50 Best Instagram Spots in London

50 Best Instagram Spots in London

Must visit places in London

Tower Bridge

Tower Bridge Rd

Tower Bridge is probably the most photogenic bridge in London! It’s always busy, so in order to take the perfect instagram photos you will need to go for sunrise or try to get a unique angle – there are a few corners around you can use!

London Eye

Lambeth

To get the best pictures of the London Eye, head to the other side of the river!

Big Ben

Westminster

For the best photos with the Big Ben, look for this iconic red photo booth by the bridge.

Millenium Bridge

Thames Embankment

Millenium Bridge makes a beautiful framing for St. Paul’s Cathedral and it’s one of the most iconic places in London.

Keep in mind that this location is really busy during the day so if you’re going for photos, consider getting there for sunrise.

Kew Gardens

Richmond TW9 3AB

Do not miss the chance to explore the Royal Botanical Gardens! Fun fact: it’s London’s largest World Heritage Site.

The most instagrammable hotels in London

St. Pancras Renaissance

Euston Rd, Kings Cross

I had the chance to stay at St. Pancras Renaissance during one of my trips to London and I absolutely loved it. Not only for its iconic building and grand staircase that I always wanted to visit (blame Spice Girls’ Wannabe music video for that), but I also loved to have breakfast at The Ticket Office, the afternoon tea at The Chambers Club, and most of all, falling sleep to that unique vie to King’s Cross Railway station.

Cheval Three Quays

40 Lower Thames St

If you’re dreaming with having the best view to London’s Skyline, you need to stay at Cheval Three Quays.

The photos speak for themselves!

The Most Instagrammable Neighborhoods, Streets & Mews

Notting Hill

Notting Hill is without any doubts, the most beautiful neighborhood in London. Everywhere is literally picture perfect in this area.

  • Lancaster Road
  • St Luke’s Mews
  • Westbourne Park Road
  • Colville Houses
  • Chepstow Villas
  • Hillgate Place

Chelsea

Bywater Street, Chelsea

Another cool spots for photos is Chelsea, especially Bywater street with its candy colored buildings.

Knightsbridge

14 Trevor Square, Knightsbridge

Knightsbrigde is another beautiful area in London – so picturesque!

Marylebone

5 Wimpole St, Marylebone

Marylebone is home to some of the cutest cafes and shops. One of the most iconic facades in London in fall is 5 Wimpole Street.

Kynance Mews

Kynance mews, Kensington

Another instagram hotspot during fall is Kynance Mews with this beautiful arcade covered by red leaves.

Chalcot Crescent – Primrose Hill

Chalcot Crescent, Primrose Hill

Here’s where Paddington was filmed!

Neal’s Yard

15 Monmouth St

Not far from Covent Garden, Neal’s Yard is the newest instagram spot in London – it’s such a hidden gem!

The most instagrammable rooftop bars in London

Read here our complete guide with the 10 best rooftop bars in London

Sky Garden

20 Fenchurch St

Known as the Walkie Talkie, the Sky Garden has some of the best views in town!

Make sure to book your visit in advanced on the official website – it’s free! Make sure to go for sunrise if you want to take the best photos: the light will be perfect and it won’t be as busy!

Madison Rooftop Restaurant at One New Change

Rooftop Terrace One, New Change, London EC4M 9AF, United Kingdom

One of my favorite rooftop bars in London is located on top of One New Change building. The view to St. Paul’s cathedral is spectacular!

Shangri La at the Shard

31 St Thomas St, London SE1 9QU, United Kingdom

If you’re planning to indulge yourself in London, try this!

Instead of going to The View at The Shard, why not visiting Shangri La for sunset drinks? It’s about the same price (or even cheaper!) and you’ll get to enjoy a drink in the highest hotel bar in Europe!

Shangri La London’s Gong Bar at level 52 accepts walk in guests but if you can, try to book it in advanced. You won’t regret it.

