The 10 Most Instagrammable Places in London

instagrammable places london
By Livia Boerger
London is an incredibly photogenic and Instagrammable city. With an infinite number of flower-covered cafés, millennial pink restaurants, and swoon-worthy storefronts, it’s no wonder that bloggers, influencers, and pretty much anyone with an Instagram feed would be drawn to the destination.
 
Many of these shops adapt their decorations each season (especially around Christmas time), making them ever-changing and beautiful locations that not only attract content creators, but tourists and locals alike.
 
Below you’ll find a list of the most instagrammable places in London, as well as our recommendations for the best places to have high tea, the best restaurants, and top things to do across the pond.
 
Whether you’re heading to London as a vacation with girlfriends, thinking about going for your honeymoon, or planning a trip “just because”—these spots should definitely be on your list.

The Most Instagrammable Places in London

1. Peggy Porschen

Peggy Porschen is a café famous for its pink exterior and floral decorations that quickly shot to fame because of social media. Many consider it to be the most Instagrammable restaurant in London.

Expect to wait in line to eat and/or take a photo. I’d recommend only coming here for a photo, as the food is supposed to be underwhelming.

Peggy Porschen

Photo: @lenajosefineb

Locations:
Chelsea: 219 King’s Road, Chelsea, London SW3 5EJ

Belgravia: 116 Ebury Street, Belgravia, London SW1W 9QQ

Stalk them on Instagram: 
@peggyporschenofficial


2. Coppa Club

With glass igloos right on the Thames river offering views of the Shard and Tower Bridge, Coppa Club is a cute restaurant that seats around ten people per igloo, which makes it a great idea for a girls trip or family vacation.

It is hands down one of the prettiest places in London, so if you’re planning a visit,  be sure to book in advance! 

Coppa Club most instagrammable places in london

Photo: @bubrrece

Location:
3 Three Quays Walk, Lower Thames St, London EC3R 6AH

Stalk them on Instagram: 
@coppaclub


3. Churchill Arms

You can’t go to London and not visit a pub. If beer isn’t your thing, the Churchill Arms is still worth a visit.

Its exterior is decked out with plenty of ferns and flowers that’ll tempt you to pop in for an ale or two.

Churchill Arms

Photo: @thelondonwallflower

Location:
119 Kensington Church St, Kensington, London W8 7LN

Stalk them on Instagram: 
@churchillarmsw8


4. Tower Bridge

Tower Bridge is a classic London institution. The prettiest bridge in London has great views from both the north and south side of the Thames river.

Head to Butler’s Wharf Pier for a hidden and less crowded walkway along the river with even better views of the bridge!

Tower Bridge most instagrammable places in london

Photo: @stephspagnolo

Locations:
Tower Bridge Rd, London SE1 2UP

Stalk them on Instagram: 
@towerbridge


5. London Eye

There’s no denying that London Eye is a beautiful landmark BUT there are certain areas offering even better views than others.

Walk to the nearby pedestrian bridge and capture both the London Eye and Westminster – even better if you’re there for sunset!

London Eye most instagrammable places in london

Photo: @tinkerbelltik

Locations:
Bishop’s, London SE1 7PB

Stalk them on Instagram: 
@londoneye


6. Natural History Museum

One of the most photogenic museums in London, the Natural History Museum is at its prettiest during winter with an ice rink and huge Christmas tree in the middle situated right in front of it.

It’s still very pretty during the other seasons, so marvel at its beauty and explore history while you’re at it.

Natural History Museum most instagrammable places in london

Photo: @emmaonadventures

Locations:
Cromwell Rd, South Kensington, London SW7 5BD

Stalk them on Instagram: 
@natural_history_museum


7. Neal’s Yard

Neal’s Yard is a hidden gem many don’t know about. Pass cobblestone streets to get there, and you’ll find colorfully painted houses and small restaurants.

Since this area is tiny and can get packed with tourists, head there earlier in the day to avoid crowds.

Neal's Yard

Photo: @iristrollerud

Locations:
15 Monmouth St, London WC2H 9DA


8. Portobello Road

Notting Hill is one of the most popular areas that you’ve likely seen on your Instagram feed, and Portobello Road is where you’ll find all of the most iconic houses.

Side note: Keep in mind that these houses are homes to other people. Residents are becoming increasingly frustrated with the crowds of influencers trying to get the shot, often overstepping into residents front yards.
 
