6 Most Instagrammable Locations in London

Whether for the sights, culture, gastronomic delights, or shopping, London is one city that people should visit at least once in their lifetime. Aside from the typical landmarks like the Big Ben, there are other double tap-worthy locations that you shouldn’t miss in one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world.

Here are my top recommendations for when you want to capture the beauty of London and share it with the world. I assure you, the photos you’ll take will turn out to be so artistic-looking, you’d want to print copies as physical keepsakes. Pro tip: Make sure to use a reliable printer like the Canon PIXMA PRO-100 professional inkjet photo printer that consistently delivers excellent print quality. Also, print your photos on acid-free photo paper so that they won’t change color and deteriorate over time.

THE GRAFFITI WALLS IN SHOREDITCH

Shoreditch Graffiti London

Photo by Mike Dixson / CC BY-SA 2.0

Be prepared to whip out your camera to take hip photos with any of the graffiti walls in Shoreditch as the background. Choose from Banksy’s satirical masterpiece on Rivington Street, the colorful abstract and pop culture walls at Brick Lane, or the ultra-trendy walls on Fashion Street, and many other art walls within the vicinity. In this part of the East End of London, you’ll never run out of fun and attention-grabbing backgrounds to shoot in. Snapping and sharing lots of photos of interesting graffiti walls like these might just get you noticed on Instagram.

MOLLY BAKES

Molly Bakes London

Photo by Ali McCarley / CC BY 2.0

In contrast to Facebook, Instagram is a place where uploading photos of the food you’re about to eat is acceptable. After all, one of the first photos uploaded on Instagram was a sepia-toned snap of dining table.

And at Molly’s Bakes, mouthwatering baked goods and artisanal drinks are presented in a fancy and enticing way, you’d want to feature them on your feed even if you’re not a fan of sweets.

GOD’S OWN JUNKYARD

Gods Own Junkyard

Photo by Paul Hudson / CC BY 2.0

Neon lights are already way past their heyday, but their nostalgic charm lives on for many vintage enthusiasts. And if you happen to love the vintage appeal of these things, you’ll fall in love with God’s Own Junkyard, the repository of neon artist Chris Bracey’s neon sign collection—which reportedly is the biggest in the world. It also contains his own works which were (and still are) sought after by some of the most well-known fashion and retail brands around the globe.

You’ll love taking pictures in the bright and colorful signages in this showroom. And if you look hard enough, you might even recognize a few pieces from movies like “Captain America” and “Eyes Wide Shut.”

CHELSEA

If you’re looking for a less busy place, head over to and explore the residential area of Chelsea. At Bywater Street, there’s a row of pastel-colored houses that look like real-life dollhouses. And the row of houses near River Thames makes a great spot for photography. These scenes will make a welcome addition to your London Instagram pics.

NUNHEAD CEMETERY

Nunhead Cemetery

Photo by Richard Fisher / CC BY 2.0

If pastels and pink don’t fit your personal brand, maybe Nunhead Cemetery’s gothic vibe will appeal to you. It’s the least famous of the seven Victorian cemeteries of London but is home to the most magnificent monuments, traditional Victorian planting schemes, and classic tombstones that were used to mark graves back in the 1800s.

Aside from its design, there’s something so special about the dark and mystical atmosphere of this cemetery, you just have to visit the place to experience it.

WILTON’S MUSIC HALL, CABLE STREET

Photo by Paul Hudson / CC BY 2.0       

Culture vultures will marvel at the magnificence of the world’s oldest surviving music hall, Wilton’s in Cable Street. Despite undergoing restoration in 2015 to make the venue usable again, it has retained its elegant architecture and interior design that made it popular among visitors of the then-rundown structure.

The elements in the music hall that are kept intact include the Georgian brickwork, abandoned birds’ nests, and broken fireplaces. You’ll have a field day taking pictures of this spellbinding place.

London is photogenic at any angle wherever you go—if you’ll just take time to explore it. But if you have limited time to visit this city, this guide will help you map out your itinerary effectively to make room for visiting these awesome locations, and take those awe-inspiring Instagram pictures for your social media followers to see. Happy ‘gramming in London!

Turner barr
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Hi, my name is Turner. I travel the world, hustle to find interesting jobs, and write about what happens when you read too many self-help books.

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