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The 15 Most Instagrammable Places In London

Welcome to the pretty city of London. Old world architecture lines narrow streets, filled with charming restaurants and cafés. Not to mention the cutting edge modern architecture and countless nurtured gardens and parks. London is a photographers dream, and the perfect place to get the shot that sets Instagram on fire. Check out our list of the 15 most Instagrammable places in London. 

WESTMINSTER ABBEY

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Westminster Abbey is the enchanting church in the centre of London. Every bit as beautiful as it is fascinating, the 700+ years of history is something well worth spending the day learning about. Throughout the history of Westminster Abbey, it has been at the centre of British political, social and cultural life.

COVENT GARDEN

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Take a short whimsical walk through Covent Garden and find this curious corner named after 17th century developer, Thomas Neale. The alleyway has lots of independent shops and opens up into a courtyard, perfect for resting your legs and doing a little people watching. It’s no wonder it’s one of the most Instagrammable places in London.

RICHMOND RIVERSIDE

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Literally overflowing with countryside charm, Richmond Riverside is one of the best London hangout spots. Mere steps from pubs, restaurants, bars and the oldest bridge on the Thames, you can easily spend a day here catching some sun and bantering with locals along the stretches of seating and park space.

Royal botanical gardens, kew

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The Kew Gardens temperate house is a jaw dropping site inside and out. Located on the sprawling botanic gardens at Kew, it is one of many spectacular attractions to discover for yourself. Kew has the largest and most diverse botanical and mycological collections in the world and has been designated a UNESCO world heritage site. You could quite easily spend an entire day finding hidden gems and Instagrammable places on the sprawling grounds.

CIRCOLO POPOLARE

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Restaurant décor does not come more inspiring and Instagrammable than this. Fun, lively, energetic. These are just a few of the adjectives, you’ll hear from Londoners that have been to Circolo Popolare. Serving incredible Italian food and wine with a vibrant atmosphere, Circolo Popolare is one of the most popular restaurants in London’s Fitzrovia district. Planning a night out on the town? Then this is the place to start. 

TOWER BRIDGE

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Completed in 1894, Tower Bridge is a part of the very fabric of London. A combined bascule and suspension bridge, Tower Bridge stretches across the River Thames. Elegant and majestic, it is no surprise that millions of tourists flock to see the bridge every year. No trip to London would be complete without a visit to Tower Bridge, one of the most Instagrammable places in London.

NOTTING HILL

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One of the best known neighbourhoods in the world, Notting Hill has earned it’s reputation as a place worth checking out. With cute and colourful cosmopolitan dream homes, plus excellent restaurants, pubs, and theatres, there’s never a shortage of things to do and see here. Not forgetting lively Portobello Market and Notting Hill Carnival, which are just some of the many reasons that Notting Hill is on our list of the most Instagrammable places in London. 

Westminster Bridge

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Westminster Bridge is a beautiful bridge full of secrets. Fascinating architecture and ornate gothic lamps light the wat to the palace of Westminster. There are incredible views in every direction. Big Ben, Westminster Palace and the London Eye are all more than ideal back drops for this photogenic icon of London.

ST. PAUL’S CATHEDRAL

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With a history spanning over 1,400 years, a Cathedral dedicated to St Paul has always stood at the highest point in London. Today, this fixture in London’s history is a place of worship for many, and a truly magnificent sight to behold. Contrasted with modern buildings, the cathedral is a timeless classic designed by famous architect, Christopher Wren.

leadenhall market

Every bit as beautiful on the outside as it is inside, the Leadenhall Market is a covered market in the heart of London, dating back to the 14th century. It’s got all the old world charm of cobbled stone roads and independent shops. And of course, it’s the location of the wand shopping scene in Harry Potter. 

BYWATER STREET, CHELSEA

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Posh in pastel, Chelsea is one of the most affluent neighbourhoods in London. Walk the pretty streets that offer seasonal variety, but beauty nonetheless. A favourite area for dream house window shoppers. From widely adored flowers to the world famous football club Chelsea FC, this neighbourhood has something for everyone. Add a splash of colour with some shots in this highly Instagrammable corner of London.

THE GHERKIN

With a reputation as the world’s most civilized skyscraper, the Gherkin has been a centrepiece of the London skyline since 2003. A jewel of the cityscape, you can catch sight of this timeless architecture from a number of spectacular angles like this one.

Peggy Porschen Cakes

Peggy Porshen is a cake shop with treats as delicious as the shop is aesthetically pleasing. Pop in for a break at either, or both, locations in Chelsea and Belgravia while snapping up other stunning photos in the area. 

LOMBARD STREET

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Lombard Street is the historic home of finance and lending in London. Boasting narrow streets and colourful signs representing historic organizations, it’s a glimpse into a fascinating part of London’s past. Don’t forget to look up, as you can spot the super cool walkie-talkie building. 

GREENWICH PARK

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The perfect place to get together with friends in the sun or to go for a cool autumn walk. Greenwich Park is the most historic park in London. Designated as a hunting ground back in the day of Henry VIII, today it’s south-east London’s best summer hang out spot. With san epic view of the skyline like this, you can easily see why Greenwich Park is one of the most Instagrammable places in London.