Whether you’re into your Instagram or yet to get involved, London is full of plenty of spots to keep that profile looking pretty. If you’re sick of the standard dinner shots and are looking for some Insta-spiration, get down to some of these awesome places and you’re sure to be the envy of your pals…
Image: Palm Vaults Facebook page
411 Mare Street, Hackney, E8 1HY
This delightful café in Hackney really has got it all. With an indoor garden, vintage wares for sale and brightly coloured lattes, you won’t be short of Instagram fodder to capture during your visit. The Velvet Latte is one of their signature drinks – not only is it delicious, it’s also pretty enough to grace your Instagram feed without the need for a filter… What’s more, with the chillier weather around the corner (we’re sorry to say our Christmas countdown has kicked off already), you can pretend you’re sitting outside with all the beautiful foliage billowing from the ceiling.
Image: Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park
Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, 3 Thornton Street, Stratford, E20 2AD
It’s tough to beat the Instagram potential that the ArcelorMittal Orbit slide brings. If you’re yet to visit, you may remember that this iconic building popped up for London 2012, and ever since has provided visitors with jaw-dropping views of London Town. But now, not only does it have the views, it’s also the world’s longest tunnel slide! At 178m, it’s the UK’s tallest public artwork and will be sure to provide you with ample opportunity for beautiful pictures or videos! Find out more about the building’s incredible design by visiting their website.
Image: Netil 360 Instagram
I Westgate Street, Hackney, E8 3RL
This uber-cool Hackney spot may not look like much from the outside, but walk up several flights to the top and you’ll stumble across an incredibly chilled rooftop bar. Grab a glass of something cold and lay on a beanbag or park yourself on a wooden crate – just be prepared that you may find yourself there for most of the day! Grab a pic of the east London views or even better, find resident dog Tres and join the cult #trestherooftopdog Instagram following! Be warned, Netil 360 closes for the winter at the end of September so time is running out if you want to catch it this year.
Image: Maltby Street Market
Maltby Street Market
Ropewalk, SE1 3PA
London’s market game is strong. Whatever you’re into, there’s generally going to be a market to match. But a little hidden gem we’re really into is Maltby Street Market in south London, as there’s something there to please everyone! Just before you walk into the weekend market, there are a fair few shops selling weird and wonderful vintage wares – look out for the scary statues warding off shoplifters! Then there’s incredible food to try (including the most delicious cheese toasties we’ve ever tried) and kooky cocktails to sup. Trust us, there’s loads to see and even more to snap!
Any other cool spots you know about? Let us know in the comments below!