There is something about London. The name, the brand, the atmosphere. Its history too, maybe? The free and easy access to art and museums. We may add shopping to the list because the English capital is fairly known for its never ending shopping streets.
Something that local and international visitors may not always know beforehand is that London is also one of the most Instagrammable cities in the world. Sure, we’ve seen travel influencers posing in front of double deck red buses, the London eyes or Westminster. You’ve also probably seen a lot of fashion influencers posing in front of some of the most Instagrammable cafés of the city.
Just like New York City, cafés in The Big Smoke know the power of social media and that a good picture speaks a thousand words. So, what did they do to ensure they’d get those pictures and attention? Well, they all decided to get an amazing floral display on their shop front.
And it worked. We are all obsessed with those locations and always queueing for a chance to get that shot. Now, we want to make sure that you not only get an amazing photo but also some amazing food. This is why we put together this list of 12 of London’s most Instagrammable cafés.
1. Peggy Porschen
No one needs to introduce Peggy Porschen, which has basically become a London institution. Probably one of the first cafés in the city to adopt a floral display, it has become a favorite of influencers, locals and tourists alike.
Peggy Porschen is one of London’s most Instagrammable cafés and is quite recognizable for its pink walls and floral displays. Those displays change with the seasons, but keep their pink dominant shade all year long. Halloween, Christmas or Easter, it is never the same.
As it changes display so often, it provides an ever ending source of photo opportunities. The café is known for its cupcakes and cakes as well as hot drinks. Beware however. The place is so popular, you’d better come early if you want to score a picture in front of the café or even get a table.
- 116 Ebury St, London SW1W 9QQ
- 219 King's Rd, London SW3 5EJ
2. EL&N Café
Another London institution, EL&N Café became famous for being an influencer favorite but also for their indoor decor that is perfect for photos. The company has multiple locations across London, each with a unique design and layout.
For example, the Market Place branch offers an underground space with floral walls everywhere while the Knightsbridge location has carousel horses to take photos with. Once again, as a social media sensation, the place is always crowded and the queue to get a table is always very long.
Thus, you may want to either wake up very early or bring a book with you because we can guarantee you will need to wait. However, once you are in, you are in. Beyond nice photo opportunities in one of London’s most Instagrammable cafés, you’ll also get to taste some delicious food and drinks. Indeed, with EL&N Café, it goes beyond the looks and focuses on the substance.
3. Farm Girl
Farm Girl was founded in 2015 in Notting Hill. The founder, Rose Mann, moved from Australia to London. After she realized there were not many options for healthy food and great coffee, she set out to solve the issue.
That is how Farm Girl was born and set to become one of London’s best brunch cafés. Like all other London's most Instagrammable cafés, the indoor space is beautiful and made for photos. So much so that not only do influencers use it as a backdrop, but that it has been photographed more than Kate Moss!
Beyond their Insta-worthy location, what more are they known for? Their rose latte, which brings together delicious coffee and holistic ingredients, such as rose water. Rose Water holds many health benefits like anti-oxidising, mood enhancing, anti-bloating and skin rejuvenating.
- 29-32 Berners St, Fitzrovia, London, W1T 3LR
- 109-125 Knightsbridge, 4th Floor, Harvey Nichols, London, SW1X 7RJ
- 59a Portobello Rd, London, W11 3DB
- 1 Carnaby Street, Soho , London, W1F 9QF
4. The Ivy Chelsea Garden
With many locations across London and more, The Ivy needs no introduction. One of the first brunch locations to get into the floral display trend, it is known for its incredible floral sceneries that change with the seasons.
Flower archways, slings bunches or gingerbread houses, it is safe to assume you’ll always be able to capture some like-attracting shots! Covent Garden, Chelsea or South Kensington, each location is unique both indoors and outdoors.
Reasonably priced, the food looks delicious and the cocktails are amazing. At Masha Hasel, we’ve got a soft spot for the buttermilk pancakes. One of London’s most Instagrammable cafés, the brand is also expanding to cities like Edinburgh and Wimbledon.
Where: The Ivy Chelsea Garden, 195 -197 King's Road, London SW3 5EQ
5. Sketch London
Located in Mayfair, Sketch may not look like anything from the outside. However, from the inside, it is like stepping in a whole different world. A world made of pink and nude shades. At least in one of the rooms. Indeed, the location offers different rooms with different themes and color schemes.
The most famous of the rooms, probably is the pink room, which we see most often on social media. Plush pink velvet armchairs, pink neon and pink ceiling, it is a dream come true. Although the place has no dress code, it is advised to dress smart casual, just so that you can get that Insta-shot!
A destination for food and drinks, it celebrates music and the arts. The brasserie was conceived by David Shrigley. His gallery also is the perfect place for a couple of photos! Once again, the place is popular, so better come early!
Where: 9 Conduit St, London W1S 2XG
6. Dalloway Terrace
Located on Tottenham Court Road, Dalloway Terrace may sometimes feel hard to find but it is always worth the effort. Offering al fresco dining in the heart of London, the restaurant is great for brunch or late lunch.
