These are the most snap-worthy spots in London 👇
Let’s be honest - some places are just made for the Gram, and London’s full of them. Whether you’re living in, or just visiting, the UK’s picturesque capital, you’ll find it hard to put your phone away. From colourful houses to flower markets, from historic buildings to cutting-edge architecture – the city is brimming with eye-catching backdrops for the perfect Instagram post.
If you live for the aesthetic, read on. We took a tour around the city to find the best hotspots for social snaps. Check out our top 10 most Instagrammable places in London below!
Boasting breathtaking views of Tower Bridge and The Shard, Coppa Club is always in high demand from tourists and locals looking to get some Gram-worthy pics. Right on the river Thames, you’ll be less focused on taking photos of your food (although the pizzas are amazing) and more focused on filling your Insta story with snaps of the city. Dining in these iconic igloos makes for a memorable day out, whether it’s a girl’s trip, a date or a spot of lunch with the fam – just remember to book in advance, as these do get snapped up fast.
You don’t have to fly to Europe to fill your timeline with shots of beautiful canals and waterways. Just go to Little Venice in London – a little slice of Italy situated just north of Paddington. This charming area is a staple on the London influencer Instagram, and it’s easy to see why: brimming with colourful houseboats and quaint little cafés, this dazzling district will make your followers think you’re on a fancy holiday without leaving London. To take it to the next level, book a boat trip down the waterway and soak up the Venetian vibes.
Come for the cupcakes, stay for the aesthetic. Famous for its pastel pink exterior and majestic floral display, this high-class bakery takes afternoon tea to the next level. Once you’ve taken a snap in front of the Peggy Porschen, dive in and sample some award-winning sweet treats from the menu. Creative confections are paired with teas or champagne in this hidden gem in the heart of London, so there’s a high chance you’ll leave with a load of likes and sugar rush to boot.
Neal’s Yard, Covent Garden
Hidden away inside the colourful courtyard that is Neal’s Yard, you’ll find an oasis of indie bars, boutiques, cafés and hipster restaurants begging to be snapped and shared to the timeline. Pass the charming cobblestone streets to this colourful corner of Covent Garden that is often named one of London’s prettiest streets. Save space in your story for the purchases and produce you get while you’re here and rest assured that every business in the area is committed to sustainable and ethical practices.
When the student loan lands, book a booth at Sketch in Mayfair, one of the most Instagrammable restaurants in London. Imagine dining in the midst of an imaginary fairy tale forest, or picture yourself lounging in a lush baby-pink velvet booth enjoying a Michelin-star meal amidst an exhibition of contemporary art. It’s all possible at Sketch, a gallery and restaurant that takes aesthetic up a notch. You literally feel like you’re living inside a Renaissance painting when you stop in for lunch at this high-end restaurant.
Ivy Asia St Paul’s, St Paul's
Situated in the heart of London overlooking St Paul’s Cathedral, this stunning spot deserves a place on your Insta feed. As you might have guessed, Ivy Asia is adorned with opulent décor from the East: panelled artwork depicting notable Japanese landscapes, a gold mirrored bar and a deep pink pagoda are just a few of the backdrops you’re going to want to snap a selfie in front of. As well as sumptuous interiors and expansive views of the cathedral, this extravagant joint serves up mouth-watering Asian food and has a busy schedule of vibrant entertainment.
Come on – you didn’t really think we were going to leave out London’s highest public garden on our list of Insta-worthy spots, did you? Also known as the Walkie Talkie due to its shape, this sky-scraper has a top-floor terrace that you probably recognise from influencers’ timelines. Designed by award-winning landscape architecture practice Gillespies, the open-air terrace is adorned with a huge variety of gorgeous greenery including Mediterranean and South African plants. Beyond the captivating views of the capital city, the Sky Garden’s bar and restaurant offerings will have you snapping your food like nobody’s business.
Circolo Popolare, Fitzrovia
This Mediterranean restaurant may not have been launched for the purpose of Insta pics, but the entire place just oozes extravagance. Having nabbed the (unofficial) crown for Most Instagrammable Restaurant In The City, Circolo Popolare take bookings in advance because of the high demand for their exquisite Italian food and wall of booze. We’re not kidding: Circolo Popolare brings the style of the Sicilian coastline to London with hanging plants and 20,000 bottles of booze lining the walls. There’s no pressure to make a dent in them – just bask in the beautiful aesthetic and watch the Likes roll in.
Here’s the thing: when you visit Brixton, you’re going to want to just keep your camera open at the ready. The whole place is a hipster paradise, but Pop Brixton takes the prize for the place you’re going to want to add to the TL. This community-ran container village is home to a host of independent retailers, restaurants, street food start-ups, super clubs, art instalments and trade fares from around the world – in other words, its cultural melting pot that we can’t see going out of trend any time soon. Head there in the summer to soak up the sun and sample some of the amazing street food on offer
Portobello Road Market
We couldn’t make this list of the most Instagrammable places in London and not include the iconic Portobello Road. This is THE famous road in Notting Hill, lined with colourful houses and oozing with chic. Simply put - it’s a must for your Insta. Just make sure you plan your outfit to co-ordinate with the scenery if you want the perfect snap. We recommend visiting this road on a Saturday to take advantage of the market stalls that sell vintage clothes, trinkets, one-of-a-kind antiques and delicious food.