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The Ultimate Instagram Guide for London: The Most Photographed Homes, Restaurants and Shops

Daniela Sanchez



London is filled with beautiful neighborhoods, and each has its own charm. Here’s a quick overview of some of the biggest hoods.

• Notting Hill

I might have a biased opinion because I lived in the area, but out of all of the neighborhoods, I would have to say it was my favorite. Mainly because of all the pink houses and quaint boutiques! On the weekends the Portobello Market is open and great to explore. You can find amazing vintage items.

• South Kensington

It offers a great mix of it all—houses, restaurants and shops. The spots in this area are a bit more spread out, but you get it all. It has great flower shops as well as the Insta-famous bakery Peggy Porschen, which is located on an adorable street and presents amazing displays that change with the seasons, that keep you coming back.

•Covent Garden

This area is a goldmine for your restaurant and shop-grams. Every corner is a postcard. I love how close the locations are, because you get to see so many amazing places in a short distance. I also suggest trying out the pubs and restaurants if you can.

• East London

For me, it has the best flower market ever! The Columbia Road Flower Market is a must at least once. The rows of flowers are endless and so are the masses of people! East London also has a great selection of vintage cars. Make sure to walk around the area (not just the market) and find your shots. The gorgeous pink and peach sister doors are close by, too. If you are in luck, the cat might be out posing! Also check out the art scene in Shoreditch, as well as Boxpark.

100 of Our Favorite Color-filled, Visually Inspiring Spots for Photographers


• The Crown & Anchor

• Neal’s Yard

• Postcard Teas Ltd

• Maddox Gallery

• The Shop at Bluebird

• Petersham Nurseries

• The Monocle Café London

• Spectrum Collections

• Treves & Hyde

• Covent Garden

• Floris London

• Les Senteurs

• Paul Rothe & Son

• The Churchill Arms

• Pollocks Toy Museum

• Daunt Books

• The Marylebone

• Fenwick

• Fortnum & Mason

• Tiffany & Co.

• Burlington Arcade

• Mews of Mayfair

• Electric Cinema

• L’Absinthe

• Biscuiteers Boutique and Icing Cafe

• Mr Fogg’s Tavern

• Jardin du Jasmin

• The Fine Cheese Co. Belgravia

• Rococo Chocolates Belgravia

• The Holly Bush

• Bageriet

• Host Cafe

• Labour and Wait

• Kingly Court

• Alice’s


• Dominique Ansel Bakery

• Sexy Fish

• Sanderson London

• Saint Aymes

• Minnow

• Peggy Porschen Cakes Ltd

• Drunch Mayfair

• Drunch Regent’s Park

• Mr Fogg’s Tavern

• Feya

• The Ivy Chelsea Garden

• Sans Pere

• Bourne & Hollingsworth Buildings

• Secret Garden Brunch

• Aquavit London

• Lina Stores

• Madison

• Fait Maison

• Dalloway Terrace

• Elan Cafe

• Corner Room

• Genesis

• Jusu Brothers

• Coppa Club

• The Landmark London

• Sketch London

• Farm Girl

• Campania

• Aubaine

• Sky Garden

• Duck & Waffle

*Editor’s Note: We love gorgeous photos, but we only encourage dining at plant-based restaurants and supporting a more cruelty-free world.

Insta-flower shops

• Nikki Tibbles Wild at Heart

• Lavender Green Flowers

• Clifton Nurseries

• Chez Michèle

• Kensington Flowers

• John & Jessie

• Liberty London

• Judy Green’s Garden Store

• Wild Things Flowers

• Columbia Road Flower Market

• Harper & Tom’s Flowers

• Neill Strain Floral Couture

Insta-houses/ Streets

• Paddington Mews (Conduit)

• The Zetter Townhouse Clerkenwell

• St Lukes Mews

• Warren Mews

• Elgin Cres

• Rosmead Rd

• Lansdowne Rd

• Lansdowne Cres

• St John’s Gardens

• Powis Gardens

• Lancaster Rd

• Lonsdale Rd

• Ledbury Rd

• Hyde Park Gardens Mews

• Ladbroke Walk

• Penzance Pl

• Clarendon Rd

• Portland Rd

• Eaton Close

• Wilton Cres

• Walton Pl

• Bywater Street

• Halkin Mews

• Kynance Mews

• Chalcot Square

• Chalcot Rd

• Chalcot Square

• Chalcot Cres

• Perrin’s Walk

• Uxbridge St

• Farm Pl

• Hillgate Pl

• Jameson St

• Portobello Rd

• Bedford Gardens

• Princelet St

• Oakley St

• Fournier St

• Folgate street

• Elder St

• Addison Ave

• Sussex Mews

• Trevor Square

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