Notting Hill Instagram Spots | 12 Best Places to Take Photos in London
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Are you looking for some gorgeous pastel-coloured houses and flowers in bloom to add to your Instagram feed? Well, look no further than Notting Hill than this guide to the best Notting Hill Instagram spots.
Being the backdrop of some pretty awesome movies like Love Actually and Notting Hill, it’s undoubtedly one of the most beautiful places in London, especially for some Insta snaps.
With so many Notting Hill Instagram spots, it can be a little daunting once you hit the streets.
So, if you are wondering where to go in Notting Hill to get the best Instagram worthy snaps that will make all your followers envious, you’re in the right place.
Below is a guide that will lead you to all the must-see Notting Hill Instagram spots.
Including Notting Hill, the streets of London are so trendy and vibrant that it won’t be hard to find loads of Insta-worthy places.
So, after your day of adventures and miles covered, why not treat yourself to the most Instagrammable desserts in London, to end off a fabulous day of discovering all the best places for photography in London.
When to Visit the Best Instagram Places in London
When you are on a photo mission on the streets of London, you also want the weather to play its part.
Although you could get lucky with a beautiful day any time of the year, winter is the most unpredictable season.
You could wake up to rain and grey skies, so it’s best to avoid this time of year, November to February, for an Instagram photo spree.
Between March and July (spring and summer) are the best time to hit the streets as there will be loads of blooming flowers like cherry blossoms or Wisteria which adds character to any picture.
With this in mind, it’s always best to check the exact weather forecast for the day you plan on heading out. This will give you the most accurate expectation of the weather.
Try to set out as early as possible to avoid loads of parked cars obstructing your photos.
Weekdays would also be the best option to avoid crowds, except if you plan on visiting the Portobello Road market, which only runs on Saturdays.
Your Instagram Guide to the Notting Hill Streets
You are going to fall in love with all of these Instagrammable photo spots in Notting Hill, where your snaps will look like they come from a postcard.
The below locations follow on from each other from start to finish and are organised in the easiest way to explore the area.
If you don’t have time to get to all of them, you can just decide which ones you want to leave out and head on to the next destination.
Booking a Notting Hill walking tour is also a great way to explore and learn more about the history of the area and movie locations.
Lancaster Road is a great place to start your Instagram adventure. From Ladbroke Grove Underground Station, you’ll only need to walk a few minutes to find Notting Hill colourful houses.
The most popular colourful house in Notting Hill is purple with turquoise window frames and this can be found at 27 Lancaster Road.
If you are looking for reds and blues, then just keep walking down the street. Once you are satisfied with your eye-catching snaps it’s time to head to St Luke’s Mew.
But the best shot of Lancaster Road is to get all the different coloured houses nest to each other. To get the view across the street and take your photo from the opposite side of the road.
St Luke’s Mew
A short walk away you’ll find St Luke’s Mew, the road parallel to Lancaster Road, and here you’ll be in for a treat.
This iconic road is well known for its pastel pink house where Kiera Knightly gets a secret love declaration “to me, you are perfect” as she answers the door in Love Actually.
The best time to visit is in spring as bright flowers adorn the cobbled streets.
The street is filled with charm characterised by coloured mews and vintage bikes. You’ll love this street for more than just getting a stunning picture.
Westbourne Park Road
You’ll find Westbourne Park Road a quick 5-minute walk away from St Luke’s Mew. Here you’ll find some more dreamy pastel-coloured houses, from green to purple and pink, try and get a shot with as many coloured houses in Notting Hill as possible.
This road gets pretty busy with parked cars that can ruin your picture-perfect moment so it’s best to try and get here as early as possible.
That means even before 8:30 am if you can – you won’t regret it, and neither will your Insta feed.
Okay, so if you are wondering where the blue door from Notting Hill is, well you’ll find it on this road, at number 280 Westbourne Park Road.
This is a pretty iconic spot so you’re likely to find other Notting Hill fans gathering around waiting to take a picture.
Fun Fact: The original blue door as seen in the movie was removed and sold to a Portobello Road antique dealer and the door that replaced it is also painted blue.
Colville Houses & Colville Terrace
Just when you thought you had had enough of the pastel facades, you’ll find Colville Houses and get that camera out again. This is another short walk away in the direction of Portobello Road.
This is a dead-end street and a little quieter than some of the other Notting Hill photo locations, on this list so you should be able to take photographs of the pretty houses with in peace.
