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Instagram guide to London [the most instagrammable places in London] by @lizatripsget

posted by Liza 12th February 2018 16 Comments
The most instagrammable spots in London - photo locations in London

Last updated on December 4th, 2018

Hey guys, it’s the second post of my series of the Instagram guides to the cities around the world. This time I will show you the most instagrammable places in London, the city where I actually live. London is full of incredible photogenic places and I would probably need to create parts 2 and 3 of this Instagram guide to London, so you know the best photo spots in London! I will also tell you about the best locations for a photoshoot in London! And finally, you will find out about some unusual London photo spots.

And as always, don’t forget to follow me on Instagram – @lizatripsget – to see the most photogenic and instagrammable places from all around the world!

Interested in other Instagrammable places? I’ve got you covered! Here are my posts about the most Instagrammable places all around Europe and the world (to be continued):

My camera gear

If you’re interested, what camera do I use to take photos, I have two: Sony A7 III with Samyang 35 mm prime lens (super flat and tiny) and Sony A6000.

Let’s get started with the most instagrammable spots in London (and the best photo spots in London):

1. Peggy Porshen

Alright, this one is probably the most Instagrammable cafe in the entire London. It got popular just around a year ago and since then you need to stand in a massive queue in order to get inside this gorgeous cafe. While everybody says that the cakes aren’t that good, their presentation is really impressive. Alternatively, you can take a photo of the facade, that gets decorated for every season of the year and for big celebrations (such as Halloween). There are many Instagrammable cafes and restaurants in London, but this one is definitely the most photogenic one!

Most instagrammable places in London - Peggy Porshen Cakes

2. Milk train

If you’re looking for a unique colourful ice cream with a candy floss, head to Milk train! Don’t forget to bring some tissues as the ice cream melts really fast. Milk train ice cream is a great accessory (or prop) for a cool photoshoot in London!

Instagram guide to London [the most instagrammable places in London] Guide by @lizatripsget

3. Shoreditch

Another fab instagrammable spot in London for you, Insta-lovers, is Shoreditch. Shoreditch is a hipster district full of graffiti, where you can take some really nice shots. Shoreditch would be my number one recommendation if you’re looking for cool and quirky London photo spots.

Instagram guide to London [the most instagrammable places in London] Guide by @lizatripsget

4. The Shard (aqua Shard)

In order to take a nice photo of London, head to Shard (pop up in the bar without the reservation) or reserve a table for a lunch/dinner or even the Afternoon tea! The view from the Shard is just incredible and it makes it one of the best Instagram photo spots in London!

Most instagrammable places in London - The Shard

5. Sky Garden

Sky Garden is an incredible garden / bar / restaurant located on the last floors of a skyscrapper. If you want to have a drink, you need to make a reservation. Sky Garden is definitely one of the most Instagrammable places in London! Also, it’s quite easy to have a photoshoot in Sky Garden, London, so put on your best dress (or jeans, or whatever) and come to one of the best photo spots in London!

London Sky garden sunset

6. Aida Shoreditch

Head to AIDA in Shoreditch for really instagrammable colourful matchas. I love how the pink latte looks like, but it has beetroot juice in it, so it wasn’t my favourite. However, it’s pretty, isn’t it?

Aida Shoreditch

7. Farm girl

Farm girl is definitely one of the most Instagrammable breakfast spots in London. Check it out for colourful coffee, pink tables (located outside, on the terrace) and photogenic colourful croissants. Are you interested to know what are the best brunch places in London? Maybe I can recommend you some – read this post about the best brunch spots in London!

Instagram guide to London [the most instagrammable places in London] Guide by @lizatripsget

8. Petersham nurseries

No words needed – look at this fabulous garden cafe in Richmond not far away from Richmond Park. It’s an absolutely perfect location for a photo shoot in London. Actually, not only Petersham Nurseries but the entire Richmond is a great place for photos in London. You can head to the Richmond Park and observe deer just wandering around or you can enjoy walking through the narrow streets of Richmond.

Petersham Nurseries

9. Covent Garden

Covent Garden is one of the prettiest spots in London all-year-long. In front of Covent Garden, there is a swing, decorated with flowers. However, from the inside, the Covent Garden is also really pretty.  It might not be one of the best locations for a photo shoot in London and not the best photo spot either, but just because it’s very crowded! So if you want a good photo from there, head there around 11 am on weekdays or very early on the weekends. 

