April 28, 2018

My top ‘instagrammable’ spots in London

Loads of people at the moment are whining about the amount of florals they are seeing on their Instagram feeds.

Yes everyone seems to be out and about in London at the moment trying to get the best Instagram friendly #content.

Is it a bad thing? I for one am not ashamed about having a ‘basic’ Instagram feed. If that’s what I like posting then I am going to post it! Instagram is my little corner of the internet.

I always think that London looks so pretty when it’s decorated in florals, in some ways I think there should be more florals in the capital!

So here are my favourite London Instagram spots – some of them are very close to each other so you can walk.

Peggy Porschen

It’s the one, the ultimate, Instagram location in London. I actually went past there again the other day with The Cosy Traveller and the queues to have a pot of tea and a cupcake there were insane.

There was also a police car however I don’t think it was Instagram related.

The Cosy Traveller and I spent a really long time getting these shots!

Luckily the day we went there, it wasn’t so bad. I don’t know what it is about Peggy Porschen but it just kind of sucks you in.

Read more: The ultimate London bucket list

Within minutes we were posing, getting on our knees and arranging the cups of tea and cakes to get the perfect picture.

And yes the cake was delicious.

The multi-coloured houses on King’s Road, Chelsea

Last year photos of these houses were everywhere. It’s a hit in every season from the moment summer hits to the time snowflakes fall.

I mean look. It’s so pretty.

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On a Saturday you’ll find lots of fashion bloggers posing outside the houses for their outfit shoots. I’ve always wondered what the residents think! Writing an article on it is definitely on my list.

Covent Garden

The florals change every year and are definitely worth a visit

The lads at Covent Garden have cottoned on to the fact that florals sell.

They really do.

For the second year running, they’ve installed floral designs, seats and swings around the markets meaning that you can shop AND fill your photography boots.

Sketch

Sketch in London

If you’re looking to visit Sketch then make sure you book ahead as there is an uber long waiting list

Not only do you get to take as many photos as you want for this one, you also get to fill your face with sandwiches, cake and champagne.

The pink decor and cute plate sets means that Sketch is a great place to snap some food pics. The dark lighting makes it a little difficult though.

The food is absolutely delicious and you even get to be fancy by sampling a bit of caviar! We also had champagne – oooh fancy!

Maddox Gallery

This one is quite convenient for all you shoppers! It’s right off Regent’s Street.

Every couple of months the building changes design. Last year there were red hearts all across the building during the first part of the year and then a brightly coloured rainbow during summer.

Kynance Mews

This mews is incredibly popular which can be annoying or it can be incredibly helpful for those who are solo travelling because there is always someone to take your picture!  

Kynance Mews

But you can’t deny that it isn’t pretty!

The best times to visit are in summer and autumn. In summer, the beautiful purple Wisteria tends to grow on the side of the archway leading to the mews. And in winter, the leaves turn an amazing bright red.

Dominique Ansel Bakery

Dominique Ansel bakery, instagram London

Just down the street from Peggy Porschen, is Dominique Ansel Bakery.

And I feel like you kind of get more bang for your buck there.

First of all, there’s more room so everyone can fit in without having to queue. And secondly the cakes are a lot bigger!

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And a lot cuter too! How sweet is this snowman cake?

Kensington’s wisteria houses

Every April, houses across London are coated in the beautiful wisteria flower.

But the best ones have to be in Kensington. This house is just around the corner from High Street Kensington station.

Wisteria house in London

Hello Darling

Hello Darling popped up out of nowhere on the gram last summer and the colours of the building are glorious.

Make sure to actually step inside for dinner – they have a good value set menu and lots of tasty dishes with copious amounts of goats cheese. YES.

 

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London Eye

I’d never really thought about the London Eye being an Instagrammable spot until I saw people posing for photos across the river from it.

It’s so much better than trying to take a photo next to it.

My advice for taking a good pic is to try and go on a weekday as the weekends are a lot busier and you’ll be jostling for space.

St Pancras Renaissance hotel

Firstly, you should stop outside because the building itself is absolutely stunning. It dates back to the late 1800s and was designed by Sir Gilbert Scott. 

 

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Had a great evening out with @thecosytraveller exploring @stpancrasren. Such an amazing building. And good coffee too! Thanks to Emily for the pic ❤️

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Inside, you’ll find possibly one of the grandest staircases in London. Although be careful – part of the staircase is only reserved for hotel guests so be mindful of the rules and other people around you.

St Pancras Station

St Pancras Station is my favourite in London because out of all of them, it feels like it has got itself together. It’s easy to get around, there are good food places and there is a Boots which pretty much houses everything you’ll ever need. 

St Pancras station, London

There are always beautiful exhibits inside – they always have a cracking Christmas Tree. The station is also home to the sign by Tracey Emin which always looks good in a shot.

Doughnut Time

This is an Australian brand but they are BIG here in London and they know how to do a cracking doughnut.

I used to frequent the one in Chinatown but they’re now opened a Doughnut Time World which has its own ball pool and a large doughnut swing. Instagrammable – does what it says on the tin.

The BT Tower

You can only really go up this once a year during Open House London but the view is so good I thought i’d include it anyway.

Plus, you never know, you might get lucky!! Keep an eye out on the Open House London website for advice on how to apply. 

Read more: Visiting London’s BT Tower

The Knot Churros

There’s not much to say about the exterior of Knot Churros – it’s all about the decorations inside and of course the actual food itself.

Make sure to try one of the specials for the most colourful ice cream and churros combo. Can’t wait to go back already.

Coppa Club

As I said on my Instagram, I found breakfast at Coppa Club quite underwhelming. However that doesn’t mean you can’t stop by for a picture.

Sophie at Coppa Club in London

The igloos look quite cool with the Shard and Tower Bridge in the background.

Chinatown

As you readers know, Chinatown is my favourite place in London. And it just so happens to be incredibly beautiful too.

Especially when the lanterns are up for Chinese New Year. If you’re lucky, you’ll see them setting the lanterns up just before the celebrations begin.

 

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Greenwich Naval College

I finally ticked off the Naval College last year and couldn’t believe i’d managed to leave it this long. It’s absolutely stunning – if you go on a weekday, you’re more likely to get it for yourself.

Mr Fogg’s Gin Parlour

Gin is good and so is the exterior and interior of Mr Fogg’s in Fitzrovia.

The inside makes you feel like you’re on an adventure while the outside makes you feel like you’re stepping into a floral palace. Stay for the toasted sandwiches and large glasses of gin – they’re good!

 

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Ralph’s Coffee

Ralph Coffee is situated inside Ralph Lauren and is just so damn cool.

The coffee bar itself is such a pretty shade of green and the muffins are wonderful. It tends to look its best around the time that the Wimbledon tennis tournament is on.

Have I missed out any hidden gems?

I’m on a quest this summer to find the most photogenic London Instagram spots so let me know if you think i’ve missed a good one! 

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