The 20 Most Instagrammed Places in London
If aliens ever invaded the planet and deployed their anti-monument lasers, London would probably take them several weeks to get through. There are more iconic, selfie-worthy spots here than there are in some countries. And to see just which were the most selfie-worthy, we crunched the numbers, sifted through the data, and filtered through the filters to find the top 20 most Instagrammed spots in the city.
Instagramming the gorgeous stuff on show in here is almost cheating.
19. Camden Town
No matter how much money pours in here, Camden still seems to be gentrification-proof, and we love it for that.
This statue + acres of neon = Instagram gold.
17. Oxford Street
If you don’t photograph your shopping trip, you might as well have not gone on it.
16. The O2
Who knew that the (shudder) Millennium Dome would become one of the hottest places in London?
Despite the 8 million artifacts (literally) in the collection, the ceiling is the most photographed part of this place.
14. Hyde Park
The Serpentine, speakers corner, the memorials, the gigs... if anything, it’s surprising this place isn’t higher.
13. Somerset House
Most of the Insta-fame this one gets comes in the winter, when the ice rink is out.
Depending on whether you go shopping there or not, this could be the most expensive photo you ever take.
11. The Shard
Sure, the building itself is lovely. But it’s the view that’ll get your account knee-deep in likes.
Surely, of all the staff, visitors, and corgi handlers, someone is posting images from inside the house.
Be warned: the human statues expect to be tipped for their Instagram fame.
This is the closest this list gets to people posting pictures of their brunch.
As beautiful on the inside as it is on the outside.
The column is nice and all, but when it comes to shooting photos, it’s alllll about the lions.
That piece you love is a fire extinguisher.
People used to be beheaded here, now they only shoot each other.
Once again, a very photogenic structure, but it’s London herself (seen from 350m) who steals the show.
2. Big Ben
Yes, we know it’s technically called the Elizabeth Tower after having been renamed from St Stephen’s Tower. Don’t be pedantic; it’s Big Ben.
1. Tower Bridge
Not only is this a pretty magnificent structure, it also has the benefit of not constantly collapsing in nursery rhymes.
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Jason Allen is a Thrillist editor who now plans to start an Instagram account and milk these spots for sweet, sweet, likes.