Let’s be honest, these days, everyone loves a pretty spot to take cool Instagram photos.

It helps a business to have an interior or exterior that draws attention simply for being aesthetically pleasing enough for people to post about it. 

In fact, while I was in London over the summer, half the neighborhood spots I found were from scrolling around Instagram.

I found so many cool spots; I made a list to help you find the perfect, beautiful spot to enjoy a drink or snack while you snap photos for your socials.

Just head to one of these Instagrammable cafes in London for the ultimate content creation session!


Okay, so besides just being downright adorable, EL&N has pretty solid and highly Instagrammable food and beverages available. 

I loved it so much that I hung out here twice in two weeks—it also doesn’t hurt that it’s in the middle of Selfridges department store, making it the prime spot to relax after a bit of shopping. 

So far I’ve had their affogato, shakshuka (Turkish eggs), and a few double espressos. Everything was Insta worthy and delicious!

Their cakes and desserts also look amazing and are on my must-try list the next time I’m in town.

I’d recommend heading here during the week for the easiest time getting a table.

They do have a few locations around the city, but the Selfridges one is my go-to.

Address: 4th floor – Selfridges, 400 Oxford St, London W1A 1AB, United Kingdom

Aubaine Selfridges

Another fabulous and more upscale option found in Selfridges next to the luxury shoe department is Aubaine.

Here you’ll dine from a delicious French menu in a very chic room that’s got wisteria hanging from the ceiling.

It’s a popular spot for Instagrammers, so arrive while they’re first opening for your best chance to get the perfect shot without strangers in the background. 

Then, once you’ve got your shot, settle in and order the truffle scrambled eggs and an espresso to reward yourself for all the effort you’ve put in to get your shot. 

Address: 2nd floor – Selfridges, 400 Oxford St, London W1A 1AB, United Kingdom

Saint Aymes

Saint Aymes is the type of cafe you’d see a modern day Marie Antoinette hanging out in. Their color scheme is basically the same as Sophia Coppella’s film.

It’s covered in beautiful flowers and was basically made to draw in the IG crowd with lots of attention to details and color schemes. 

The food is quite Instagrammable, though I had just eaten prior to finding this spot, so I skipped out on eating and can’t say if it’s worth the price tag. 

I will say the classic pot of tea I ordered hit the spot and which quickly warmed me up on a chilly November afternoon. 

Address: 59 Connaught St, St George’s Fields, London W2 2BB, UK

Peggy Porschen

This social media friendly shop has definitely popped up on your feed at some point—it’s definitely one of the most trendy Instagram spots in London for tourists and even locals to hit up. 

If it’s still not ringing any bells, here’s what you need to know.

Peggy Porschen is a pretty pink bakery featuring creative sweet treats, afternoon tea service, and some of the most beautiful cakes you’ve ever seen.

Full disclaimer, I’m still dying to check this place out for afternoon tea. The day I went, the line was out the door and I didn’t have time to wait.

My sister got lucky while she was visiting London and was able to score a spot at their Chelsea flagship store and said she thought it was worth the wait. 

If you’re going for Instagram photos, I highly suggest arriving early as they’re just opening for the best shot at getting a cute photo in front of the shop.

Address: 116 Ebury St, London SW1W 9QQ, United Kingdom

Farm Girl

Looking for quality coffee in London with the added benefit of an adorable interior and colorful healthy dishes?

Just head to Farm Girl in Notting Hill.

I’m a big fan of their rose latte and the Cherry Ripe Porridge. Both items have my mouth watering right now just thinking about them. 

They also do delicious vegan donuts if you’re in the mood for a sweet and somewhat healthy treat. 

The beautiful colors and food presentations will absolutely brighten your day and your IG feed. 

Fair warning though, this is another popular spot, so be ready to wait.

Address: 59A Portobello Rd., London W11 3DB, United Kingdom

The Knot Churros

For a bit of a more unusual cafe menu, head to The Knot Churros.

In case you didn’t already put it together, they specialize in some very Instagrammable churros.

The interior is colorful and quirky, making it an obvious spot for photos.

It’s a really fun spot to do afternoon tea with kids, since the menu is sweeter than most with items like pink mermaid themed ice cream cones and glazed churros on the lineup. 

Address: 13 Bute St, Kensington, London SW7 3EY, UK

Lady Dinah’s Cat Emporium

One of the hardest things about traveling non-stop is missing my cat, Zoey.

So when I found out there was a cute cat cafe in London, it was basically a no-brainer to go hang out with these adorable fluff balls.

Their basement forest, where the cats hang out, is adorable, the food and beverages are fantastic, and the cats are all super cute and friendly.

I highly encourage you to check out Lady Dinah’s Cat Emporium.

You’ll get some adorable cat photos for your feed, and you’ll be giving some love to cats that are waiting to be adopted—it’s a win, win!

If you want to get in on the fun, book your table early because it’s tough to score a last-minute reservation. 

Address: 152-154, Bethnal Green Rd., London E2 6DG, United Kingdom


Head to one of Grind’s many locations around London for a cool experience, delicious espresso or cocktail, and a super Instagrammable interior.

I’m partial to their Liverpool Street interior, with its pretty plants hanging from the ceiling and cool pink neon sign.

