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London Instagram Spots: 5 Most Instagrammable Places in London

Are you looking for the best London Instagram spots to snap photos and share with London Insta captions? In this guide, I’m sharing the most Instagrammable places in London within walking distance of Trafalgar Square. This list of London Instagram spots is perfect if you plan to visit the city during a two-week itinerary in England, Scotland, and Ireland.

I’ve even made a handy map so you can easily walk between these Instagram places in London.

Click here for my complete solo guide to London.

Read this for adventure London quotes for Instagram photos.

Did You Get Travel Insurance Yet?

The Insurance companies I recommend are Hey Mondo and Safety Wing

Hey Mondo is great if you are looking for a great value flexible policy. They offer single-trip cover, annual multi-trip cover, and long-term travel cover. Safety Wing is great value, with monthly coverage starting at $45.08. It’s super easy to use, and it just renews each month. I currently use them as they offer me free cover for my son as part of my policy.

Read my full travel insurance post here, where I go into detail about all companies. 

The Best Way to Photograph London Instagram Spots

All my photos of the best Instagrammable places London is home to were taken by Antonio, a local photographer who offers an Instagrammable London Tour on Airbnb Experiences. I booked this experience and highly recommend Antonio to help you get epic photos to post with London quotes Instagram followers will love.

Click here to check out Antonio’s tour of Instagram places in London.

All images in this Instagrammable London guide were taken on a Sony A7 using a 50mm portrait F1:8 Lens.

Quick Tip: Book accommodation, tours, and transport ahead of time online to save money and stress. 
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Instagrammable Places London Map

Navigate between these London Instagram spots like a pro with my Instagrammable London map.

5 Most Instagrammable Places in London

1. Trafalgar Square

I’m starting this guide to the top Instagram places London offers with Trafalgar Square. You could spend at least an hour taking photos here, as there are many fabulous London Instagram spots in this area. It’s one of the best Instagram places in London because you can capture many shots in a small space. To get as few people in your shots as possible, visit this spot early. We arrived at 8:15 a.m., which was a perfect time. Plus, as you can see from the shots, it wasn’t the nicest day, so the rain kept the crowds away.

Here are my favorite shots from Trafalgar Square.

Instagram Worthy Places in London
Instagram Worthy Places in London

London’s answer to Times Square!

top Instagram places in London

To get this shot, stand at the foot of the steps leading to the National Portrait Gallery.

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It can be tricky to get this shot without other people in it, so you will need to arrive early!

top Instagram places in London

You must sit on the wall to the side to get this shot.

 best Instagram places in London

Classic London Underground shot.

Top Tip: Each shot was taken around Trafalgar Square on the same day. Bring several clothing pieces and accessories to get some variety in your images. This was a little tricky for me as it was freezing, so I had a few different hats and two coats.

2. Chinatown

Continuing with this list of Instagrammable London spots is Chinatown, a short walk from the square. You can get many great shots here, especially around the entrance.

Sadly, the gates were open when we arrived, and many delivery vans were around, so we couldn’t get the shots we wanted. I suggest arriving early or late in the day to avoid this issue. We visited around 9:00 a.m. and could not shoot much—10:00 or 11:00 a.m. would be ideal.

 best Instagram places in London

3. Covent Garden

The next stop on this tour of Instagrammable places in London takes us to Covent Garden. Keep your eyes peeled and your camera handy on the walk, as there are many incredible places to photograph along the way, like this cool storefront.

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Covent Garden is one of the most famous Instagram places London is known for because there are hidden gems around every corner—especially during the holidays when you’re doing a London Christmas lights walking route. This shot was taken on King Street with the Royal Opera House in the background. The four images below were taken in the same spot from different angles and in slightly different areas around the Royal Opera House.

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This image was taken right outside the Royal Opera House.

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This spot is also outside the Royal Opera House, facing the opposite direction.

 best Instagram places in London

This is why Covent Garden offers some of the best London Instagram spots! This is the same location but facing a different direction.

 best Instagram places in London

Same phonebox, different angle.