Skylight

Tobacco Dock, Pennington St entrance, St Katharine’s & Wapping, Wapping, London E1W 2SF, United Kingdom

Skylight is the rooftop bar at Tobacco Dock, a colorful area with cocktails, street food stalls and oh, that view! There, you can even play croquet and it’s the only one with an ice rink during winter.

Skylight rooftop London

Sky Bar at H10 Waterloo

284-302 Waterloo Rd, South Bank, London SE1 8RQ, United Kingdom

I had the chance to stay in a wonderful suite at H10 Waterloo and I absolutely loved the views from my bed, facing London’s skyline. The hotel has a rooftop bar with a wonderful view to the London Eye and The Shard!

100% would do it again! I can totally recommend either staying at H10 Waterloo or visiting its Sky Bar.

Sky Bar H10 Waterloo London

Street Art

London is well known for its museums and art galleries (which are mostly free to visit!). London also becomes an open air museum when it comes to murals and street art: do not miss the following areas if you’re looking for urban art!

Hackney

Ada Street

If you enjoy street art, you will enjoy visiting Hackney, especially to pay a visit to Zabou’s creations. You will find David Bowie’s portrait in Ada Street.

Shoreditch

31 Whitby St, Shoreditch, London, E1 6JX, UK

Shoreditch is one of the best places if you’re looking for street art in London.

You may probably recognize Jimmy C’s artwork as it’s become very popular on instagram recently. You will find his murals in many other places, including Camden and Brixton. His mural in Whitby St. in Shoreditch is the most photographed one.

The most instagrammable Cafes, Restaurants & Bars in London

Peggy Porschen

116 Ebury St, Belgravia, London SW1W 9QQ, United Kingdom

One of the most popular places on instagram is Peggy Porschen cakes in Belgravia!

El&n Cafe

42 Hans Cres, Knightsbridge, London SW1X 0LZ, United Kingdom

El&n has several cafes in London and they are all extremely pink and girly!

Biscuiteers

194 Kensington Park Rd, Notting Hill, London, W11 2ES, UK

If you’re planning to take photos in London I’m sure you will be visiting Notting Hill. There you can find Biscuiteers Biscuit Boutique & Icing Cafe and its paper like facade.

Dyce

27 James St, Marylebone, London W1U 1DX, United Kingdom

The newest instagrammable spot in Marylebone is Dyce Dessert Cafe, a colorful place where you can get your daily – or weekly – dose of sugar. Enjoy!

Feya

23 James St, Marylebone, London W1U 1DT, United Kingdom

Next to Dyce – and run by the same people – Feya is another must visit cafe in Marylebone. Do not miss it!

The Snug at The Berkeley

Wilton Pl, Knightsbridge, London SW1X 7RL, United Kingdom

The Berkeley is one of the most renowned hotels in London. You can book The Snug for private meetings!

Hello Darling

131 Waterloo Rd, Lambeth, London SE1 8UR, United Kingdom

More than just a café but as pretty as the rest of the list, Hello Darling is the new hotspot in London.

A bit pricey but totally recommended for healthy food and organic – and delicious – cocktails.

Coppa Club

3 Three Quays Walk, Lower Thames St, London EC3R 6AH, United Kingdom

Coppa Club at Tower Bridge opens all day and serves meals and cocktails with an amazing view to Tower Bridge and The Shard. It’s really special during winter – make sure to book one of their igloos for you and your friends for an unforgettable experience.

The Churchill Arms

119 Kensington Church St, Kensington, London W8 7LN, United Kingdom

Dominique Ansel Bakery

17-21 Elizabeth St, Belgravia, London SW1W 9RP, United Kingdom

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Saint Aymes

59 Connaught St, St George’s Fields, London W2 2BB, United Kingdom

Sketch

9 Conduit St, Mayfair, London W1S 2XG, United Kingdom

Aubaine at Selfridges

2nd floor, 400 Oxford St, Marylebone, London W1A 1AB, United Kingdom

Dalloway Terrace

16-22 Great Russell St, Fitzrovia, London WC1B 3NN, United Kingdom

God’s Own Junkyard

Unit 12, Ravenswood Industrial Estate, Shernhall St, Walthamstow, London E17 9HQ, United Kingdom

God’s Own Junkyard is a neon light paradise. It’s located a bit out of town, so make sure to visit this place during the weekend – otherwise it’s closed!

