Maybe we’re biased, but we think that London is one of the most photogenic places in the world. The city is a dynamic melting-pot that continues to be at the centre of ground-breaking British fashion and culture.
A trip to our capital city isn’t complete without hunting down the most Instagrammable places in London. But, where are they?
Everyone’s seen the red phone boxes, red buses and Big Ben. We’re going to round-up London’s unique beauty to help you rake in the double-taps.
Gods Own Junkyard
Unit 12, Ravenswood Industrial Estate, Shernhall St, Walthamstow, E17 9HQ
- Friday – Saturday 11am – 9pm
- Sunday 11am – 6pm
Searching for something to brighten up your feed? You’ve found the right place! This psychedelic paradise is a wonderland of vintage signs, neon lights nestled inside an unassuming warehouse in Walthamstow.
Thousands of film props, religious statues, disco balls and retro signs decorate the hot-pink walls and scatter the floors.
No doubt you’ll work up an appetite after spending hours marvelling at the warehouse’s beauty. Opposite God’s Own Junkyard is their on-site café, called The Rolling Scone.
The King’s Cross Tunnel
Kings Cross Station, Euston Road
- Monday – Sunday 7am – 8pm
Open to pedestrians travelling from St Pancras International and King’s Cross towards Granary Square, Coal Drops Yard plus shops and restaurants around the canal.
This subway tunnel with a difference has gone from a neglected station to an innovate LED art installation.
The 90-metre long tunnel features a wall made from LED lights that showcase artistic commissions. The tunnel has been used for numerous events such as London Fashion Week, the Artificial Intelligence Festival and the occasional yoga workshop.
The lightwall runs the entire length of the gently curving tunnel and contains 190 controllable verticle pixels set behind 12mm toughened glass.
Covent Garden, London, WC25 9DP
- Courtyard open 24/7
Nestled in the middle of the Seven Dials District, you’ll find this secret garden. Make sure you keep your eyes peeled because it’s only approachable via two alleyways of the winding Neal’s Yard lane.
Hidden away from plain sight, it’s a world away from the busy Shaftesbury Avenue and nearby Covent Garden
Neal’s Yard is cobbled and tall with bricked buildings rising up on each side as you pass through. The area contains the iconic Neal’s Yard Remedies Store, Neal’s Yard Dairy and the Wild Food Café. Additionally, there’s several bespoke boutiques and eateries, all striving to maintain ethical and sustainable practices.
Planning a post? The best time of day for visiting this Instagrammable haven is during golden hour or on a cloudy day. Otherwise, the shadows caused by the height of the buildings spoil the beautiful colours on display.
Floors 7 – 10, Peckham Multi-Storey Car Park, 95a Rye Lane, SE15 4ST
- Monday – CLOSED
- Tuesday – Wednesday 5pm – 11pm
- Thursday – Friday 2pm – 11pm
- Saturday – Sunday 11am – 11pm
Since 2007 the rooftop spaces at Peckham Multi-Storey Car Park have been home to not-for-profit organisation Bold Tendencies which is unique in terms of the rich mix of what it does, and where and how it does it.
Bold Tendencies commission site-specific art (105 works have been shown here since 2007) and new architecture (Frank’s Cafe in 2009, the Straw Auditorium in 2010 and the Peckham Observatory in 2017) and produce an ambitious live events programme of orchestral music, opera, dance and literature.
Bold Tendencies is for everyone. They animate the programme and the site for schools, families and the neighbourhood through standalone education and community initiatives that take culture and civic values seriously.
Bold Tendencies have a wide and growing audience and have welcomed more than 1.8 million people across 12 summer seasons since 2007.
With immersive public spaces and spectacular views across London, the project celebrates the free enjoyment of public space in the city.
9 Conduit Street, London W1S 2XG
- Monday – Friday 7am – 2am
- Saturday 8am – 2am
- Sunday 8am – 12.30am
sketch is a complex and unique site. Conceived by French Masterchef Pierre Gagnaire and restaurateur Mourad Mazouz, it has attracted unprecedented media reaction for its myriad food, drink and entertainment styles since it opened in December 2002.
Masterchef Pierre Gagnaire’s eponymous Michelin three-starred Paris restaurant has a distinctive menu style which he has adapted for sketch. A Grade II listed building, sketch was formerly the headquarters of both RIBA and Christian Dior. Dior moved into 9 Conduit Street in 1961 and the showroom was initially designed by Victor Grandpierre, who kept it in keeping with the Dior style.
The building stayed in the hands of Dior for a long time after the boutique closed and was still registered to Dior until the late 1990s.
The site consists of the Gallery, the Parlour, the Lecture Room & Library, the Glade and the East Bar. The East bar is small and intimate, perfect for conversation over the extensive menu of cocktails.
This gallery is open seven days a week for afternoon tea and dinner. Once you get there, don’t forget to grab a bathroom selfie amongst their egg pod toilets.