London is one of the most Instagrammable cities in the world and a bucket list destination. From cafes, to parks, to heritage buildings, modern buildings, filming locations, floral arrangements and everything in between. If you are visiting London, live in London or just passing through London, enjoy these 13 Instagram famous photo locations to spice up your Instagram feed.
1. Peggy Porschen’s Cakes
Located in Belgravia, near the Victoria tube station, you don’t have to rack your brain to work out why this is one of the top Instagram locations in London. Peggy Porschen’s Cafe stands out amongst the typical grey London streets with pale, yet vibrant, pink floral exterior, perfectly matching their adorable Instagrammable cupcakes.
2. sketch London
Located in Mayfair, at sketch London you can enjoy a high tea just like we did in one of the most impressive and extra restaurants of London. Dine in the Gallery and don’t forget to take a quick selfie in the most elegant and Instagrammable toilets in London.
3. Milk Train Cafe
Located in Covent Garden, add Milk Train to the top of your instagrammable London list. Fairy floss, ice cream, pretzels, oreos and marshmellows set in one of the most picturesque little cafes you have laid your eyes on. Everything in this cafe is demanding a photo and the mixture of pretzel with sugar was actually really enjoyable. A solid 10/10 from me.
4. Notting Hill
One of London’s famous suburbs, Notting Hill is a highly affluent area is known for its pretty pastel multi-coloured houses. While you’re here snapping a pic be sure to check out Portobello Road Market and other fun things to do in the area.
5. The St Pancras Renaissance Hotel Stairs
And despite this hotel being located next to the real King’s Cross Station, the exterior of St Pancras was actually used as the exterior of King’s Cross Station in the Harry Potter films.
6. Maddox Gallery
Located in Mayfair, in the heart of London, Maddox Gallery is set within a Victorian Townhouse on the appropriately named Maddox Street. Maddox Gallery is known for its impressive exterior floral arrangements making it Instagrammable before you even enter.
7. The British Library
Located almost next to St Pancras Hotel in King’s Cross (very convenient for a day of photographing), The British Library is the national library of the United Kingdom and is estimated to contain up to 200 million items. Me? I just want this bookcase in my house.
8. London Eye
A prime tourist location for a reason, you just can’t beat the views over the River Thames, the Big Ben and the city of London. You can book tickets to London Eye here.
9. Bubblewrap Waffle
Located in China Town, Bubble Wrap is a decadent, sort of make-your-own dessert shop. You can choose your base, filling and toppings before taking a quick pic and munching down. Don’t take my word for it’s insta-fame, you can view their Instagram here.
10. St. Paul’s Cathedral
A London icon, St Paul’s Cathedral is Instagrammable from all angles. My tip is to duck into the entrance of One New Change next to St Paul’s. Here you can capture a snap like this, with the modern glass building framing the famous cathedral. Afterwards, enjoy the view from above at One New Change’s Rooftop Terrace
11. Leadenhall Market
A 20 minute walk from London’s Tower Bridge, Leadenhall Market is a dining and shopping area that was also the filming location for Harry Potter’s Diagon Alley.
12. Hyde Park
The famous Hyde Park, found in the centre of London, is beautiful even on a cold day. With rolling green lawns, and beautiful gardens, extra props if you manage to snap two swans making a love heart shape with their neck.
13. King’s Cross Station
Often busy, sometimes eerie but with undeniably impressive architecture, King’s Cross Station is worth a visit with your camera even without the need for train travel. Be sure to add it to your London must-do list.
If you are interested in Instagrammable locations in London you may also be interested in reading: London Gems: a 2 day itinerary for those who have seen it all.