The most instagrammable shops in London

Alice’s

86 Portobello Rd, Notting Hill, London W11 2QD, United Kingdom

Opened since 1887, Alice’s is the most famous shop front in Portobello Rd. Another must visit when in London.

One New Change

1 New Change, London EC4M 9AF, United Kingdom

You’d never imagined that you would be adding a mall to your must-visit places list in London.

One New Change is a mall with a gorgeous view – and framing – to St. Paul’s Cathedral.

Moyses Stevens

53 Elizabeth St, Belgravia, London SW1W 9PP, United Kingdom

Moyses Stevens luxury flowers they have several locations being the most famous store the one in Belgravia, next to Peggy Porschen Cakes.

Les Senteurs

71 Elizabeth St, Belgravia, London SW1W 9PJ, United Kingdom

Les Senteurs is not just a pretty facade and setting: it’s the oldest independent perfumery in London.

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Daunt Books

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Alice was beginning to get very tired of sitting by her sister on the bank, and of having nothing to do: once or twice she had peeped into the book her sister was reading, but it had no pictures or conversations in it, `and what is the use of a book,' thought Alice `without pictures or conversation?'⁣ So she was considering in her own mind (as well as she could, for the hot day made her feel very sleepy and stupid), whether the pleasure of making a daisy-chain would be worth the trouble of getting up and picking the daisies, when suddenly a White Rabbit with pink eyes ran close by her.⁣ 🐇🐇🐇🐇🐇🐇🐇🐇🐇 ⁣ There was nothing so very remarkable in that; nor did Alice think it so very much out of the way to hear the Rabbit say to itself, `Oh dear! Oh dear! I shall be late!' (when she thought it over afterwards, it occurred to her that she ought to have wondered at this, but at the time it all seemed quite natural); but when the Rabbit actually took a watch out of its waistcoat-pocket, and looked at it, and then hurried on, Alice started to her feet, for it flashed across her mind that she had never before seen a rabbit with either a waistcoat-pocket, or a watch to take out of it, and burning with curiosity, she ran across the field after it, and fortunately was just in time to see it pop down a large rabbit-hole under the hedge.⁣ ⁣ #whyyoushouldreadchildrensbookseventhoughyouaresooldandwise⁣ ⁣ 📸 by @oversnap

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The Royal Arcade

28, Old Bond Street

London’s Hidden Gems

Woolwich Town Hall

Wellington St, London, Woolwich SE18 6HQ, United Kingdom

Leadenhall market

Gracechurch St, London EC3V 1LT, United Kingdom

St. Dunstan in the East

St Dunstan’s Hill, London EC3R 5DD, United Kingdom

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The Hill Garden and Pergola – Hamsptead Heath

The Pergola, Inverforth Cl, London NW3 7EX, United Kingdom

Kyoto Gardens – Holland Park

Holland Park, Holland Park Ave, Kensington, London W11 4UA, United Kingdom

Shri Swaminarayan Temple

220-222 Willesden Ln, London NW2 5RG, United Kingdom

The Queens House – Greenwich

Romney Rd, Greenwich, London SE10 9NF, United Kingdom

Instagram accounts to follow for London inspiration

I believe in cooperation over competition! Here’s the accounts you need to follow on instagram for the best London inspiration:

@dianamiaus

@secret.london

@theblondeflamingo

@cassiesamji

@hellomissjordan

@mumhad1ofthose

@sharonwys

@londonispink

Hashtags to use for your London instagram photos

Copy and paste these hashtags for your next instagram post!

#visitlondon

#greatbritain

#england

#londonist

#lovegreatbritain

#visitengland

#london_enthusiast

#prettylittlelondon

#secretlondon

#londonbylondoners

#timeoutlondon

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