Some of the residents have even gone so far as putting up barriers and buckets for donations to keep insta-hungry people at bay to not invade their privacy even more.
 
If you choose to explore this area, please be as respectful as possible.
 
Portobello Road most instagrammable places in london

Photo: @claudia_macobatti

Locations:
Portobello Road, London


9. Sky Garden

High up above London, Sky Garden is a tropical garden and restaurant offering sweeping views of the entire city.

Reservations are required (before 8pm) but free of charge. Come during sunset or early in the morning for sunrise Yoga during the summer months.

Sky Garden

Photo: @trocotudoporviagem

Locations:
 20 Fenchurch St, London EC3M 8AF

Stalk them on Instagram: 
@sg_skygarden


10. The Shard

The Shard transformed London’s skyline after its completion in 2012.

It is now the tallest building in the United Kingdom, houses London’s Shangri-La, restaurants, bars and an observation deck. Grab a drink from the bar and watch the sun disappear in the distance.

The Shard most instagrammable places in london

Photo: @chrisjdalton

Locations:
32 London Bridge St, London SE1 9SG

Stalk them on Instagram: 
@theshardlondon


Looking for more of the best things to do in London? Check out this crowd-sourced list of suggestions that my followers and readers submitted. Also: if you’re planning to go during the holidays, check out my packing list for Winter trips to Europe.

THE BEST PLACES FOR HIGH TEA IN LONDON

One Aldwych: Charlie & the Factory inspired
The Berkley: “fashion” high tea
Orangery in Kensington Gardens: lots of enthusiastic responses for this
Sketch: most instagrammy resto in LDN; recommended by pretty much everyone; need a rez

sketch london most instagrammable places in london

Photo: @sketchlondon

The Connaught: traditional
Rosebery Lounge at the Mandarin Hyde Park
The Dorchester: fancy & v British
Claridges: a classic
The Goring: royals love it here

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BEST RESTAURANTS IN LONDON 

The Wolsely: classic; great for lunch/brunch/dinner
Scarfes Bar: hotspot. Fun for dinner/drinks/live music
Veeraswamy: amazing Indian food
Sunday roast at Dean Street Townhouse
Xu
Park Chinois: biggest hotspot rn
Dishoom: amazing Indian food
Ciecetti: delicious Italian
Chiltern Fire House: always trendy mainstay; great for people watching/celeb spotting; ask to sit outside!
Frenchie: unbelievable food; sit at the bar
Oxo Tower Restaurant: views!

London Restaurants

Photo: @oxo_tower

Wayfare
St John Smithfield
Eggbreak
Chambers of Flavor
Berner’s Tavern: at the Edition
Brunch at Granger & Co
Duck & Waffle: great views; plus it’s open 24/7, perfect for after late-night drinks
Bumpkin: Brit brasserie
Daunt Brooks: get the canvas toast

BEST BARS IN LONDON

Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club
The Connaught Bar: go to the bar in the back, not Coburg in the front
Sexy Fish: late night vibes. hotspot

Shangri-La Rooftop
The Ned: drinks & entertainment
Monkey 47 Winter Lodge: great cocktails & music
Bar Termini in Soho: book a table
Oblix at the Shard:
Secret wine bar in the basement of Fortnum & Mason
The Night Jar: speakeasy in Shoreditch

BEST THINGS TO DO AND SEE IN LONDON

Hire a bike and ride through Hyde Park
Convent Garden for cute shopping + eats
Spitalfields Market
Portobello Road Market: best spot for souvenir shopping
Camden Market
Borough Market: hidden gem/authentic

Sky Gardens: pre-book a free ticket
Harrod’s, Harvey Nichols, Joseph, Meli Melo, F&M: shopping
Marylebone Farmer’s Market
Colorful houses of Notting Hill: instagrammy!
Blue Badge London Walks Tour
Leadenhall Market: filmed Harry Potter there
Ivy Chelsea Garden
Hop On/Hop Off bus tour: great way to see the city
Take the ferry to Greenwich
Churchill War Rooms
Kensington Palace Gardens
Tate Modern

Livia Boerger is a German London-based travel content creator passionate about trying new things. She helps travelers navigate adventure and mindfulness while sharing genuine travel guides and tips on her blog. Follow her here: @livandwander

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