An Instagram guide on the best photography locations in Belgravia; where you can take some of the best instagrammable photos in London.
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Whether you’re a blogger, tourist or none of the above, we all want beautiful photos, whether we post them on instagram or not and lately, everyone is chasing after the latest flower wall or a cute cafe with the prettiest cakes and I totally get it.
I’ve seen lots of content out there on ‘the top 10 instagrammable places in London’ for example, and if like me, you live in London, that’s great. However for tourists and people visiting London, I don’t think that’s too helpful as no.1 on the list might be Tower Bridge, no.2 may be Covent Garden, no.3 may be The Ivy in Chelsea and the rest dotted all over the city. London is a big city and unless you live here or you’re visiting for a long period of time, this can be quite confusing for anybody.
I thought I’d turn this into a bit of a series and break each guide down into different areas of London, and hopefully this may be more helpful for everyone.
I’m starting with Belgravia, which is pretty much Victoria and it’s surrounding areas as I figured that most people will head to Victoria at some point during their trip here. There are lots of bars, eateries, a cinema, theatre as well as the tube station, a coach station and overground trains including the Gatwick Express which takes you to and from the airport.
All of these places mentioned are literally a few doors away from one another on Elizabeth Street, so you could potentially whizz round and easily get your Instagram shots at 4 different locations in less than an hour!
When you come out of Victoria coach station, you want to head to Elizabeth Street and the first place you’ll spot on the left hand side is Dominique Ansel. They’re very well known for their cronuts; they have a different flavour each month and they’re delicious! You cant miss this bakery, as they (currently) have this gorgeous purple floral arch outside, which they change up every so often.
The interior is not that special to be honest, but I’d recommend trying to get a table at the back in the terraced part. They have a floral display against the back wall, marble tables and the ceiling is covered in gorgeous hanging flowers and terrariums.
Peggy Porschen is a few doors away on the corner of Ebury Street and Elizabeth Street. You certainly won’t miss this as the pretty pastel pink building can be spotted from main road near the coach station! You’ll also notice a crowd of people outside here at all times of the day.
The tables outside by far are the most popular, and though I haven’t eaten here to recommend anything, I’d definitely try and get the table next to the door; perfectly situated in front of the flowers for that shot!
Again, just two or three shops away is this stunning florist; Moyses Stevens. Not only is their exterior breathtaking, the interior is worth checking out too; the ceiling and staircase is adorned with faux floral displays, and along with the real flowers, you can get really creative with your photography.
The staff are really friendly and more than happy to let you wander in and out to take photos which is brilliant – just be mindful of the customers! This is such a little gem, and needless to say, it smells lovely in there too!
French perfumery, Les Senteurs is a few doors up from Moyses Stevens, and like the others, their floral display changes every so often. This is what it looked like when I visited last week; and while I love that it’s a bit different to the rest, I must admit it’s quite difficult to get a good shot against the flowers unless you consider possibly laying down on the ground to strike a pose, ha!
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