As we all know, London is an incredibly beautiful place. Gorgeous buildings, lush parks, stunning tourist sites… it’s difficult to put your camera away when staying in the city. And since Instagram hit the scene in 2010, people have been able to snap ‘n’ share their favorite places across the metropolis.
However, getting likes on your Instagram pics doesn’t just mean taking pictures of typical spots such as Tower Bridge, Big Ben, or Buckingham Palace; there are plenty of great locations where you can show a different side of the city. And with over 400 million users and the ease of gaining new followers, when it comes to embedding across other social media websites, Instagram is well-regarded as a better choice than its closest rival in Pinterest. The differences between the two are image sharing platforms are highlighted here.
So where should you check out in London to give your followers something new to see, and possibly get the chance to pick up new admirers of your photos? Here are some of our picks:
One of the most affluent neighborhoods in London (and the name of a Hugh Grant film), Notting Hill has some of the most photographic streets in the city. But perhaps the most ‘likeable’ street in Notting Hill to liven up your Instagram feed is Portobello Road. Containing quaint shops and houses in bright, flashy pastel colors, wander around the street on a sunny day and you’re bound to come away with some shots that show off the quirky side of the city.
Banksy isn’t the only street artist to put up stunning work across London; Shoreditch has some fascinating and attention-grabbing street art that definitely deserves some love. In fact, there are even tours whereby you can be lead around some of the coolest areas in Shoreditch – ones with hidden treasures that might ordinarily be missed without a guide.
Rather than showing just parts of London, you could also photograph all of London at once. There are so many buildings or attractions where you can receive a breath-taking view of the city skyline, such as the London Eye, the Shard, or St. Paul’s Cathedral. Many of these options will require an entry fee and a bit of waiting, but the view is definitely worth it and your followers are bound to be jealous. Added bonus if you get an amazing sunset!
Camden has so much going on, that you’ll easily need to set aside at least 2-3 hours to photograph all the action. From unbelievable shop fronts to bustling markets to the picturesque canal, your only dilemma will be deciding which images to add to your Instagram feed. Try to go on a weekday afternoon to avoid the crowds.