SweetEscape is an on demand photography platform. No matter the season, London is arguably one of the most instagenic destinations in the world. From the charming cafe spreads, colored-candy houses, hidden spots to famous landmarks, there’s no shortage for a photo background that will mesmerize you during holidays. Whenever you’re ready, let’s head straight to these 10 picks by SweetEscape for the recommended & Instagrammable spots in the UK Capital :
A visit to London is not complete until you have set foot in the one and only British Museum. Many love the free entrance free or visit it as a rainy-day type of activity, but there’s definitely something more to it. The stunning white interior, the domed glass ceiling, the museum, the courtyard all the way to the roof are just the kind of things that will leave you in complete architectural awe.
Who doesn’t love cute rows of London’s pastel houses, dainty cafes, and the largest antique’s market in the world aka Portobello Road Market? Remember to add Notting Hill to your bucket list, not only to experience the 90’s rom-com vibes starring Hugh Grant personally, but also to absorb the colorful atmosphere around every corner. ( Tips : Some good places to start include St. Luke’s Mews, Lancaster Road and Kynance Mews)
Located in the Walkie Talkie building, get a bird’s eye view of London panorama where the blue skyline meets with endless sight of the cityscape, only at Sky Garden. When you’re done falling in love with the superb sight, don’t forget to indulge in the indoor tropical garden for more instagenic London love affair.
Do you know that Big Ben is actually the name of the Bell housed in Elizabeth Clock Tower? Even when you think you’ve seen enough of it through pictures, do remember to experience it yourself! Head straight to the Houses of Parliament where this grand old landmark is situated and get ready to be blown away by the grand and gothic wonders.
Oxford Street is the most famous shopping street in the UK, located in the City of Westminster in London’s West End. The nearby Regent’s Street is also home to many flagship retail stores including some of the best brands in the world. Both streets date back to the 1800’s so you’ll definitely love the old school vibes while do some real shopping and selfie-ing!
One of the most iconic bridges in London, Tower Bridge is the picture-perfect London that any architecture fans ( or not!) will absolutely love. There are different perspectives that you can try, including from Katherine’s Pier or in front of the city hall. Combine your visit to the nearby Tower of London, a view into the Shard and river walks along the Thames.
Still considered a hidden gem of picture-worthy moments, Neal’s Yard is a little courtyard located in Covent Garden Area. With hidden alleyways decorated with vines and flowers, this micro-village offers a pop of brilliant colors in the form of restaurants, bars, cafes and shops - most of which practice eco-friendly ways of business. Don’t you just love it already?!
Can’t leave without a proper shot of some traditional British pub? The Churchill Arms Pub is definitely the place for you! Undoubtedly one of the prettiest of all, this instagrammable pub is decorated with ivy and beautiful flower pots in all the right places. The British flags sticking out are just the right final touch to make it all the more wonderful.
Another must-see building of all of London, St. Paul’s Cathedral has been one of the city’s pride for more than 300 years. The magnificent church is not just a total beauty from the outside, but also filled with the most intricate and beautiful carvings once you’ve paid to enter inside. Let’s just say, a visit here is enough to make you inspired, all thanks to the combination of rich history, outdoor views and amazing interior.
Not your regular London coffee shop, Peggy Porschen comes with a pretty pink and lush floral arrangements that will melt your heart in the instant. The exterior of this bakery has been one of the most featured in many Instagram accounts for many reasons. Complete with the cute cakes lined inside, it’s going to be a sweet-a-licious London day for sure!
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