07 Nov London’s most Instagrammable places
“I saw your last Instagram picture, the place is so beautiful!” Do you want to hear that each time you post a picture? Well, we are here for you. Don’t worry about the likes, you will get them as you go with London’s most Instagrammable places in your Instagram profile!
#1 London Bridge
This bridge is certainly one of London’s most iconic landmarks. If you are going to London, you must visit this location or people will ask you if you even visited the city in the first place. Its pure status as an icon is definitely what makes it one of the most Instagrammable places in London.
#2 Covent Garden
Everybody knows Covent Garden, at least by name. This place is PURE class: a metal and glass roof, dozens of street performers, incredible food. What more could you be asking for? Now you understand why so many amateur photographers come to this place to snap a shot or two. It’s your turn now, what are you waiting for?
#3 God’s Own Junkyard
If you think your instagram is lacking some colours, then take the Overground or Victoria Line to Walthamstow Central and walk five good minutes to this art gallery. Your first reaction will be “Wow, where am I?” Then, you will take out your phone or camera to take thousands of pictures. God’s Own Junkyard is a neon wonderland in Walthamstow. If you love neon, this is the place to go.
#4 Borough Market
London is certainly THE city of markets, who doesn’t love going to them? Brick Lane Market, Portobello Market, Camden Market: there are plenty of markets for you to discover but if you want your Instagram to flourish you should head there.
#5 Primrose Hill
“WHAT A WONDERFUL VIEW”, I can already tell that you will be saying this when chilling on Primrose Hill and its panoramic view of London. The spot is home to many visitors a day who enjoy a beautiful spot to sunbathe and relax with friends, in addition to having great views of London New Year’s Firework Display. Definitely one to visit to get some great Instagram pictures!
#6 Neal’s Yard
Located near Covent Garden, this secret place has everything to brighten up your Instagram profile. Great colours, plants, perfect architecture. Just look at the pictures online and you will fall in love with the place. Only a few people know this place as it is hidden in a small road, very hard to notice. So if you want to shine like a dime, don’t reveal the secret location to everyone!
#7 Leadenhall Market
Do you know the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II in Milan? Well, London has the same type of glass-vaulted arcades but at a smaller scale. Located in the center of the City of London, it is one of the oldest markets in London, dating from the 14th century. The new design was made in the 1880’s and is now one of the most instagrammable places in the city. Bonus: it’s an impressive place to have a pint in one of its many pubs.
#8 Kings Cross Light Tunnel
A 90meter light-wall tunnel at King’s Cross? Why is it not on my Instagram? Well, considering that a lot of tourists arrive via King’s Cross-St Pancras, it should be one of the main tourist attractions, HOWEVER, it’s still not the case. Why so? Because it was only opened in 2015 and it only connects to the outside from the underground station. Nevertheless, it is still one of the best instagrammable places in London thanks to the LED light walls.
#9 Street Art Shoreditch
Shoreditch is THE PLACE TO BE. Be it that you are 20 or 50, you should definitely head there to find some inspiration for your Instagram Feed. Brick Lane will be your first destination: you’ll have the chance to find entire walls of graffiti and especially the angel wings that made the place famous for instagrammers. Last thing: Shoreditch is also famous for its abundant street food so why not do both?
#10 Camden Town
Camden is not the second most visited places in London for nothing. Indeed, not only will you find hundreds of street food stalls, but you’ll also be able to shop in a lot of vintage cloth shops. But why is it on our list of the best instagrammable places in London? Because even though there are a lot of tourists, the place is beautiful and atypical. You cannot go to London without snapping a picture in Camden, as simple as ABC.
You’ll certainly be amazed by how London’s Chinatown manages to make you travel to a different country. Located next to Piccadilly Circus and Tottenham Court, Chinatown will instantly make you forget that you are still in London thanks to the restaurants’ front doors filled with Peking ducks, the noodles bar and the oriental architecture. The big Chinese arch might finish in your Instagram feed if you decide to have a walk there!
#12 Leake Street Graffiti Tunnel
For the most adventurous, Leake Street Graffiti Tunnel might be heaven on earth since it is a no-rule street art zone which means that you can graff whenever you want. Really? Yes, so each time you go you will notice different graffitis. The entrances are quite hidden so if you happen to find them, don’t hesitate to snap quality pictures.
#13 The Hill Garden and Pergola
Located in Hampstead Heath, the Hill Garden and Pergola should have been on our list of “the best secret gardens in London” but it was so secret that we forgot about it! This garden finished in 1906 overlooks London and is now one of the most beautiful places in London. Full of life and vivid colours. Some people even go there for wedding photoshooting. What are you waiting for?
#14 Lady Dinah’s Cat Emporium
Cats everywhere, on your right, on your left… even on your laps trying to steal your food! If you’re a cat lover, you will love this little café near Shoreditch Boxpark. Why is it so special? Because you will have to share the space with dozens of cats, some more human-friendly than others. So if you’re not allergic to them (really important if you don’t want to sneeze every second), head there to have your picture with a cat!
#15 London Underground Tunnels
Some underground stations are beautiful, some are not. Canary Wharf is certainly one of the few stations with amazing architecture that are worth taking the snapshot. It’s big and it’s brash but it’s also beautiful, and when you go up that massive, long escalator, for a second you feel like you are on a stairway to heaven. Don’t miss it and Instagram it.