London – One of the world’s top tourist destinations and the perfect backdrop for your Instagram feed. London attracts over 15 million visitors every year and they take back memories of a lifetime in Photos. It is one of the most tagged cities in the world with its vibrant and electric atmosphere. Home to some of the most historic palaces, churches and breadth taking architecture. It is one of the most Instagrammable cities you can visit. London has been home to me for the last 15 years and I have found something interesting to photograph at every corner. So let me share with you – 12 Most Instagrammable Places in London.
My List of – The 12 Most Instagrammable Places in London.
1. The London Eye.
The famous landmark London Eye is a great place to get some shots with the Parliament building and Big Ben as a backdrop. If you want a bird’s eye view then jump into one of the pods of the London eye and you can get some great photos from here. Perfect place to take some amazing sunset shots as well. Walk across the Millennium Bridge (a pedestrian suspended bridge) and this is another place where you can get some amazing Instgrammable shots. It is the backdrop to the New Year’s Eve fireworks and if you are in the city during this time make sure to be there. It’s an absolute spectacular show and one you will never forget.
2. The Big Ben and Parliament Square.
The Big Ben is the most iconic landmark of London. It is one of the most photographed attractions in London and perhaps the world. Unfortunately it is under renovation at this time so if you are visiting London in the next few months you will have to be deprived of posing in front of the famous bell. Renovations are underway until 2021. The Parliament square is home to many of the famous Red Telephone boxes which are again quite great to shoot.
3. The Tower Bridge.
You can get some great photos of this historic bridge from a few different places in and around it. Saint Katherine’s dock and the City hall area the best places to capture this bridge. An early morning shoot on the bridge itself with less crowds is the perfect time to capture the beauty of this bridge. For a wide angle shot of the bridge walk over to London Bridge. It is certainly one of the most Instagrammable places in London.
4. Leadenhall Market.
Away from the touristy places the Leadenhall Market building is a covered indoor market surrounded by offices, cafes and bars. It dates back to the 14 Century and is situated in what was the centre of Roman London. Its red backdrop is absolutely stunning and adds life to your photos. Home to the London City Shoe Shine Co since 1991 and shining the shoes of the City workforce for 28 years. The perfect place to shoot on a quiet Sunday afternoon. It is buzzing with city workers all through the day and especially on a Friday afternoon.
5. The Dreamy Storefronts of Harrods / Selfridges / Fortnum and Mason.
London is home to some of the most famous luxury department stores in the world which make the perfect backdrop for your Instagram if you are into your fashion and luxury products. My favourite is Harrods with its 12,000 light bulbs that make it sparkle as the sun sets. The lights were switched on in 1959 as part of the Christmas decorations and became a permanent fixture. The trendy shops windows of Fortnum and Mason and Selfridges make them very popular Instagram #.
6. The Colourful Houses of Noting Hill.
Backdrop to the Hollywood blockbuster Notting Hill it is one of the most popular areas in London. Its iconic pastel coloured houses lined along Westbourne Park Road make it one of the most Instagrammable places in London. It becomes even livelier during the Notting Hill Carnival held annually at the end of August. The quirky shops and antique market of Portobello Market is another great place to capture the moment for your Instagram feed. Be mindful before you pose on the many beautiful staircases in front of these beautiful houses as they are homes.
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7. The Churchill Arms Pub
London is home to a vibrant Pub culture with almost 3,500 to choose from. The White Hart on Drury Lane claims to be the oldest Pub in London dating back to the 13th Century however the Churchill Arms has been making headlines for being the most beautiful and photographed pubs in London. It was regularly visited in the 1800s by Sir Winston Churchill’s Grandparents which led to the naming of the pub after World War 2. It is decorated in true British style, with Union Jacks and summer baskets through the summer and transformed into a Christmas spectacle during the festive season. For the best photos visit it on a sunny day or cold winter evening. It is no doubt the Prettiest pub in London.
8. Peggy Porschen – The perfect Pink bakery.
The Queen of pink baking and the most pretty little sweet shop of London – Peggy Porschen Cakes is one of the most Instagrammable places in London. London has quite a few pretty cafes and shops but this little gem seems to be gaining popularity day on day. It’s not just the exterior but the products are master pieces as well. The store puts on huge seasonal displays outside the front door. Its interiors and cakes are as beautifully decorated as the shop front so try and spend some time inside and treat yourself. It is quite busy all day long so suggest visit either really early or late to beat the crowds and get your perfect Instagram post.
9. Piccadilly Circus.
London’s answer to Times Square, NYC but with a more historic architectural backdrop. It is one of the most visited places in London with an electric atmosphere. The giant neon signs add great depth to your photos. It is crowded so your best shots are late at night when the crowds have gone. It is home to the famous Eros statue even though the statue are really not of Eros. The statue is actually of Anteros, his twin brother. A great place to sit on the steps of the fountain and get the perfect time-lapse.
10. The British Museum
London is home to some of the best museums in the world but the one which is most Instagrammable is the British Museum. The Great Court area of the museum with its magnificent glass domed roof and white background is absolutely stunning. You can get some great shots along its wide stairways. Inaugurated by Queen Elizabeth II – The Great Court is also the largest covered public square in Europe.
11. Neal’s Yard in Covent Garden.
Neal’s Yard is a small alley tucked away in the famous Covent Garden area of London. This could be classed as one of London’s best-kept secret. The alley opens into a courtyard which is named after the 17th Century developer Thomas Neale. It is home to some of the most colorful shops including the iconic Neal’s Yard remedies. The colourful shops and houses covered with ivy make it the perfect Instagram hot spot.
12. St Paul’s Cathedral and the Millenium Bridge.
Its beautiful architecture makes one of my most favourite buildings in London. St Pauls Cathedral is pearched on Ludgate Hill, the highest point of the City of London. I have seen some amazing shots of this monument and it stands out in the rapidly changing skyline of London. But for the best shots I would walk along the Millennium Bridge. The Millennium Bridge was the first pedestrian bridge crossing over the River Thames for more than a century. It provides a great place to shoot the city of London or St Pauls. This is surely one of my 12 Most Instagrammable places in London.
Hope you have fun visiting these Instagram spots in London.
Most of these places are very popular tourist attractions and you might think why I am sharing these. Remember these places are famous for a reason and attracts millions of people from across the globe every year. Some of these are the most tagged places on Instagram. Apart from this most of these places will not cost you a Penney to shoot and are completely free. London is very photo genic and there is something around at every corner. Hope this post helps you get your perfect shot as for me these are my 12 Most Instagrammable Places in London.
If you enjoyed this post you will surely enjoy some of the other must visit places – In and Around London.