Looking for the most instagrammable places in London?
London is one of the most photogenic cities in the world! Around every corner there’s eye candy that makes you want to soak up every ounce of its charm, history, and culture – and then bottle it up and take it home with you. If you’re looking for the most instagrammable places in London, I’ve got you covered! This list has the top ten Instagram worthy places in London – including a top secret spot that I bet you’ve never heard of before!
Unique Photography Spots in London
Everybody’s seen photos of the iconic places in London. Say them with me: Buckingham Palace, Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, the London Eye, the Tower of London, and bright red double-decker busses.
And truthfully – they’re iconic for a reason. All of these places and things immediately have you dreaming of All Things British. And if you’re me, they might remind you of the Royal Wedding (still).
Anyway, no disrespect to the Queen’s home, black cabs, or “Mind the Gap” signs…but sometimes, travel photos beg for something just a little more unique. So if you’re looking for the most instagrammable places in London, you want to find places that are unique.
My Top 10 Most Instgrammable Places in London
If you’re in search of the best London instagram spots, here’s a collection of London’s most Instagram worthy places….including a few that I bet you’ve never seen before! If you’re a foodie, you’ll also love my list of the most Instagrammable restaurants in London.
And if you’re visiting London for the first time, I’ve got all the info on the best areas to stay in London.
Columbia Road Flower Market
A quick walk from Shoreditch is the Columbia Road Flower Market, which – you guessed it – has a veritable BUFFET of gorgeous blooms for sale, just begging to be photographed. Check out the opening hours ahead of time to make sure that the market and surrounding shops will be open during your visit.
If you’ll be in London for a few days, the flower market is a must-see, so make sure to visit! Grab ideas for the rest of your time in the city with my perfect London itinerary.
London’s Most Instagram Worthy Park: Primrose Hill
London is known for its parks, but most visitors stick to Hyde Park, Regents Park, or St. James Park – since they’re all in the center of the city and close to the aforementioned iconic sights.
It’s a shame because they’re missing what I think is the beauty of them all: Primrose Hill. Primrose Hill is one of the most instagrammable places in London because of its incredible view of London’s skyline. Bonus: visit Primrose Hill in the fall and the changing leaves of the park will make for amazing photo backdrops!
The Shard or Duck and Waffle
Speaking of views, nothing beats a city view from 40 floors up. Especially when you can EAT at the same time. YAAAASSSS.
So for a view that fits the bill – and has an amazing backdrop for London instagram photos – check out one of the restaurants at The Shard, or Duck and Waffle (which is open 24 hours a day). Not only are the views incredible, but the decor at Duck and Waffle makes it one of the most Instagram worthy places in London.
Either way, make reservations well in advance since both destinations are quite popular.
Sky Garden, London’s highest public garden, is another really unique spot in London that’s great for taking photographs, especially if you prefer your views with a side of gorgeous landscaping.
For an even more unique experience, you can also take a sunrise yoga class at Skygarden.
This was something that I SO WANTED to do while in London but I couldn’t justify buying a yoga mat just for one class (they don’t have them there) – and let’s be honest, getting up at 6am while in the throes of jet lag is a superhuman feat that goes beyond my own strength.
image via skygarden.london.
Ye Old City Squares
Tucked away in central London neighborhoods are plenty of quaint squares and urban parks, and the buildings that surround them are such eye candy.
The best way to find these city squares is to simply wander off the main streets in the center of the city, but if you need somewhere to start, check out Easton Square, which you can find using Google Maps.
The shot above is from The King’s Road in Chelsea which, in addition to being perfect for photos, is a terrific shopping street.
Instagram Worthy Places in London: Streets with Curb Appeal
London is also home to some of the most photogenic, hidden little side streets that I’ve ever seen.
The best finds are the ones that you’ll just stumble upon, but for a start, check out Carnaby Street or South Audley Street (both in Mayfair), Bywater Street (in Chelsea) or Floral Street (in Covent Garden).
Shoreditch Street Art
For endless street art, take a stroll through the trendy neighborhood of Shoreditch. From the beautiful, to the gritty, to the bright and abstract, to the just plain WEIRD, the street art in Shoreditch can’t be missed, and is one of my favorite Instagram worthy places in London.
It’s ever-changing, too, so worth a visit every time you’re in town.
Phone Booth Dominos
I know what you’re thinking: red phone booths are one of those iconic London things that might not belong in a list of UNIQUE London photo spots.
BUT – when they’re actually art, then the phone booths can become one of the most Instagram worthy places in London. Head over to Richmond on the west side of London to find them!
I think the phone booth dominos in Richmond have their own twist and seeing them always puts a smile on my face. The last time I was there, I only had – gasp – a FILM CAMERA, so I’m sharing this pic from The Telegraph.
Top Secret London Instagram Spot: Sugar House Studios
Here you have it – my all-time favorite secret London instagram spot!
Even though nothing about this wall says “London”, I think it might be my favorite London instagram spot of all time – and I get TONS of questions about where I took this photo!
So here’s the deal. Your’e going to have to really want to see this building – because it’s NOWHERE NEAR any of the main tourist areas in London. If you’re still with me, here’s the details:
The building is part of Sugarhouse Studios, an event space and creative studio in east London. To get there, take the tube to Bow Road and then start walking east on the high street. Then keep walking. It’s about a 15 minute walk from the station.
Neighborhoods: Notting Hill, Chelsea, and Belgravia
There’s a few of London’s neighborhoods that make for some of the most instagrammable places in London.
Notting Hill is probably the best-known for it’s candy-colored homes and darling doorways – and it’s for a reason! Portobello Road market, the quaint shops, and adorable homes are like something out of a movie.
Despite Notting Hill’s, charm, my favorite neighborhoods to wander through are Belgravia and Chelsea – lesser known if only because there’s not (yet) a Hugh Grant movie that shares the same name.
What are your other favorite Instagram worthy places in London?
There you Have it – the Most Instagrammable Places in London!
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