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10 of the Most Instagrammable Places in London

Visiting the British capital? Take your feed to the next level at these Insta-worthy spots.

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When it comes to your Instagram feed, London doesn’t disappoint. Whether you’re after photogenic food, vibrant street art, classic architecture, or the city’s best-kept secrets, England’s capital has it all. Don't know where to start? Follow our guide to find out exactly where to snap the most Instagram-worthy photos in London, all while discovering the hidden corners of the city that only the locals know about.

1. Street art

Street art of a man on a street in Shoreditch in North London.
Take some photos in front of streetside murals in Shoreditch.Photo Credit: Elena Dijour / Shutterstock

Shoreditch

There’s no better place in London to get a jumping pic in front of street art than in Shoreditch, home to the highest concentration of murals and neo-graffiti in the capital. While you’re there, don’t miss more secluded Insta-worthy spots such as Rivington Street, Great Eastern Street, and Seven Stars Yard. Plus, nearby Brick Lane offers a variety of bagel joints, vintage boutiques, and some of the capital’s best curry.

2. Lancaster Row

The bright buildings of pretty Lancaster Row in Notting Hill in London, UK.
Walk among the colorful houses in Notting Hill.Photo Credit: cktravels.com / Shutterstock

Notting Hill

Home to some of London’s most colorful houses and cutest brunch spots, Notting Hill offers a wealth of picture-perfect backdrops. Strike a pose in front of the pastel-colored homes of St. Luke’s Mew and Lancaster Row before snapping a picture of a lavender latte at the iconic Farm Girl Cafe.

3. God’s Own Junkyard

The neon signs at God’s Own Junkyard in London in England.
Surround yourself with the witty neon signs of God’s Own Junkyard.Photo Credit: Jack Pearson / Tripadvisor

Walthamstow

Tucked away on an industrial estate, God’s Own Junkyard is London’s art store answer to downtown Tokyo. Described as a “wonderland of creativity” by its owner, the visual bonanza features hundreds of neon signs and has been used as a backdrop for countless magazine shoots, including Vogue.

4. Leadenhall Market

Shoppers enjoy walking through Leadenhall Market in London in England.
Leadenhall Market was featured in two "Harry Potter" films.Photo Credit: Pinkcandy / Shutterstock

City of London

As soon as you lay eyes on Leadenhall Market, you know exactly why it was featured in not one but two Harry Potter films. The grand and airy covered market dates back to the 14th century, and its cobbled floors and swooping glass roof are ready and waiting to be photographed. Plus, you’ll find a great range of boutique shops, bars, and restaurants in this historic space.

5. Barbican Conservatory

The lush greenery of Barbican Conservatory in the Barbican in North London.
Take striking photos inside the Barbican Conservatory.Photo Credit: Cristian Mircea Balate / Shutterstock

Barbican

Nature has reclaimed a section of the Barbican’s iconic brutalist architecture at the Barbican Conservatory, a verdant hidden gem and tropical oasis. Pose beside towering palms and serpentine vines, and keep your eyes peeled for exotic fish and birds. Admission is free, but you’ll need to book your ticket in advance.

6. ArcelorMittal Orbit

The red, tall sculpture that is ArcelorMittal Orbit in London in England.
ArcelorMittal Orbit is the tallest sculpture in the UK.Photo Credit: AC Manley / Shutterstock

Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Stratford

Deemed a monstrosity by some and a beacon of modern architecture by others, the ArcelorMittal Orbit slide is one of London’s most unique structures—and the tallest sculpture in the UK. Best photographed in the evening when it’s illuminated against the night sky, the sculpture is also home to a hard-raising heater skelter slide and an observation platform that boasts panoramic views of the city.

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7. Kyoto Garden

Cherry blossoms at Kyoto Garden in London, England.
Take a zen afternoon stroll through Kyoto Garden.Photo Credit: Pocholo Calapre / Shutterstock

Holland Park

Experience the sweet serenity of Japanese zen at Kyoto Garden, a magical, tranquil plot in Holland Park, West London. Hailed as one of the most beautiful green spaces in the capital, the garden features serene, tiered waterfalls, ponds full of giant koi carp, wandering peacocks, and stone features–the ideal backdrop for your Instagram grid.

8. The Ivy Asia

Diners enjoy eating beneath the cherry tree inside The Ivy Asia in London, UK.
The Ivy Asia has a cherry-blossom tree inside the dining area.Photo Credit: Kacion / Tripadvisor

St. Paul’s

Few restaurants can boast a life-sized cherry blossom tree in the center of their dining room, but that’s just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to The Ivy Asia’s spectacular interior. Feast your eyes on East Asian trinkets and an algae-green floor that makes you feel like you're walking on water. And it’s not just the decoration—the eatery’s dishes are almost too dazzling to devour, but you’ll be happy you did, as the Asian-inspired delicacies taste as good as they look.

9. Little Venice

Boats on the canal in Little Venice in London, which is so Instagrammable.
Enjoy water views and romantic photographs at Little Venice.Photo Credit: Alex King Pics / Shutterstock

North of Paddington

Reminiscent of a Venetian waterway, this canalside stretch is ideal not just for photographing, but also for a relaxed stroll away from London’s hustle and bustle. Depending on the way you walk, the riverside route takes you west to Notting Hill or north through Regents Park to Kings Cross, where you'll find more photogenic sights such as Portobello Road, Coal Drops Yard, and London Zoo.

10. The Blind Pig

Instagrammable cocktails at The Blind Pig bar in London, UK.
The Blind Pig is well-known for its unique drinks.Photo Credit: Zoey Olivia / Tripadvisor

Soho

Nestled in the beating heart of Soho, the Blind Pig's cocktails push creative boundaries to the limit. Based on regularly changing themes such as literature, music, and mythology, the drinks combine innovative flavors with wacky additions such as candy floss, charcoal, and chili. Plus, the low-lit, copper-topped interior provides a flattering light for portraits.

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