spots in London

  1. Travel Tina says:

    I love that list! Didn’t know about Neal’s Yard it looks amazing! 🙂 too bad I just came back from London. Next time I’ll go there for sure. I know it’s touristic but my fave spot is Camden Town 🙂

  2. Meisha says:

    Amazing list Rose. Going to use this to guide me through places to see when I move down to London! Thank you chica xxx

  3. leanne says:

    Ah this list makes me want to arrange another weekend in london asap!

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