Begin walking to the next location once you’ve exhausted this Covent Garden Instagram spot. Remember not to put your camera away—you can get a few street shots like this while walking.

London instagram spots,instagrammable places in london

London instagram spots,instagrammable places in london

I can’t remember the name of this cafe, but it doesn’t matter. There are many adorable coffee shops and tea rooms around Covent Garden where you can research the best London quotes for Instagram and brainstorm London Insta captions. In addition to finding the best Instagram places in London, I wanted to shoot something classically British, which, of course, had to include tea. We Brits love tea! While shooting these Instagrammable London locations, look for a spot to take a tea break.

Quick Tip: View my full UK packing guide here including a downloadable checklist. And check out my UK Essentials shopping list here.

4. Neals Yard

Neals Yard is a short walk from the Royal Opera House, and it’s one of the most Instagrammable places in London because it’s so darn cute—even on a wet day like when we shot these photos. This spot is a small courtyard with many backdrops and angles for Instagram pictures.

Instagram places in London

Part of the fun of finding the most picturesque Instagram places London offers is looking for unique locations, so always keep your eyes peeled. As we were walking between Covent Garden and the next area, Antonio spotted this great walkway full of lights. We took two minutes to get this shot and kept walking.

best Instagram spots London

5. Opposite the London Eye

You must walk down towards the river for one of the best London Instagram spots. To get the best view of the London Eye, find a spot opposite it and sit on the wall. There’s also a great shot you can get standing just to the side and looking towards the Ferris wheel. It shows how great my photographer, Antonio, was that we managed to get this shot even with a washed-out sky!

best places to Instagram in London

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London Travel Guide Planning

🧳 Any recommendations on what I should pack for UK?

Yes! I have created a whole packing guide to UK which you can read here and you can also check out my packing list for UK on Amazon here.

🚗 Where can I book bus or private transportation while I’m in UK?

I strongly recommend using Bookaway. You can book almost all transport in the major tourist destinations through them online. They don’t just cover buses they also cover shuttles, ferries, and private drivers.

🎫 Where can I buy tickets for museums, attractions, and tours in UK?

I recommend either Viator or GetYour Guide. They have a lot of options!

👩‍⚕️ What is the best insurance to have while traveling?

I recommend using Heymondo for a great value policy. The app also offers you 24/7 Dr Chat. For Digital Nomads check out SafetyWing digital nomad insurance.

I have also written a blog post covering all my recommended travel insurance here

✈️ Any flight recommendations?

WayAWay offers you cheap flights with cashback. You can use this code CLAIRE22 to get 10% off. Otherwise Skyscanner or Expedia are my go-to flight searching platforms.

📱What do you use for internet connection while traveling?

I’m a big fan of personal WiFi devices and they have saved my ass so many times when traveling. I wrote a full review of the top travel WiFi devices you can read here. I personally use GlocalMe as I can either pop in a physical sim card or use their local carrier.

With regards to my phone connection, I use e-sims while traveling, so rather than having to swap out my regular sim card I can download the app and buy a virtual sim card. I recommend using eitherAirhub or Alosim. Both have great coverage of multiple countries and are very easy to use.

🛏️ What is the best platform to use for booking accommodation?

The 3 best platforms that I normally use are, and Expedia They offer great deals and multiple options. I always check all three to be sure of the best deals.

🛅 Do you have any luggage recommendations for traveling?

I do have a complete list of the best packing and luggage products that I recommend, you can check the list here. I’m currently traveling with this suitcase and this backpack. 

Most Instagrammable Places in London: Final Thoughts

I hope you’ve enjoyed this guide to the best Instagram places in London. I had so much fun on this Instagrammable London Tour with Antonio. If this roundup of London Instagram spots has helped you, share it and spread the love. Now, you have to find London quotes for Instagram to use for the best London Insta captions!

Instagram Worthy Places in London