If there’s one thing that springs to mind when you think of London, it’s the city’s fair share of beautifully Instagrammable spots that the world of social media goes crazy for. In our digital world, one trend that has increased in recent years is the obsession with food photography, also known as #FoodPorn.
It has now become the normality to sit and eagerly await your order, but not to eat, to document it with an aesthetically pleasing, filter perfect, Instagram post. By the time it’s passed its spec check and is ready to post, the food is often too cold to eat! If you’re a foodie travelling to London, be sure to check our guide to the best restaurants in the city and visit some of these top Instagrammable food spots.
Starting out as a bespoke wedding and celebration cake business, the delicately crafted cupcakes weren’t staying a secret for long once Instagram had its hands on them. Peggy Porschen is now renowned for its irresistibly pretty and elegant designs that are the ultimate definition of visually aesthetic.
Pretty in pink covered flowers, the only thing that’s sweeter than the décor itself is the cake. Everything Peggy makes is presented beautifully such as the house blend teas that are served in pastel cups to match the décor. Each slice of cake looks almost like a cartoon, fresh out of a magazine page.
In more recent years, the cake shop has become increasingly popular thanks to a surge in visitors from Instagram and the influx of cake photography. Peggy’s Parlour attracts so much attention in film and photography that you can book a consultation with Peggy herself for a professional photo shoot.
To make the most of your visit, it is recommended that you visit Peggy’s earlier in the day, just after open, this way you can snap your pics in front of the pretty backdrop without the risk of strangers unintentionally photobombing! Be sure to grab the best seat in the parlour (outside, facing the street) for best results on “the gram”.
Cereal Killer Café
Cereal Killer Café is a hot spot for Instagram-worthy shots, hosting an array of vibrantly coloured British and US cereal favourites, that you can play around with. From peanut butter toast crunch flakes and Maltesers to coco-pops and happy hippos, the choices are boundless. There are also 13 different milk to choose from ranging from standard milk to premium chocolate milk, the combinations are endless.
If the colourful bowels of sugary joy and mounds of chocolate aren’t enough for your Instagram feed, the nostalgic 90s childhood décor should make up for it. With walls of endless cereal boxes, 90s collectables and marvel memorabilia, you are sure to capture something cool for the gram.
Bubble Wrap Waffle London
With a hoard of foodies queuing to get their hands and camera on the sweet egg waffle cone, it is no surprise this delicious delight has taken the world of Instagram by storm.
With the aim to create a memorable eating experience, Bubblewrap dessert parlour is undoubtedly the place to go for an Instagram worth treat. Renowned in Hong Kong as the most famous street snacks, Bubble wrap brings you egg-shaped waffles piled high with lashings of delicious toppings.
Begin by picking your waffle base from a choice of plain, chocolate or Matcha. The waffle is then made into a cone shape which you pack with an array of weird and wonderful fillings. Choose from a vast selection of finger-licking toppings such as strawberry cheesecake or pistachio ice-cream topped with chocolate stars and a gooey salted caramel sauce. Be sure to snap it before you tuck in!
Yolkin, simplified as an ice-cream sandwich shop, is a new Asian inspired dessert shop in Chinatown, famous for selling macaron ice-cream sandwiches. Each sandwich is so beautifully crafted with a pallet of delicate pastel shades and vibrant patterns that look almost too good to eat. Flavours include red velvet, cinnamon bun, snickers, blueberry cheesecake, apple crumble, salted caramel brownie, banoffee pie, Horlicks, chai tea… the list goes on… and on.
Yolkin’s popularity increase dramatically when the macaron sandwiches became big on social media, people couldn’t resist the vibrant colours and the satisfyingly sculpted shape. For the perfect Instagram, be sure to indulge in a variety of flavours and textures.
Bringing the most popular patisserie item to London, Maitre Choux specialises in the éclair, but no ordinary éclair. Each éclair is designed and presented with a Michelin star feel, crispy on the outside and soft in the middle, filled with a variety of delicious cream flavours. What makes Maitre Choux unique, and perfect for Instagram is the extravagant toppings and intricate detailing that gives each éclair a fancy and high-end aesthetic.
Whether you eat the éclair or just marvel at its beauty, Maitre Choux is well worth a visit.
The Aida cafe is another hidden gem in Shoreditch. This place is best known for its infamous Rose latte – it’s pink and served with some edible flowers. You cant take a seat at their long wooden tables or sip a signature flat white and watch the colours of Shoreditch High Street roll by through the floor-to-ceiling windows.
