Tired of scrolling through Instagram and seeing your friends in New York, Amsterdam, Dubai and Prague eating fancy stuff, visiting amazing sights and taking the coolest photos?
Then it’s time to turn the tables and come to the Instagram metropolis that is London! I promise you won’t put your phone away for even one second, because there are so many different things to see and to take photos of. If you don’t believe me here are a few suggestions for you:
Peggy Porschen Cakes @ 116 Ebury St, Belgravia, SW1W 9QQ
Let’s start with the most posted item on Instagram; food! This cafe is unbelievably cute and offers wonderful cakes, which are not only perfect for a photo but taste as good as they look. The coffee is amazing with lots of variety with cute little symbols, patterns or sayings on the froth! If this is not amazing enough for you, you should try……….
Aida Shoreditch @ 133 Shoreditch High St, E1 6JE
Maybe you won’t recognize it as a cafe immediately, because it is part of the Aida shop, but a closer look, as they have a great selection of home baked treats and much more importantly the most amazing lattes. Choose between Matcha, Tumeric, Chai or the infamous Rose, which you can admire in the picture below. With this amazing pattern and colour and the cute little rose petals, it’s definitely worth a picture.
Mayfield Lavender Fields @ 1 Carshalton Road, Banstead, SM7 3JA
Not far from London you can find this amazing place to have a photoshoot with loads of lavender and the famous red London telephone box. You can visit the 25 acre lavender farm with a cafe and a shop from 1st of June for only £2. The shop is open all year long and offers a wide range of lavender products.
Streetart Camden/ Shoreditch
In the break between your the English lessons why not go and discover Camden’s Street Art? Starting with the creative decorations of the buildings on Camden High Street and continuing along the towards the Stable Market to see colourful and amazing graffiti, as you can see in the picture on the left. If Camden is not enough for you, you can go to Shoreditch where you can find masses of Street Art in every shape and colour.
Queen of Hoxton @ 1 Curtain Rd, EC2A 3JX
Also in Shoreditch, the rooftop bar of the Queen of Hoxton, offers an amazing view of London and it is also a very special venue to chill and enjoy some drinks with your friends. This mix of oriental design and a great view, especially during a sunset would be perfect for your Instagram story.
St. Dunstan in the East @ St Dunstan’s Hill, EC3R 5DD
London is full of history and it seems like that one place is more photogenic than the other. You can, of course, post nice photos of Westminster Abbey, Tower Bridge or Natural History Museum, but wouldn’t it be even more interesting to have a hidden place with an interesting history and an amazing appearance? Hidden in London’s Bank district you can find an old church without a roof. Nowadays the former church has been changed into a nice garden, which is accessible to everyone.
The church was damaged by a German bombing offensive in 1941. Wren’s Tower and steeple survived the bombs’ impact. Only the north and the south walls remained. In the re-organisation of the Anglican Church following the War it was decided to not rebuild St Dunstan’s, and in 1967 the ruins of the church were turned into a public garden, which opened in 1971.
Shri Swaminarayan Mandir @ 105-119 Brentfield Rd, NW10 8LD
BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, also known as Neasden Temple, is a masterpiece of traditional Hindu design and exquisite Indian workmanship in the heart of north-west London. The amazing architecture and the wonderful green around it make it definitely worth being posted on Instagram. Come and admire the wonderful details of the temple, experience a traditional Hindu prayer ceremony or learn about the world’s oldest living faith. Enjoy hours of beauty, peace and discovery all year round.
Leadenhall Market @ Gracechurch St, EC3V 1LT
Don’t miss Leadenhall Market, which is a perfect place to take some amazing photos for so many reasons. Due to the symmetrical architecture of this place you can take amazing pictures and show of wonderful details such as the dragon statutes or the nice shop fronts. Moreover, several scenes of Harry Potter have been filmed in here! As the market is always accessible you can pick a time without the shops being open to take your pictures without masses of people standing in front of your camera.
So get to London this summer, improve your English, have a great time and let your followers know all about it!