A very popular location and an influencer’s favorite, the place is always booked out. Thus, you either want to book a table early or just get there before rush hour. Make sure you get a table on the terrace as it is where the floral displays are.
While we do enjoy the classic pancakes and cocktails, we also highly recommend the afternoon tea. Afternoon tea or Champagne afternoon, both are reasonably priced. The food is amazing, especially if you are craving some English scones with clotted cream and jam.
Where: 16-22 Great Russell St, Bloomsbury, London WC1B 3NN
7. Aubaine at Selfridges
What do you think about French cuisine? Always worth a try, isn’t it? Well, you are in luck because that is exactly what Aubaine is about. French cuisine is served to you under a wisteria ceiling. Conveniently located on the 2nd floor of Selfridges, it is ideal to relax with some delicious food after a morning of shopping.
Reminiscent of Paris, with black and white tiling as well as white bistro tables and chairs, you’ll get to take some amazing pictures sitting under the wisteria. While London has amazing wisteria walls in the summer, the flowers at Aubaine always stay the same. You can thus get that shot any time of the year!
The amazing thing about Aubaine is first, the student discount, second, the free flowing deal. For an additional fee, you get to enjoy unlimited prosecco for an hour and a half when you order two meals. It is basically bottomless brunch.
Where: 400 Oxford Street, 2nd Floor, London, W1A 1AB
8. Saint Aymes
Saint Aymes is another London institution. One of the city’s most Instagramable cafés, it is not as easily accessible as other places. Yes, you’ve got to walk a bit more after getting off the tube. But no worries, it is completely worth it.
Whether you decide to sit outdoors, on the ground floor or underground, you’ll get that amazing floral backdrop that is perfect for photos. Sure, the place is mostly known for their outdoor floral display. However, know that inside is just as nice.
Plus, you’ll get to taste some delicious food and try their iconic pink latte. Also known as unicorn latte. Not only is the food great but also very pretty and therefore Instagrammable. Which is everything you need and want!
Where: 59 Connaught St, St George's Fields, London W2 2BB
Notting Hill is one of the most Instagrammable places in London. Everything about the neighborhood looks great on an Instagram feed. The houses that all are a different colour. The many magnolia and cherry trees that bloom at the same time in the spring. The many other cute places that make perfect photo backdrops.
Just like Biscuiteers. The black and white store front decor makes it look like it is coming straight out of a cartoon or a comic. As the name suggests, it specialises in cookies and other biscuits. You can either order some or enjoy them on site.
Sitting outside is perfect to sip a cup of tea and shoot that perfect shot. One very popular location for Instagram photos, you better get there early, when it is just opening so that you don’t have to queue!
Where: 194 Kensington Park Rd, London W11 2ES
Although a very popular brunch spot and one of London’s most Instagrammable cafés, Drunch tends to be a bit less in the spotlight. When it is, however, it is very recognizable for its purple bear that sits outside when the place is open and the weather is nice.
As opposed to other cute London locations, the flower display at Drunch does not change that much. However, that does not mean you cannot come back for more photos. If the outfit changes, then you are all good.
Drunch has two locations: Mayfair and Regent’s Park. Whichever you choose, know that both offer more than just a nice backdrop for photos. The food is amazing and the cocktails are incredible. In the end, that is all you want. To make your trip worth it with some good photos and some good food!
Until now, all London’s Instagrammable Cafés were located somehow in the city center. Or at least not too far. As far as Minnow is concerned, although very Instagram-worthy, it may take you longer to get there. However, again, it is all worth it because not only is the place cute, the food is also great.
Minnow is located in Clapham Common. It caters for brunch, lunch, afternoon bites and dinner. Plus everything in between. The outdoor terrace offers some great space for some food out. And the storefront has a very nice floral display that makes for the perfect backdrop.
Even more amazing, the outdoor terrace is very close to a park so once you are done with your food, you can chill on the grass in the sun. Now, a quick word about the drinks. Cocktails or smoothies, they are all amazing!
Where: 21 The Pavement, Clapham Common, London, SW4 0HY
12. Feya Café
Last but not least of London’s most Instagrammable cafés is Faye Café. Located close to Oxford Street and Bond Street, it is a very cute brunch spot. Even though the storefront is cute with a nice flower display, it really is the food that is going to be worth your time.
Maybe you have already seen it on Instagram. Those pancakes with edible flowers and flower shaped banana slices. So, yes, the food is very instagrammable, pretty but also delicious. We also love the pastel pink walls and pink velvet armchairs.
If you do not usually hang out in Mayfair, know that Feya Cafés opened a location in Knightsbridge. Just as pretty, it serves similar food. If you do not know what to get, the pancakes or avocado bowl are a safe bet!
- 23 James St, Marylebone, London, W1U 1DT
- 146 Brompton Rd, Knightsbridge, London, SW3 1HX
London is an amazing. It has a lot of very Instagrammable Cafés. Must more than the twelve listed there to be honest. But we had to make a choice. However, a bit of research and you will indeed find that there are many other locations that will be worth your time and Instagram feed!