38 Most Instagrammable Places in London (and where to find them)

38 Most Instagrammable Places in London (and where to find them)

by George Mouratidis
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Although it is not famous for its pleasant weather, London still remains one of the most photogenic cities in the world. From the London Eye and the red telephone booths to the hip restaurants, London is a great place to be if you are an avid Instagrammer. Whether you are an influencer in search for new photo ops or just want to take some exciting new snaps to share with your friends, check out the 38 most instagrammable places and cafes in London (and where to find them!)

Primrose Hill

Just across the street from Regent’s Park, Primrose Hill offers some amazing views of London. Fun fact: The top of the hill is one of the six protected viewpoints in London!

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Tower Bridge

The Tower Bridge is one of the world’s most recognisable landmarks. It was built during the late 19th century and crosses the River Thames, from Tower Hamlets to Southwark.

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Richmond Park

Richmond Park is not what you would normally expect to see near a metropolis such as London. It is the largest park in the city and it is home to a wide range of wildlife because of its diverse habitats. 

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The Shard

The Shard is an impressive, 310-meter tall, skyscraper designed by Italian architect Renzo Piano. It is the tallest building in the European Union. Dominating the city’s skyline along with the London Bridge, it makes for some breathtaking Instagram photo ops.

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Big Ben

There is no need for a special introduction here: Big Ben is the international trademark of London and it is one of the most famous landmarks in the world. Sitting atop the Elizabeth Tower, the clock is famous for its reliability!

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London Eye

The London Eye is the largest Ferris wheel in Europe and the most popular tourist destination in Britain. Whether you want to capture London in all its glory or take some atmospheric shots from the Westminster Bridge, you can’t go wrong!

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Camden Market

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The Camden Market refers to a collection of adjoining shops that comprise a larger commercial district within the Camden Town district. Anything you need, from second-hand books to perfectly Instagrammable food stalls, you can find it here!

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Portobello Road

The most famous street in Notting Hill! Home to one of London’s best known street markets, this neighbourhood comes alive every Saturday.

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Sketch in Mayfair

Sketch is somehow very hard to define. It is a Michelin Star restaurant, also stunningly over-decorated in pink. But they also have an afternoon tea-room called the gallery, where you can relax and have tasty treats for afternoon tea. Something we all know is very much a British tradition. No matter how you come to enjoy this amazing interior, be sure to bring your camera because you will want to share it with your friends.

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The Churchill Arms

Known for its extravagant floral display, the Churchill Arms is a pub/restaurant decorated wall-to-wall with memorabilia of the late Winston Churchill.

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Shoreditch

The creative hub of London’s hip East End, Shoreditch is full of Instagram inspiration and pure hipsterism. Definitely worth a visit, especially if you are into graffiti and urban art.

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Covent Garden

Once a vegetable market, Covent Garden now associated with luxury fashion and fine cuisine. In other words, an ideal spot for avid Instagrammers!

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Peggy Porschen Cakes

Peggy Porschen Cakes is one of the most popular cafe bakeries on Instagram. The exterior of the shop is very pink, and it is always beautifully decorated. The theme of the decor depends on the season – sometimes you’ll see an Easter display, and other times you’ll just see a bunch of lovely flowers. Oh, and anything you order there is also Insta-ready and delicious! 

Here’s where to find it:

Coppa Club

The Coppa Club dominated our Instagram feeds with its stylish outdoor igloos, offering amazing riverside vistas. With views of The Shard, London Bridge and the City Hall, this restaurant definitely wins the Instagrammable spot bingo!

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Borough Market

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Sky Garden

The Sky Garden is one of the best places to be if you want to experience 360-degree uninterrupted views of London. While there are restaurants and cafes, it is free to visit and has an amazing public garden on the terrace. 

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Oxford Street

Oxford Street is undoubtedly London’s best known shopping experience. Filled with high-fashion stores and busy restaurants at every corner, you’ll have plenty material for your next Insta-stories!

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Harrods

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Harrods is one of the most famous luxury department stores in the world, offering many great Instagram photo-ops both inside and out! Worth a visit, even if you don’t plan on buying anything.

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St James’s Park

Not to be confused with Newcastle’s home ground, St James’s Park is one of London’s prettiest parks. Known for its diverse waterfowl habitat, the water reflections of the autumn trees provide plenty of Instagram-worthy moments.

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Highgate Cemetery

If you are in for some spooky photography, then the Highgate Cemetery might just be what you need! Many famous people are buried in these grounds, including Michael Faraday, Karl Marx, Douglas Adams and Anna Mahler.

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Millennium Bridge

The Millennium Bridge is an impressive architectural feat, connecting the Tate Modern with the St.Paul’s Cathedral. Visit it during the night for some stunning photos of the lit-up bridge reflecting on the Thames’ waters.

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Natural History Museum

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God’s Own Junkyard

Home to London’s oldest neon sign maker, God’s Own Junkyard is filled with bright lights and awesomeness. Who knew a junkyard could be so photogenic?

