Running an esthetically pleasing Instagram page is a hobby for many people, influencers or not. What others do not realize, however, is how much effort it takes to actually achieve this. But do not worry, there are tons of “Instagram-worthy” places in almost every city, even gritty London.
ONE WHIMSICAL BAKERY IN BELGRAVIA
Opened in 2010, this bakery is known for its pastel pink facade and parlor Sure, Belgravia is not really a hidden treasure among Londoners. In fact, bloggers have often used its storefronts for their own mini-shoots. One little-known spot you might want to check out is Peggy Porschen, a celebrity-recognized bakery. Famous names attracted to the pink store include actress and lifestyle guru Gwyneth Paltrow and pop icon Madonna.
ANNABEL’S AT BERKELEY SQUARE
Annabel’s is an exclusive club in Berkeley Square whose doors are open only to London’s elite, but you do not need a membership to enjoy its famous flower-adorned facade. Follow the lead of Instagram influencers and pose amid the private club’s colorful petals to transport yourself to another place.
NEAL’S YARD AT COVENT GARDEN
The alley is named after 17th-century English project manager Thomas Neale. London has a reputation for being a gray and gloomy city. Fortunately, there is one place in the city that is the total opposite of this dreary image. The often forgotten Neal’s Yard in Covent Garden looks like something out of a picture book with its colorful store windows. Apart from the cozy and lively atmosphere, the small alley also offers a variety of stores, from a tiny café Jacob the Angel to a pizzeria called Homeslice.
Want to experience something outside of the city center? A visit to Dulwich Village in southeast London is a great way to experience life in a small town without having to leave the English capital. The area is not entirely unknown, especially to Instagram fans, but there are some underrated photogenic spots here. There’s the Dulwich Picture Gallery, which houses numerous works by various European artists such as Rembrandt and Rubens, as well as a 10-meter high outdoor ‘color palace’. Other notable places include the park and rows of mansions with the most immaculate lawns.
The Claridge Hotel’s Christmas tree during the 2019 vacation season. Want to spot some celebrities while sightseeing? Then Brook Street is the place for you. The Mayfair street is known for its Georgian facades and the luxury Claridge Hotel, where royals like Princess Eugenie reportedly enjoy their afternoon tea. The glitzy exterior of the five-star hotel is Instagram-worthy enough, but during the holidays the street becomes a festive sight with Christmas decorations.