London’s most Instagrammable places

Posted September 29, 2017

Written by Stephanie – Astor Kensington


Let’s be real, there’s nothing better than posting pictures on Instagram or Facebook to make your friends wish that they were right by your side in beautiful London. Here are some of London’s best spots for Instagram envy.

Before coming to London, one place I knew that I wanted to visit was Neal’s Yard.

It’s situated in a little nook within a maze of alleys in Covent Garden. It is so beautiful, yet you will probably not find it circulating amongst the travel blogs. Although it should be!!

Once there, you will feel as if you’ve just been transported to the English countryside. The way the colour of the vines, flowers and balconies pick up in the photos will really make your friends question whether or not you’re still in London. The best part is that our hostel Astor Museum is under a 15-minute walk away from this little haven!

One of the most iconic residential areas in London is none other than Notting Hill. It is filled with pastel coloured Victorian townhouses, an amazing market and great shopping. It also has some of the prettiest parks in the area.

The only downside with this amazing area is the fact that you will probably take waaay too many pictures and it will take you forever trying to pick which perfect one to post.

Once you have admired the beautiful architecture and greenery, take a short 14-minute walk away from Astor Kensington where you will find Churchill Arms. It is known as the most decorated pub in London. Its year-round grand floral display will make a perfect backdrop for a picture. Also, stop in and take a break while having a cold beer or cider and a little snack or some Thai food. Great vibe!

A 15-minute walk from Astor Victoria, you will find St. Jame’s Park. It is the oldest of the eight of London’s Royal Parks. Not only is there a lot of history within this park, but you’ll also encounter a lot of wildlife! Taking a selfie with a pelican is sure to get a lot of those “likes”.

A short walk from Astor Hyde Park & Astor Kensington, you will find Hyde Park & Kensington Gardens. Hyde Park is the largest and probably the most famous of the eight Royal Parks.

Some of the best outdoor concerts in the world have taken place here. In addition, it has beautiful gardens, statues and sculptures to take amazing pictures. Take it one step further and visit the two Serpentine Galleries in Kensington Gardens. They are London’s most popular art venues and they have free admission!

No matter where in London you are, you will be surrounded by beauty to take plenty of pictures to fill up your Instagram page.

If you are staying at any of the four Astor Hostels in London, you will be lucky enough to be a short walk away from the most photographed and visited places in the Capital. Hope to see you soon!