Planning a trip to London and wondering where to snap the best photos? Look no further! This guide is here to show you the best spots in London that will make your Instagram feed shine with the British capital’s charm!
Apple Market (Covent Garden)
Covent Garden is one of the most recognizable of all London’s attractions. It covers a large area filled with markets, shops, pubs and restaurants. Hands down the most picturesque and Instagram-perfect part of Covent Garden is the glorious Apple Market. The site of a former vegetable and fruit market, the covered Apple Market is now home to stalls loaded with handmade crafts and gifts.
Neal’s Yard is technically part of Covent Garden too. Yet it’s really worth its very own place on this list of best Instagram spots in London. Neal’s Yard is a small courtyard with gorgeous colourful buildings and beautiful plants. It’s almost always super busy and crowded so make sure you get there as early as possible if you don’t want your Instagram post to feature dozens of strangers.
The Big Ben
The Big Ben needs no special introduction. No trip to London is complete without taking thousands of snapshots of the iconic Clock Tower. If you want a panoramic shot of the Houses of Parliament rather than just the Big Ben, it’s best to snap your photo from the South Bank of the River Thames.
Back in 2012, London’s skyline changed for ever with the completion of one of the most imposing tall buildings ever built: the Shard. The latter is a masterpiece of modern architecture but it’s also a kind of “love it or hate it” construction. Either way, a photo of either the Shard itself or the view from its observation deck can’t be absent from your Instagram feed.
St Lukes Mews (Notting Hill)
Notting Hill in general is one of the quaintest neighborhoods in London. However, there are some streets in the area that are more photogenic than others. One of them is St Lukes Mews, which is lined with low fairytale-like buildings with the most colorful facades you could ever dream of.
London is a huge and incredibly diverse city that has something for everyone. In this guide, we’re taking you on a trip to London’s best neighborhoods. Come see with us all the fantastic things you can do in each of them!
Hands down the most charming part of London is the colorful and romantic Notting Hill. With rows upon rows of pastel-colored buildings, quaint cobblestone streets, antique shops, and picture-perfect cafes, it’s no wonder that Notting Hill is often featured in films set in the British capital. If you happen to be in the area on a Sunday, don’t miss the chance to feel the vibes of the amazing Portobello Road Market. Similarly, if you’re visiting London in August, you should definitely check out the Notting Hill Carnival, which is one of Europe’s largest festivals of its kind.
Soho is probably the most vibrant of all London neighborhoods. Although sketchy and ill-famed in the past, Soho is now one of the safest and friendliest parts of London. It is home to countless bars, restaurants, and cafes while it’s also one of the city’s main shopping districts. If you want to feel like a local, head over to any pub in Soho after 17:00 and mingle with the 9-5ers who flock there after work for a pint or three.
The City of London is in essence the very heart of the British capital, its Old Town if you will. However, it doesn’t remind me of anything old whatsoever. The City is London’s primary financial district and this is why it’s dotted with the most impressive skyscrapers. In fact, this is the best area in London to check out the city’s stunning modern architecture.
Camden Town is where the heart of alternative London beats. The area has always been popular with young crowds who flock to Camden’s colorful markets and hip eateries and bars. Camden Town is also the starting point to a marvelous path that runs along Regent’s Canal, which is ideal for either walking or cycling.
Shoreditch is an up-and-coming neighborhood where you can taste the best cuisines from all over the world as well as admire quite a few masterpieces of street art. A melting pot of cultures, Shoreditch is a vibrant neighborhood that is particularly popular with locals, thus irresistibly authentic.
We know that finding a day tour combining most of the above places might be a toughie. But with this ultimate London walking tour, you will be able to check many places off your bucket list!