Rain or shine (and let's face it, it probably will be raining), London is one of the most photogenic destinations in the world. You simply can't beat a city that was founded in the Roman times and has been accumulating historical landmarks ever since. This dynamic melting pot continues to be the epicentre of fashion, culture, and of course, the home of the most well-known monarchy of our times. Our fair capital has a hell of a lot to offer.
Big Ben and red telephone booths already get plenty of play on Instagram, but capturing London's unique beauty doesn't stop there. Ahead, we round up some delightful points of interest that will bait tons of double-taps on social media.
We're talking cute passageways, stand-out galleries and views you wouldn't expect to find in the Big Smoke. Charge you phone and wipe your camera lens, here's where to get 'gramming.
The Pepto Bismol pink passageway leading up to Frank's Rooftop Bar
in Peckham is definitely up there with the most 'grammed staircases in London. Dreamed up by Simon Whybray the installation is titled 'hey boo i love you
' and looks to be a permanent fixture at the arts organisation cum multi-storey car park.7th - 10th Floors Multi-Storey Car Park, 95a Rye Lane; 020 7732 5453
The Gallery at Sketch
The millennial pink Gallery designed by French architect India Mahdavi boasts 91 art works by British artist David Shrigley on it's tables and walls, setting the perfect backdrop for your afternoon tea 'gram. Don't forget to grab a bathroom selfie amongst their futuristic egg pod toilets.9 Conduit Street, Mayfair
Peggy Porschen Cakes
Tricked out in millennial pink paint and blush floral arrangements, the exterior of this bakery has been featured on the feeds of many fashion and travel Instagram accounts. Inside, you'll find photogenic cakes by award-winning designer Peggy Porschen.116 Ebury Street, Belgravia; 020 7730 1316
This food and shopping emporium is one of the busiest tourist attractions in town, and it's not hard to see why: The stunning glass ceiling lets in tons of natural light, and the interior displays — ranging from clusters of balloons to floral arrangements — are constantly updated.
Located in hipster central, this indoor garden is where you can browse — and take home with you — a selection of Insta-ready houseplants.493-495 Hackney Road;
One of the most iconic bridges in London, this architectural wonder impresses with its classic Victorian looks and state-of-the-art lifting demonstrations. Waiting around for the bridge to open up for a passing vessel is something you should check off on your London bucket list.
God's Own Junkyard
This incredible warehouse is a museum-like display for neon artist Chris Bracey's personal creations, from vintage signage to his custom-made orders used in Hollywood blockbusters.Unit 12, Ravenswood Industrial Estate, Shernhall Street; 020 8521 8066
This historic market is your one-stop-shop for the freshest produce from the U.K. and Europe, so naturally, there will be lots of colourful fruits and vegetables to photograph.8 Southwark Street, London; 020 7407 1002
Other than Notting Hill, this upscale North London neighbourhood probably has the highest share of pastel-painted houses. The streets you'll want to look to for photo shooting purposes are Chalcot Crescent and Chalcot Square.
Tucked within the busy streets of Soho, this hidden alleyway charms visitors with its technicolour building facades. The best way to avoid the crowds is to visit early in the morning.
The Ivy Chelsea Garden
You've likely heard of The Ivy on West Street
, a dining hotspot favoured by celebrities and the jet set. With an entrance dripped in ivy leaves and wisteria blossoms, the sister location in Chelsea is equally worth a pit stop.95 -197 King's Road; 020 3301 0300
This bookstore chain is dedicated to published works related to travel. The original location in Marylebone dates back to the Edwardian times. Aside from a treasure trove of reading material, you'll also love the antique mahogany furnishings and skylight.83 Marylebone High Street; 020 7224 2295
The King's Cross Tunnel
King's Cross has gone from an unloved and neglected station, to the hub of new design in London. This normal walkway has been transformed into an innovative LED art installation designed to give "welcoming, positive and happy" vibes, and to be the perfect addition to your feed.Kings Cross Station, Euston Road
Portobello Road Market
That's right, the world's largest antique market can be found right in the heart of London. If you head down on a Saturday you're sure to find something amazing to snap on the thousands of antique stalls, plus the streets famous pastel coloured houses and a treasure trove of vintage clothes and records.Portobello Road Market, Portobello Road
There will come a time (i.e. the rain, thirst and general boredom) when you need to venture indoors. So if you're out snapping pictures in East London, we've got a beautiful vegetarian cafe for you to pop in to. Don't you love it when a venue does what it says on a tin? Take a hint from the name and expect lots
of beautiful hanging plants across the breadth of a millennial pink painted space. Bonus Instagram points earned purely because Palm Vaults is dog friendly, too.411 Mare Street, Hackney,
London E8 1HY
Granted, if you don't live nearby, clambering aboard the circle or district line just to find a pretty pub doesn't seem the most ideal way to spend an afternoon. Until you see the place. Put simply, The Prince is huge and beautiful. It's technically a collection of three bars and three restaurants joined by the one street and a flare for horticultural decor. There isn't a corner of this venue that isn't aesthetically pleasing but if you want to get a really
good snap you'll have to battle your way through the big crowds first.
14 Lillie Rd, Hammersmith, London SW6 1TT, 07496 584766