Covent Garden, London

10. Eggbreak, Notting Hill

Eggbreak has been one of the first brunch places I visited in London and I really loved it. It’s photogenic, tasty and not overly expensive. However, prepare to stand in a queue for an hour or so (especially on the weekends). If you’re looking for a perfect flatlay with beautiful colourful dishes, I guess it could be worth it. 

Eggbreak - 10 best brunch spots in London that you need to visit
 

11. Soft Serve Society

Instagram guide to London [the most instagrammable places in London] Guide by @lizatripsget

Oh, these charcoal ice creams! If you’re fast enough, they could be your perfect prop for a quirky unusual or urban photoshoot in London! However, they DO melt very fast, so you need to be incredibly fast. Or you can just take a photo of your hand and the ice cream. It worked for me 🙂

12. sketch

Sketch London actually stole my heart. It’s a place that has 3 unique rooms (this pink fairytale room is only one of them), the most futuristic bathroom in a shape of an egg and 2 Michelin stars. However, if you go there for breakfast, it no more expensive, that any other popular brunch spot in London. 

sketch London

13. Notting Hill

This neighbourhood is a paradise for bloggers: colourful houses with colourful doors are attracting bloggers and professional photographers on sunny days in London. If you’re coming to London for the first time, you should definitely visit Notting Hill in case you want some really great Instagrammable photos. Notting Hill is the first spot that comes to my mind when I think about the best places for a photoshoot in London! If have a separate post about the most Instagrammable spots in Notting Hill and generally, about a photo walk in Notting Hill, so please check it out if you’re interested. 

Notting Hill

14. Primrose Hill

Primrose Hill is one of the best photo spots in London with its colourful houses and beautiful doors. Moreover, if you climb the actual Primrose Hill in Regent’s Park, you’ll see the panorama of London!

Instagram guide to London [the most instagrammable places in London] Guide by @lizatripsget

15. Belgravia

Belgravia is one of the most expensive and photogenic districts in London. It’s just nice to walk around there and take photos like this. It’s very posh, instagrammable and it’s one of my favourite London photo spots! During the Chelsea Flower Show, it gets decorated with the most beautiful flower storefronts. That’s when all the photographers in London come to Chelsea and Belgravia to take gorgeous photos. However, if you won’t witness the Chelsea Flower Show, don’t worry, Belgravia is always beautiful and always has gorgeous storefronts (especially during Christmas). 

Belgravia in London

16. Leadenhall Market

The famous Harry Potter market is here – meet the Leadenhall Market. Advice: go there on the weekend for nice photos, as it’s very busy during the week with all the pubs open and people flooding the market. 

Instagram guide to London [the most instagrammable places in London] Guide by @lizatripsget

17. Hampstead

Hampstead is one of the lesser famous districts for tourists, but it’s amazing and is totally worth visiting. Cute cafes, awesome houses and beautiful flower shops – all this is Hampstead. It’s also a great location for a photoshoot in London. Hamptead is also one of the best districts to live in London, so it’s definitely worth visiting. 

Instagram guide to London [the most instagrammable places in London] Guide by @lizatripsget

18. Liberty’s London

Liberty’s London is definitely the most photogenic department store in London (even more photogenic than Harrods), can you imagine that? Liberty’s is very pretty from the outside and very unique inside. As the department store is quite old and certainly wasn’t built for so many visitors, so expect it to be quite cramped inside. 

Most instagrammable places in London

19. Queen Mary Rose Garden

All summer long, you can see fabulous Rose Garden in Regent’s Park (and there is no admission fee). Definitely one of my favourite unusual photo spots in London! It’s not so full even on weekends and you can try to be creative and snap your perfect shot there. 

Instagram guide to London [the most instagrammable places in London] Guide by @lizatripsget

20. Elan Cafe

And the last but not least is the Instagrammable brunch place in London featuring a giant flower wall, where everybody takes photos. Elan has three cafes now and all of them are very popular, so expect to wait in a queue for a while. Last time I checked, the insta-famous table in front of the giant flower wall was only for 3 people, so don’t forget to bring 2 friends with you! (Photo by @elan_cafe)

Elan Cafe
Credits: Elan Cafe

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As always, all the photos are mine (unless stated otherwise) and you can see more of the Instagrammable places from all around the world on my Instagram: @lizatripsget

You might be interested in some of my other posts about London:
* 20 free things to do in London
* How much does it cost to live in London
* Cocktail making class in a secret bar in London

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Heather 2nd August 2018 at 7:56 pm

I love Peggie’s especially when they change the flower display. Dominique Ansel Bakery now has flower walls which are rather Instagrammable. However, the service is lacking, but the food is excellent. It’s worth an add to this list.

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