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Tate Modern

Tate Modern is a modern art museum located in London and one of the largest of its kind. The building itself is really impressive, while the museum holds the national collection of British art from the start of the century until now.

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Columbia Road Flower Market

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Few markets in the world can claim to be as colourful or as pleasant-smelling as the Columbia Road Flower Market. Every Sunday morning, market traders fill the narrow street with flowers, plants, herbs and shrubs of all kinds, painting the neighbourhood with an exquisite palette! 

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Notting Hill

Notting Hill achieved worldwide fame during the late ’90s, after the release of the homonymous romantic comedy featuring Julia Roberts and Hugh Grant. However, it is not only film buffs that visit this cosy neighbourhood; from vintage shops and charming coffee shops, there are many reasons why you’ll fall in love with Notting Hill if you’re an Instagrammer!

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Biscuiteers

You will find this charming little cafe in London’s Notting Hill. The exterior of the cafe looks stunning in photos, like something from a different era. And inside you will find the pop of colour that the storefront is missing, with candy-coloured teapots and mugs. Oh, and they make amazing biscuits too!

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Farm Girl Cafe

There are actually two Farm Girl cafes in London – one is in Notting Hill and the other one is in Soho. Both are beautifully decorated and very photogenic. And, not only does the decor look amazing in photos, but so do the coffees and dishes. You can get a cappuccino with a drawing of a bulldog in the foam – standard hearts sound pretty basic compared to that.

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Lady Dinah’s Cat Emporium

Lady Dinah’s Cat Emporium is a 2-storey cat cafe. And if you’re a cat person, it’s going to be heaven on Earth. All the cats are really friendly, and they like being petted. Some will even pose for you so you can snap a really adorable photo for your Instagram feed!

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Kalifornia Kitchen

It could be the overwhelmingly pink decor, including the spiral staircase. Or, it could be the #healthyissexy message they are trying to get across with their plant-based menu. Either way, Kalifornia Kitchen is definitely making a splash on the insta-scene and you will be sure to spot them in amongst the London hashtags.

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Shoreditch Grind

The entire Shoreditch district is very Instagrammable, because of all the amazing street art. And so is this cafe – on the outside, there’s always an interesting quote right above the entrance. On the inside, there are retro brick walls, neon signs and very interesting decor. Plus, the drinks and food they serve are always carefully arranged and very Insta-ready!

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SAID dal 1923

If you like posting mouthwatering desserts to your feed, then this is just the right spot for you. The SAID Dal 1923 cafe is famous for their ridiculously chocolatey desserts and coffees – who wouldn’t want a cup of hot chocolate, but with chocolate pouring over the sides? Or a piece of cake smothered in hot chocolate? Plus, the interior of the cafe is also really cute, and looks lovely in photos.

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Dominique Ansel Bakery

Dominique Ansel Bakery is both a cafe and a bakery, run by the inventor of the cronut. That alone makes it a popular spot for Instagram photos. But, the locale really goes above and beyond with decorating the coffees and desserts, and anything you order is very photogenic. Plus, the entrance to the bakery is always decorated with flowers, and it makes a stunning background in photos.

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Treves And Hyde

Treves And Hyde is a lovely cafe restaurant in London. Nearly everything about it is Instagrammable, from the decorated coffees to the carefully arranged plates. The attention to detail is also obvious in the charming decor of the cafe itself. And the pink spiral staircase is also pretty popular in Instagram photos.

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Aubaine Selfridges

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Aubaine Selfridges is quite a popular spot in London. The ceiling of the cafe is covered in wisteria, which is why it is so popular on Instagram. The stunning violet flowers look incredible in photos, and they contrast very well with the white chairs and tables. Who needs elaborate decor and bright colours when you have a wisteria covered ceiling?

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Saint Aymes

Turns out London is full of cafes with stunning facades, and Saint Aymes is one of them. The exterior of this coffee shop is covered with pink blossom, which looks very beautiful in photos. But that’s not the only Instagrammable thing about it – anything you order is also photo ready, from the pink Marie Antoinette hot chocolate to the 24k gold teas and coffees.

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Elan Cafe London

Elan cafe has an entire flower wall, among other things. The first thing you notice about this cafe is how incredibly pink everything is – from that charming unicorn to the ruby latte you ordered. There’s actually several Elan cafes in London, and we’re not sure which one is the most gorgeous. But the ELAN cafe in Knightsbridge and the El&n Cafe in Belgravia are most popular on Instagram.  

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Aida Shoreditch

The Aida cafe is another hidden gem in Shoreditch. This place is best known for their infamous Rose latte – it’s pink and served with some edible flowers. You can also order green and yellow lattes, which look very interesting as well. And do a bit of shopping, since the cafe is part of an independent concept store.

Where to find it

Store your bags in London with Stasher

Whether you just arrived in London and waiting for your check-in time or killing time before a late flight, there is plenty of time to snap a few more Instagram pics! Simply find a luggage storage location near you, and leave your bags with us. After all, Instagram is hard work and you’ll need to be hands-free to get the perfect photos!

Here are some of our most popular luggage storage spots in London

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