If you’re not sure which location would suit your outfit best, just head to their website. Under the locations tab, you’ll see a photo of each shop’s interior.

Address: 38 Broadgate, London EC2M 2QS

B Bakery Afternoon Tea Bus Tour

My mom and little sistertook B Bakery’s Afternoon Tea Bus Tour on their first trip to London, and still say it’s one of their favorite things from the trip

You’ll ride around town seeing all the big sights, while in one of those classic red double-decker buses while enjoying afternoon tea.

Parents, they even have a Peppa Pig themed ride available!

Essentially, it’s sightseeing and a ton of photo opportunities all rolled into one.

Fair warning though, there’s no bathroom on board, so go before you get on the bus!

If you’re not into the idea of tea on a moving bus, they also offer an afternoon ride, focused on Slingsby gin drinks (honestly probably the option I’d go for). 

Either way, this is one unique experience that’s sure to catch your followers’ attention

Address: 6-7 Chandos Pl, London WC2N 4HU, United Kingdom


With a beautiful menu and friendly staff, it’s no wonder that Minnow is a neighborhood favorite. 

Whether you go for brunch or cocktails, you’ll find something delicious and highly Instagrammable on their menu. 

I’m partial to their french toast during brunch, and espresso martini and truffle chips in the evening. 

They’ve also got a seasonal flower display above their front door that you’ll absolutely want to get a photo in front of. 

Address: 21 The Pavement, London SW4 0HY, United Kingdom

The Corner Room

If you’re looking for a place to shoot with a clean and monotone aesthetic, head to The Corner Room at the Townhall Hotel.

You’ll find a charming little space with tons of modern lamps dangling from the ceiling.

Basically, it’s just begging for some cute photos to be taken.

They’ve also got delicious food, so it’s a win-win!

Check out their eggs in purgatory if you go for breakfast, they’re delicious!

Address: Town Hall Hotel, Patriot Square, London E2 9NF, United Kingdom

Daisy Green Collection

The Daisy Green Collection is a group of eleven different cafes spread across London. 

Each one has its own vibe, with my favorite for photos being the Bondi Green.

It’s got giant millennial pink puffy booths that are perfect for getting that candid IG shot. 

The cafe sells Aussie coffees and wine, so no matter what time you’re there, you’ll find a drink to enjoy.

They even have heated seating near the canal, which is super relaxing on a warm summer day.

Address: 1-2 Canalside Walk, Paddington W2 1DG


Head to afternoon tea at Biscuiteers in Belgravia for some of the most adorable biscuits around. 

Trust me, you’ll be dying to Instagram them the second you see them. 

You can pop into their prosecco bar anytime of day to enjoy a sweet treat, or book ahead of time to score a spot at their delicious afternoon tea.

And, if you’re really feeling ambitious, they’re also opening up an icing school this year. They’ll have the option of either an all day class, or a two hour one (that’s perfect for an IG reel). 

Address: 14-15 Eccleston Yards, 21 Eccleston Pl, London SW1W 9AZ, United Kingdom

Milk Beach

At Milk Beach, you’ll find all the Aussie wine and coffee you could ever want. 

Not to mention, tons of delicious and very Instagrammable dishes. 

I highly recommend getting the cheese board if you’re there in the evening. They even have St. John’s bread!

The interior is light and airy, making it an ideal spot to shoot some photos while you dine out. 

Address: 19-21 Lonsdale Rd., London NW6 6RA, United Kingdom


Want to get in some IG photos and coffee after a bit of light shopping?

Head to AIDA Cafe to browse their chic collection of clothing, then head to relax at one of their long wooden tables with a coffee.

It sounds weird, but their beetroot latte with rose petals is delicious. If you’re not into super sweet drinks though, try the regular rose or matcha latte. 

Either way, you’ll end up with a cuppa that you’ll absolutely want to shoot for your IG feed. 

Address: 133 Shoreditch High St, London E1 6JE, United Kingdom

The Attendant

This place might have the most unique interior on the whole list—it’s in an old public toilet!

Yes, you read that right.

The interior has a lot of character and overall is just one of those spots you have to Instagram from because it’s not everyday you grab a coffee from a place like this.

Since The Attendant is in a space that was an old toilet, they didn’t have a ton of room, but they’ve created a really cozy space. 

If you’re looking for something other than a coffee, check out their Golden Glow smoothie and avocado toast. Both are delicious!

Address: 27A Foley St, London W1W 6DY, United Kingdom

Paper & Cup

Besides specializing in cafe basics like cakes and coffee, Paper & Cup also offers second-hand books and works by local artists. 

But that isn’t even the coolest thing about this place. They offer a training program in recovery from addiction. 

The inside has a real vintage boho vibe, and the beautiful blue outside is great for photos. 

There’s not a ton of space inside, so save this spot for when it’s warm enough to snag an outside table. 

Address: 18 Calvert Ave, London E2 7JP, United Kingdom

Wrapping It Up


I hope this list has helped you find the perfect Instagrammable cafe in London to stage your next photoshoot.

Let me know in the comments below if you’ve found a place I’ve missed that should be on the list, and please tag me in your photos. I’d love to see them!


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