Drunch Social Club & Eatery offers a fun, quirky, laid-back experience with the best quality comfort food, high-caliber shishas, a welcoming atmosphere, great vibes, and the very best service.
SAID dal 1923 London
Satisfy your chocolate cravings here on SAID London. This Italian chocolate cafe and shop is famous for its rich and creamy hot chocolate. Counters groan with chocolatey treats, homemade cakes, biscuits, and truffles, but there’s also a wide selection of savory options to get stuck into. The decadent hot chocolate is available in milk, dark and gianduia (hazelnut) chocolate, and spills indulgently over the edge of the cup.
Chin Chin Ice Cream
Chin Chin is an ice cream parlor with a difference: they use liquid nitrogen to create their incredible ice cream concoctions! Known as The Best ice cream Parlour in England’ according to The Times, here’s an Instagram-able shot from Chin Chin Ice cream: A scoop of Apple Butter ice cream on top of our warm golden cherry pie -All handmade in Soho & available every weekend xx
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Located on the 38th and 39th floors of the Heron Tower at 110 Bishopsgate, SUSHISAMBA London features the highest outdoor dining terraces in Europe, offering unparalleled, 360-degree views of the City. From Japanese tempura and sushi to Brazilian churrasco and moqueca, to Peruvian anticuchos and seviches, the culinary creativity is limitless with something for every palate.
Does anything taste better than a payday Friday Bleecker double cheeseburger? Bleeker burger is the perfect place for all burger lovers. It is a Minimalist chain burger joint offering classic American fast food and imaginative shakes.
Live the sweet life! Naked Dough is all about bringing unadulterated EDIBLE raw cookie dough to the masses. Yup, ’tis true. Their safe-to-eat, indulgent treats can be devoured straight from a tub, munched on a cone, or taken home to dig into later.
Have some of these instagrammable homemade Hong Kong bubble waffles and Taiwanese bubble tea from Nosteagia. Your stomach won’t only be filled with delish foods, but Nosteagia will surely be able to deliver warmth and fill your hearts with joy. Located at Old Spitalfield Market, grab yours now and have a good time for having a good bubble tea!
The Barge House
A hidden gem on the Regents Canal, The Barge House has the perfect canalside dining. Perfect for breakfast, lunch, or supper, their Breakfast En Bread – hollowed-out sourdough filled with various breakfast favorites, makes for a delicious gift, so surprise your friends and family by sending them a couple in the post.
Duck & Waffle
The highest restaurant in London, Duck & Waffle welcomes guests to spectacular views and a playful take on British cuisine with European influences. Here’s a waffle-flavored vodka, St. Germaine elderflower liquor, Drambuie scotch, lime cordial & maple syrup that you can enjoy while looking at the exquisite view of London.
If you worship ramen, Bone Daddies will feed your yen, and if you’re a first-timer prepare for conversion. If you’re a fan of spicy food, then this place is made for you. Japanese-inspired recipe favorites curated by Bone Daddies’ food team are ready for you to enjoy at home or at their restaurant.
Home to the original Creators of Halloumi Fries. Est. 2014, Oli Baba’s is available in CamHome to the original Creators of Halloumi Fries. Est. 2014, Oli Baba’s is available in Camden Market 7 days a week. You can also try their Halloumi fries on a pizza made from Smoked tomato sauce, deep-fried halloumi, mint zhug, pomegranate seeds & mint 🧀🍕🍟
The sketch is a fabulous Mayfair restaurant with breathtaking Interiors, it is a destination for food, drinks, music & art. This 8th-century townhouse tea room also transforms into a cocktail lounge every evening.
To go there, just take a stroll down Mayfair’s Conduit Street and you’ll spot Sketch London house within a rather grand three-storey Georgian townhouse.
Daisy Green Collection
The Daisy Green Collection is one of the best Aussies Cafes in London. Bringing a relaxing and buzzing Australian food and coffee culture, their food is carefully sourced and cooked in house from scratch.
Included in the Tulum inspired taqueria feast is a plate of nachos to share, a choice of 2 starters, 3 smorgasbord’s of tacos, dessert and ‘that’ whole watermelon margarita!
To those who love brunch, head out to Half Cup, and as their famous Oreo French Toast will be ready and waiting for you. All of their baked goods and brunch are made in-house. Not only do people love their brunch, but they also love their coffee.
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If you have some time to kill before your flight or checking-in to your hotel, then it’s a great idea to find a luggage storage location near you where you can securely leave your bags. Not only will this make your life much more comfortable, but it will also leave you hands-free for more London Instagram material.This article was contributed by Poppy Jones, a a recent graduate who plans to start her own travel blog that covers all things related to food/travel.
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