If you are all after Instagrammable experiences – this post is for you.
If you are after seeing some of the most iconic places in London – this post is also for you.
If you are looking for places to feed your #foodporn – read on.

This is my personal list of (way too many) instagrammable London spots!

Sky Garden view

Sky Garden

Why go: It’s an indoor garden in the sky! It’s not only beautiful inside, it also offers incredible views on London.

Best time to go: Book in advance or try to enter half an hour before closing

Closest station: Monument


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Hays Galleria

Why go: This shopping passage tucked away between London Bridge and Tower Bridge is an architectural dream. It’s also a great spot to wait for the rain to pass.

Best time to go: After 7 pm

Closest station: London Bridge


Tower Bridge walk

Tower Bridge – River Wall

Why go: It’s a beautiful walk along the river and not many people go pss Tower Bridge itself so it’s a great spot to relax from the busy city buzz.

Best time to go: Anytime of the day or night

Closest station: London Bridge or Bermondsey


Neal's Yard

Neal’s Yard

Why go: A great secluded spot in the middle of central London. Also great restaurants and wine bar!

Best time to go: During the week days

Closest station :Tottenham Court Rd or Covent Garden

Hindu Temple

Hindu Temple
BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir

Why go: It’s the biggest Hindu temple outside of India and it’s absolutely stunning. You’re not allowed to take photos inside bhut you should definitely explore the inside as it’s breathtaking

Best time to go: Anytime

Closest station: Neasden and then a 1 mile walk

Sketch by @erikacarlock
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Why go: Its quirky interior and toilets are a must see for anyone who is into pink

Best time to go: Weekday, morning hours and during the day

Closest station: Oxford Circus


Elan Cafe by @elancafe
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Elan Cafe

Why go: All the flowery pink decor gives warm fuzzy feels

Best time to go: Weekday during the day

Closest station: There are two branches, one just off Park Lane (Hyde Park Corner station)another in Brompton Rd (South Kensington Station)


Close Maggiore by @xujinshimonicaaaaa
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Clos Maggiore

Why go:  Voted world’s most romantic restaurant

Best time to go: Just after opening at 5pm on weekdays, booking recommended

Closest station: Charing Cross, Covent Garden



These lovely biscuit stores are definitely Insta-famous. I haven’t tried anything but the biscuits look adorable

Closest station: Clapham Junction or Ladbroke Grove

Palm Vaults by @foxymornings
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Palm Vaults

Why go: Aren’t their lattes pretty? So is their decor. They also have a great selection of cakes

Best time to go: Weekdays

Closest station: Hackney Central Overground

Darcie & May
Daisy Green Collection

Why go: Now, I am a fan of all their venues. Victoria branch is super sleek, Marylebone has a lovely secret garden and Paddington awesome outdoor seating. Top it up with great coffee and Aussie-style healthy and picture-worthy breakfast options and you’re in heaven. I haven’t been to their new addition – 2 barges but they look sick!

Best time to go: Weekday when everyone is at work

Closest station: Paddington

Redemption Bar

Why go: Healthy dishes, great vegan & veggie selection and angel wings outside to snap that perfect Insta shot.

Best time to go: During the day

Closest station: Old St


Colourful houses

Colourful Houses

There’s plenty of streets with beautiful colourful houses spread all around London.
These include and aren’t limited to: Chalcot Crescent, Kelly St, Denbigh Terrace, Lancaster Rd, Portobello Rd, Westbourne Park Rd and more.

This picture was taken in Baywater St in Chelsea.

Peggy Porshen

Why go: Because it’s all over your Insta feed. I wasn’t particularly impressed with the coffee or the cakes but the interior is stunning.
Best time to go: Weekday during the day
Closest station: Victoria

God's Own Junkyard

 God’s Own Junkyard

Why go: Neon lovers unite, because this place is a neon heaven on Earth. Quite literally.

Best time to go: Anytime, it’s so far not many people go there

Closest station: Walthamstow Central

Barbican Gardens

Barbican Centre

Why go: It’s an oasis in the middle of The City and a great spot to just chill out with a book.

