Most Instagrammable places in London

Do it for the 'Gram baby!! Click on the places below to see their locations and check out the best places to get those all important pictures in London...

 

Views

 

London Eye/Big Ben/Parliament

They’re all in the same place pretty much – and if you go on the London Eye you can photograph all of them at once plus more (the Thames and a stunning view of London) with these famous landmarks in the forefront.

 

Sky Gardens

Increasingly popular and a great photo op with large hanging gardens inside this epic glass windowed building located in the city with epic views of London.

 

The Shard

Head up the shard to get a great photo of the city from high up – you can also get a pic of London’s tallest building itself. from the outside.

 

St. Paul's/Maddison’s

A bar at the top of shopping centre one new change has great views of London with St Pauls in the foreground.

 

Up at the o2 (Millennium Dome)

Something different!... Climb the iconic o2 Millennium Dome for fantastic views of London – on a good day you can even see the arches of Wembley Stadium. Book in advance and be prepared to climb!

 

Parliament Hill

If you’re in London for a week or longer it’s worth the trip slightly out of central to get a picture of this view of London, particularly on a clear sunny day… it’s a popular one with the locals!

 

 

Landmarks/buildings

 

Tower Bridge

Tower Bridge and the tower of London are both extremely photogenic landmarks shrouded in history. If you're be lucky enough to see the bridge opening, even better!

 

Buckingham Palace

This place needs no introduction. Either get up close with the steely gates and the guards or further back to get the whole building in shot. You can also head to St. James Park Bridge to get a cool shot from much further away.

 

The Gherkin/The City

The Gherkin is a building shaped like a gherkin – an innovative design, in the heart of 'The City' area in London where there are lots of other cool buildings to photograph too.

 

Greenwich Navy College

If you’re going to the o2/Millennium Dome you’ll see it from the top and whilst you’re in the area this a cool building to check out with a backdrop of London behind it.

 

Somerset House

In the winter the middle of Somerset House gets turned into an ice rink and looks awesome!

 

Natural History Museum

Looks great on the outside and the inside!

 

Harrods

Go at night time for the best photo when all the lights are on.

 

The London Eye

A great view but also a must take picture if you’re coming to London… a giant looking bicycle wheel – best at night time when its' lit up. Also head to St. James Park Bridge for a picture from further away.

 

Harry Potter platform 9 ¾ at Kings Cross

Expect queues but a great pic for the 'Gram!

 

 

Streets

 

Piccadilly Circus

Central London - think taxis  and red buses everywhere, huge advertisements flashing and just round the corner from Trafalgar Square… 2 birds 1 stone.

 

Regent Street

Runs down from Piccadilly and can often be found with several Union Jacks hanging and taxis/red buses a plenty.

 

Egerton Crescent

A classic West End London Street - a row of houses just like out of the movies and one of the most expensive streets in London.

 

Chinatown

In the heart of Soho, a majestic, pedestrianised area brightly lit up with red lanterns and gates at the forefront. Looks great at night.

 

Abbey Road

The iconic abbey road crossing from the Beatles album cover. Watch out for cars!

 

 

Restaurants/Cafes

 

Peggy Porschen

A café with pretty flowers drooped outside – sometimes there’s even a queue to get a photo by the front of this café!

 

Sketch Restaurant

Fine dining and a great photo opportunity – cool décor in the dining area and egg pods in what must be the coolest toilet in the world!

 

Coppa Club

The one next to Tower Bridge – they have pods outside where you can eat/drink/chill.

 

 

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Updated: 4:27pm on 26th September 2018

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Written by: Jeremy Cogden

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