London is a bustling hub of culture and commerce, so it figures that it’s home to some of the most gorgeous spots in the world. There’s so much to snap and upload there, but it’s good to get off the beaten track and explore some of the less traveled areas. We’ve compiled a list of some of London’s most Instagrammable spots. Snap a shot and watch your follower count rise!
Get Multicultural At Brick Lane Brick Lane is famous for its curries and is the center of Bangladeshi culture in London. Located in East London, the iconic street has been an inspiration for novels, films, and songs as well as modern art. As well as the amazing food, you can also capture its impressive street art.
Head Down To Chinatown New York’s Chinatown may be world-famous, but London’s is just as gorgeous. Full of delicious food and small shops selling the oddest and most beautiful items, it’s full of creative inspiration and you’ll never go hungry!
Call in For Afternoon Tea At Sketch Sketch, located in the upmarket Mayfair, looks like your typical eighteenth century house on the outside, but inside it hosts one of the most unique culinary experiences in London. They offer a contemporary afternoon tea, either with a hot drink or a glass of Champagne, with some of the most unusual and gorgeous interiors. Bright colors and modern designs are housed amongst Edwardian and Victorian touches. It has to be seen to be believed.
Go West To Go East at Kyoto Garden It might sound unusual that there’s a corner of London that feels like Japan, but Kyoto Garden offers some Eastern serenity in the madness of the city. It’s home to authentic koi fish as well as peacocks. It’s located within the pretty Holland Park in Kensington, West London, and has been authentically designed in line with traditional Japanese gardens. You’ll give your followers a surprise when they see Japanese shrubbery from your British jaunt!
Get Temporally Tantalized At Greenwich Have you ever wondered where the concept of time comes from? It sounds like a question too deep to fathom, but Greenwich is where the Eastern and Western hemispheres meet, creating the line of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT). As well as being able to stand on two sides of the world where the hemispheres join, you can visit its Observatory, eat some homemade food in its famous food market and capture a gorgeous panorama of London city for your feed.
Deliver Yourself To Postman’s Park Made famous by the 2004 film Closer, starring Natalie Portman and Jude Law, Postman’s Park is an area reserved for local heroes. Named for its popularity as a lunch spot for postal workers, it features pretty plaques dedicated to those who died helping others. As well as being a cute spot to bring a bite to eat, you’ll be able to showcase a lesser known hero to your followers back home.
Disappear Here At Platform 9 and ¾ Were you disappointed when you didn’t get an owl inviting you to Hogwarts when you were eleven? If so, a trip to King’s Cross Station to the iconic Platform 9 and ¾ is in order. You can pose with Harry’s trolley that is halfway through the wall between Platforms 9 and 10 and there’s also a neat little souvenir shop if you decide you need to invest in a Gryffindor scarf or a plushie owl.
Wander Over St Dunstan In the East Ruins London’s history as a city that was blitzed in World War Two is preserved in the ruins of St Dunstan in the East. A former Protestant church, it was bombed by Germans and destroyed in 1941. Instead of being rebuilt, it was left as a monument to the war and turned into a public garden in 1971. The juxtaposition of the grand ruins and the wildlife makes for an interesting landscape and reminds of the human cost of war.
Get Lost Down Camden Passage Featuring food, antiques and all kinds of market stalls, Camden Passage is world-famous for the assortment of goods on sale. It was a particularly important landmark for London’s Swinging Sixties, providing the new fashions to mods, swingers and hippies alike. You’ll be able to showcase some unique style and delicious food to your followers as well as showing them some seriously interesting fashion history.
Shore Up At Southbank Featuring all of the best parts of London, Southbank offers something for everyone, with a gorgeous view of the Thames. If you’re feeling cultural, pop into the British Film Institute or the National Theatre. You can also pop into numerous hotels, cafes or restaurants if you fancy a bite to eat or just sit on one of the many public benches and enjoy the view. You can also walk to the end of the boardwalk and go up in the London Eye, snapping an amazing bird’s-eye view of London for your followers while you’re up there.
When you’ve captured your unforgettable moments in London, don’t forget to note everything in your BUCKiTDREAM planner as well as uploading to Instagram. The likes will come pouring in!