I’ve returned from my attraction-packed trip to England and Scotland and I can’t wait to share it with you! It was time to take a little break from blogging to enjoy the experience but now I’m back with gusto and so many beautiful photos to share. First of all, I’m bringing you all of the most Instagram-worthy or “Instagrammable” places to photograph in London.
Oh how I adore Europe, these cities boast so much history and character. But if you follow me on Instagram, you’ll see that I’m always “pursuing pretty”. I want colour and flowers and painted pastel buildings. Whatever you’re photography style is, you’ll be sure to find it in London. It’s just so big! Which also means it’s a lot of ground to cover. Hence why I spent a little time finding a few locations before we left. There are also an insane amount of people everywhere you go do capturing a solitary photo of yourself isn’t easy. Try and be patient or time your visits early in the morning or in the evening if the lighting is still good. Learn about my little tricks by reading my previous post on “How to Find Places to Photograph When you Travel”.
I’m sure there are hundreds of amazing spots to capture great photography all over London. Any local could give you plenty. But seeing a city from a tourist’s perspective is different. You don’t have much time and you want to find some key places! I’m sure I’ve missed hundreds of neat spots but here are some that I scouted. We stayed in the posh area of Mayfair during this trip and I was able to walk to all of these locations, although don’t be fooled by their proximity on the map, London is humongous! To help you out, I’ve plotted all of these locations on a handy Google Map at the end of the post.
So here are just a few that I scoured and dragged my good-sported husband too in our three-day visit:
I’m so glad that this location kept popping up in my Instagram. While wandering the streerts with my hubby on our way to do some shopping on Oxford Street, we ran right in to Wild Things Florals. Get inspired by their metal buckets of beautiful fresh blooms or take a “shoefie” photo with the iconic water barrel of floating flowers.
If you go during business hours, get ready to wait in line to pick up a sweet treat from Peggy Porschen Cakes. Their whimsical floral storefront has become a huge hit with social media. The good news is that the doorway is usually kept clear by staff so even if you don’t feel like waiting in line, you can still capture the beautiful doorway. The staff is used to it so don’t be shy to ask them for help! Their floral arrangement does change ever so often, so it’s always worth a look no matter when you visit London!
After you leave Peggy Porchen’s, continue down Elizabeth Street. There are many other pretty doorways that are worth a look. Make sure to stop at Moyses Stevens Flowers and pop your head in to check out their ceiling that is completely covered in flowers. It’s not uncommon to see mini-photoshoots all over this street!
This bustling square is always full of life. It’s a great place to meet friends and grab a meal or do some shopping. If you’re instagramming food, clothing or architecture, you’ll be sure to find something photo-worthy here.
Take a stroll around the pretty streets in the Chelsea and Mayfair neighbourhoods and you’ll be sure to find many places worthy of a photo. Chelsea Flower Show takes occurs every spring so if you can’t make it for that, you’ll still find plenty doorways decorated in floral archways. Make sure to stop at The Ivy Chelsea Garden and May Fair Kitchen for the perfect display of florals. Wisteria flowers were so popular every where I went, how could you resist these hanging clusters of flowers?!
This sweet little street will really give you that traditional European feel. White store fronts, newsagents and quiet cafes make this one one to visit. As you well know, I have this thing for wall murals and I loved this floral one that we came across. There were also beautiful faux-flower trees outside of the Carolina Bucci jewellery store.
A Telephone Booth?
Now you can’t leave London without a shot beside a red telephone booth! They can be found around every street corner so you won’t have to look (or walk!) very far to get this one.
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Next time: here are two places that I so badly wanted to visit but with so much sightseeing, we didn’t have time. So these two are on my list for the next trip!