London – One of the world’s top tourist destinations and the perfect backdrop for your Instagram feed. 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.

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.

12 Most Instagrammable Places in London.
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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 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.

12 Most Instagrammable Places in London
The London Eye

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.

12 Most Instagrammable Places in London
Big Ben and Parliament at sunset.

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 Tower 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. 

Tower Bridge

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. 

Leadenhall Market

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 #.

12 Most Instagrammable Places in London
Harrods by night
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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.

12 Most Instagrammable Places in London.
Noting Hill – Colourful buildings

Half way through our list of the – 12 Most Instagrammable Places in London and hope you are enjoying it.

12 Most Instagrammable Places in London
Big Ben and Parliament from London Eye

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.

12 Most Instagrammable Places in London.
The Churchill Arms – 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.  

12 Most Instagrammable Places in London.
Peggy Porschen

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.

12 Most Instagrammable Places in London
Piccadilly Circus – London

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.

12 Most Instagrammable Places in London
The British Museum – 12 Most Instagrammable Places in London

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.

Neal’s Yard

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.  

12 Most Instagrammable Places in London
St Paul’s Cathedral & Millennium Bridge

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.

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37 COMMENTS

  1. The only problem is the Queen Elizabeth Tower (which hosts Big Ben), its got maintenance work for at least another year or two so no one can see the clock at the moment which is a shame but the works have to be done. But the one thing I am happy about is Piccadilly Circus and those huge television screens, they got replaced about a year or two so when taking photos of them, it looks very clear. The old screens were horrible to take photos off and took many attempts to get the right photo. Tried it again last week and got amazing results.

    • The Big Ben no doubt under wraps don’t help but it’s for the long run. The new screens do help surely.

  2. I haven’t been to London yet but all these pictures are my dream destinations. All so lit up! Is it for Christmas or are they lit up like this all year round? The last pic of St Paul’s Cathedral and the Millennium Bridge is a real treat to eyes!

  3. I was curious when I opened this post to see how many of the spots we had actually photographed in London. We thought we saw a lot over several visits but were surprised to find that we missed the Leadenhall Market and the colourful houses in Nottinghill. We definitely will want to visit Peggy Porschen Cakes on our next trip. Another good set of reasons to return to London.

  4. London which is always on the top of many tourist destinations is in all has many photogenic places. Good to see that apart from famous places and bridges there are something colorful and quirky things for me which are of my types. I would first head to Neal’s Yard with hidden colorful streets as it looks very interesting to me. Also the cute pink bakery shop – Peggy Porschen looks very photogenic and like a toy. As an avid lover of houses, the colorful houses of Nottingham hills also worth visiting.

    • I’m sure you will love it and enjoy all these beautiful places. Neals Yard is indeed colourful yet quirky.

  5. I am in love with London and have been several times yet I have not visited Noting Hill. Churchill Arms Pub is gorgeous at Christmas, but most of London is. Peggy Porschen is so cute! I’m adding it to my map for the next visit

  6. Always fun to take photos of the iconic sites in a city. I think I have been to most of the places on your list. I know I am missing Peggy Porschen though. I would love to see (and try) what their cakes and baked goods look and taste like!

  7. Oh my! London is so vast and so beautiful and indeed there are so many instagrammable places.
    London Eye and Tower Bridge are definitely atop the list! We’ve taken so so many photographs there! Haha.
    Selfridges was the first ever place where we took photographs, even before London Eye or Tower Bridge!
    Too bad I missed Leadenhall market, Nottinghill and Peggy Porschen!

  8. I see Peggy Porschen on Instagram all the time so I can imagine that it gets fairly busy. Leadenhall Market looks beautiful! I wish I’d known about it when I was in London. The London Eye was my absolute favorite and reading this definitely makes me wanna plan a trip back!

    • Must admit that the Leadenhall Market is an absolute stunner and not as visited as some of the other more popular spots in London

  9. London is one of my favourite cities and surely one of the most Instagram worthy
    Thanks for sharing these wonderful places .

  10. London is on top of my bucket list. I love how there are so many wonderful instagrammable spots in London too. The London eye and the colorful houses in noting hill are my favorite. I would love to visit Peggy Porschen as well and take cute photographs. There are just so many wonderful place to visit in London

    • I hope you can tick off this bucket list destination soon. It is surely one of the most instagrammable city you can ever visit.

  11. We visited London before Instagram got popular and I’ve always been a little sad for not getting appropriate photos for that. I didn’t know big ben was under construction! While I recognise most of the places from my previous visit, I don’t think we went to Leadenhall market. Where is a nearby landmark to it? Or is it way out of the way? We also didn’t visit Peggy Porschen – it might have not existed when we went. Hope those cakes are tasty!

    • The Big Ben is indeed under wraps. Leadenhall market is in the finance area of Fenchurch street. Short walk from London Bridge.

  12. I enjoyed spending 10 days or so in London a couple of years back which was long enough to make me realise that 10 days isn’t long enough to see all the sights! I’ve got photos of quite a few of the attractions you’ve listed, but didn’t do much night time exploring so missed the lights of Harrods, Piccadilly Circus and the Churchill Arms Pub! I guess that’s what ‘next time’ is for 😀

    • There is so much to see and do in and around London that sometimes 10 days are even not enough. Hope you can visit again soon and touch on the places you missed out.

  13. You had me at bakery. Such a timely post. I’ve been to London many times and we’ll be back there soon. I haven’t been to Leadenhall Market nor the Churchill Arms hotel. Peggy Porschen is a must! Can’t wait for some tasty treats.

    • Well now you have a few new places to visit on your next trip to London. The tasty treats await you

  14. London is one of my most favourite holiday destinations and without a doubt the most photogenic cities you can visit. A photographers dream. I have not had a chance to visit the Leadenhall Market and Churchill Arms unfortunately and will add to my list for my next visit.

    • It is one of the best cities if you enjoy your photography. Hope you can visit the 2 places on your next visit

  15. I have applied for a scholarship this year to be in London and this post comes in perfectly. I would love to visit these places especially the Queen of pink baking and the Big Ben ofcourse – I love the contrast between modern bright buildings and the ancient castle-like which is so British!

    • Fingers crossed and hope you scholarship works out so you can experience it first hand. There is a lot of contrasts between the historic heritage and modern twist in London.

  16. Great post!! I have always loved London and I believe that because London is so huge and so posh every corner of London could be turn into instagrammable spot. London’s eye is kinda touristy but honest I have taken tons of picture of it as the view of London was amazing. I should plan another trip to London to get some more of them.

    • There is truest something at every corner to discover. Hope you can visit soon and enjoy the three places to.

  17. London is one of my most favourite cities and I just love the architecture to start with. Wish to be back soon

  18. Always a treat to photograph London and all it has to offer. It’s architecture and history makes the perfect backdrop.

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