London, the capital of the United-Kingdom, is a well-known city not only for its business banks and Stock Exchanges but also as a tourist attraction, and particularly for the places related to Monarchy. I hope you can one day visit this lovely city, but in the mean time here are my suggestions for 10 Instagrammable places in London that you cannot miss!
1. Tower Bridge
Tower Bridge is certainly a good place to take pictures and post them on Instagram. This is perhaps one of the most Instagrammable places in London. During the day or even the night this place is always busy with tourists. London is also known for its red buses, so you can wait until one of them passes to make your pictures more interesting.
2. London Eye
Every big city in the world has its own big Ferris wheel. For London it is the “London Eye”, the most famous Giant Ferris Wheel in the world at 135m tall, and the most popular paid tourist attraction in the United Kingdom with over 3 million visitors annually. If you want to see a panoramic view of London you need to ride this wheel; the line can be very long but it’s worth waiting!
3. Big Ben
Big Ben or the Great Bell is an icon for London. The tower stands 96 m tall, and the climb from ground level to the belfry is 334 steps. Around this tower, you can take photos with the famous Red Telephone Box and with Big Ben in the background. This place is really amazing in the evening with the light.
4. British Museum
The British Museum is one of the oldest public museums in the world. It is also the most visited museum in London with 6.5 million visitors per year. You’ll find the most Instagrammable spot if you head straight to the Great Court in the heart of the British Museum, filled with white, a glazed canopy, curved staircase leading to the reading room, and courtyard facades – perfect for photography. In the past, it was not possible to take pictures because of the flash, but with modern cameras, the use of the flash can be avoided and you can take good quality pictures even if the light is not powerful.
5. Millenium Bridge
This bridge is located between Southwark Bridge and Blackfriars Railway Bridge. Officially known as the London Millennium Footbridge, this is a steel suspension bridge for pedestrians crossing the River Thames. From this bridge, you can take a photo with the St. Paul’s Cathedral in the background and even better during the night with all the light.
6. Nothing Hill
Notting Hill is an affluent district of West London, known for being a cosmopolitan and multicultural neighborhood, hosting the annual Notting Hill Carnival and Portobello Road Market. London has some similar colored homes, but Nothing Hills has the most Iconic colored houses in London and the perfect place to have a photoshoot.
7. Westminster Bridge
Located over the River Thames in London, linking Westminster on the west side and Lambeth on the east side, is Westminster Bridge. There is one beautiful spot here that provides a view of the Big Ben and Houses of Parliament, you just need to take the stairs from the southwest end of Westminster Bridge. Usually this spot is not too crowded with the tourists either.
8. Platform 9 ¾
If you are a fan of Harry Potter movies or novels this place is perfect for you. This shop has so many souvenirs from the movies and some of them can be personalized, but the most popular is that you can take a photo at the Platform 9 ¾ with the trolley and the Harry Potter Scarf, however you need to pay and the line sometimes is very long, just be patient.
9. Buckingham Palace
Buckingham Palace, also known as Buckingham House, is located in the City of Westminster, the palace is often at the center of state occasions and royal hospitality. Tourists always come to this palace to take pictures with the guards and their costumes. You can wait for the Guard change to take a perfect video during the ceremony. If you are lucky, you can take a selfie with the Queen.
10. Westminster Abbey
Another iconic building in London is Westminster Abbey, a Royal Church with a long history and a UNESCO heritage site. You can visit the building but unfortunately taking pictures inside isn’t allowed, so if you want to have nice pictures with the building you better go outside. You can also take pictures with the red telephone box or the red buses which pass this place very often.