Best time to go: During the day

Closest station: Barbican

Milktrain by @heyamyjane
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Milktrain Icecream Cafe

Why go: Because icecream makes you happy

Best time to go: Not weekend

Closest station: Charing Cross or Leicester Sq

St Pauls One New Change One New Change &
Madison Restaurant

Why go: Great view of St Paul’s Cathedral both from ground level as well as from the rooftop at sunset

Best time to go: Saturday evening

Closest station: St Paul’s

Deers in Richmond

Richmond Park

Why go: Deers & nature
Best time to go: Early morning, check opening times
Closest station: Richmond & St Margaret’s

Ivy Chelsea

Ivy Garden

Why go: Stunning exterior and interior

Closest station: Sloane Sq



Why go: New addition to the London foodie scene. Amazing food options with avocado (obviously) and lovely presentation.

Best time to go: Thurs-Sun, recommended bookings

Closest station: Covent Garden or Leicester Sq

Love Door

Love door

Why go: Just your casual door spreading some love

Closest station: Sloane Sq

No 11 Pimlico

 No11 Pimlico

Why go: Beautiful interior and incredible food
Best time to go: Wekdays
Closest station: Sloane Sw or VictoriaRenaissance Hotel

 Renaissance Hotel

Why go: Stunning XIXth century building and incredible staircase
Closest station: Kings Cross

Hello Josephine

Hello Josephine

Why go: Because well behaved women don’t make history.
Closest station: Waterloo

Leadenhall Market

Leadenhall Market

Why go: It’s just really pretty

Best time to visit? Weekend

Closest station: Liverpool St or Monument

Queen House Stairs

Why go: These stairs are just stunning so if you are into spiral cases – you should pay it a visit.

Best time to go: Weekday as they often are closed for private receptions on the weekends

Closest station: Greenwich & Cutty Sark DLR

Kings Cross pass

 Kings Cross Station

Why go: The renovated station has a beautiful tunnel leading to one of its exits. The train station is also stunning.

Best time to go: daytime weekend

Closest station: Kings Cross

Big Ben pass view

Big Ben

Why go: This pass through on the Southbank has a great perspective on Big Ben and isn’t necessarily busy.

Bear in mind it is expected to be under construction until 2020.

The Landmark by @katie.one
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The Landmark London

Why go: Incredibly stunning interiors

Closest station: Baker St

Liberty by
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Why go: this XIX century department store is London’s iconic building and cannot be missed. Just beware – it’s expensive, but worth a stroll through.

When to go: always busy

Closest station: Oxford Circus

Chicama by @polabur
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Why go: This Peruvian seafood restaurant based in Chelsea makes eating seafood as glam as it gets.

Best time to go: Weekday

Closest station: Fulham Broadway

Farm Girl @lucy_thompson
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Farm Girl Cafe

Why go: Always busy cafe in Notting Hill is London Instagrammers’ favourite spot

Closest Station: Notting Hill

Other places worth mentioning:

Vaults Tunnel – you will rarely see the same grafitti twice. UK Shooters favourite photo spot.
Brixton Beachclub – Open in the summer time
Pink stairs at Frank’s Cafe in Pekcham – this converted carpark cafe is local hipsters’ favourite. Stunning views and pink stairs
Afternoon tea – a must for anyone visiting London
Burlington Arcade
Moyses Stevens – lovely flower shop on Elizabeth Street
Conservatory Archives
Bourne and Hollingsworth Buildings – beautiful industrial-look restaurant in Clerkenwell
The Corner Room – picture worthy cafe in Mile End
Flotsam & Jetsam
Sugar house studios wall – now this was is still very much featured on instagram even though it was dissembled over a year ago
Dalloway Terrace
Shoreditch House – most wanted Members’ Club offers not only great drinks and food but also design and views!
The Curtain Rooftop – new addition to the London hotel & members club scene – their rooftop is pretty sick!
Hutong at The Shard – This Chinese restaurant has stunning views of Tower Bridge – in my opinion much better than The View From Shard itself. No booking required, just arrive at the door and say you’re going to the bar. They do nice but pricey cocktails.


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