Biscuiteers on Kensington Park Road
By now you are going to want a tasty treat and you will be in the right place. On Kensington Park Road you’ll find the grand white Georgian houses, some with different coloured doors making for a very cute snap.
On 194 Kensington Park Road, you’ll find Biscuiteers. The cute Parisian looking exterior of the biscuit boutique and icing cafe makes for a great pic.
This is a quaint spot to have a break and a biscuit or two and refuel for the final stretch of your Notting Hill Instagram adventure.
Now for the spot you have all been waiting for, one of the most famous streets in London, Portobello Road.
Saturday is without a doubt the best day to visit this road, this is when the Portobello Market is set up and you’ll find quirky antique pieces, vintage clothes and food stalls serving up delicious food.
If you visit Notting Hill, you simply have to experience the Portobello Road Market, it’s one of the best things to see in Notting Hill.
This is also a great place to grab a bite to eat before you carry on with your Insta escapade.
If you really want to immerse yourself in all the action Portobello Road has to offer, book in at The Distillery and spend a few nights.
A visit to Alice’s is also a must – it’s become somewhat of an institution, selling antiques on the street since 1887!
The red shop face and display of vintage goods is a great place for a unique photo. George Orwell’s first home can be found at 22 Portobello Road, which is worth a visit if you are up for it.
Continue venturing down Portobello Road and you’ll find the side street of Westbourne Grove, which is worth checking out.
The magical area is populated with gorgeous boutiques, designer jewellery and clothing stores, as well as some stunning florists (a little bouquet of flowers looks great in an Insta pic).
The stores are pretty pricey so maybe just take a look and a few photos and carry on to your next photogenic spot.
The Victorian-style gothic Westbourne Grove Church is also in the area, it was built in 1853 and totally worth checking out. In fact, it’s one of the coolest things to do in Notting Hill if you are into medieval architecture.
Denbigh Terrace & Chepstow Villas
While you are exploring Portobello Road and its quirky and unique stores don’t forget to keep an eye out for quieter and often very beautiful side streets.
Denbigh Terrace and Chepstow Villas are cute areas just off the bottom end of Portobello Road and as you meander down you should take a little detour to see them.
On Denbigh Terrace, you’ll find a less busy street with some colourful houses that are just waiting to be photographed.
Look out for the pastel pink and blue houses next to each at 25 Denbigh Terrace, this makes for a very aesthetically pleasing picture.
You’ll find similar pastel-coloured facades at Chepstow Villas that you definitely won’t be able to stop snapping at.
Stanley Gardens & Stanley Crescent
From the bustling streets of Portobello Road and its surrounding attractions, you’ll make your way to Stanley Gardens and Stanley Crescent.
If you are visiting Notting Hill during Spring, you’re in for a major treat at Stanley Crescent where you’ll find unbelievable blossoming cherry trees lining the street.
With the trees and the backdrop of the Notting Hill facades – you really won’t get a better Instagram picture! And if you can’t make it in spring – don’t worry, it’s beautiful any time of year.
You’ll find the street of Stanley Gardens right next to Stanley Crescent and is equally as pretty and is worth being photographed while you are in the area.
The Pink Flat Iron Notting Hill
Another not-to-miss attraction in Notting Hill will be your next stop. Unofficially named The Pink Flat Iron, this building is the newest famous Insta-spot and is a little far from the other places attracting more visitors, but the bonus is that it’s a lot quieter too.
The pastel pink building is about a 10-minute walk from Stanley Gardens and can be found in the junction between Pottery Lane and Penzance Place.
Spend some time getting the perfect pic here before heading to your last few stops for the day.
If you are looking for the most Instagrammable pub in London, you’ll find that in Notting Hill as well, at the bottom of one of the prettiest streets in London, Campden Street.
The traditional British Pub, Churchill Arms is famous for its gorgeous display of flowers and flags that have adorned the building since 1750.
And if you go during Christmas time the exterior will be decorated with over 50 extravagant Christmas trees, which is equally as breathtaking.
The pub is named after Winston Churchill’s grandparents, who frequented the bar in the 1800s.
Inside the pub, you’ll be welcomed by a great atmosphere and Winston Churchill themed interior, including loads of memorabilia on the walls. By this point you’ll deserve a pint, so why not have one here?
Hillgate Place, Framer Street & Callcott Street
Head towards the Notting Hill Gate Underground Station and you have reached your final destination. Hopefully, you still have some energy left for this spot because it’s also one of the best Instagram places in London.
Hillgate Place and its surrounding streets – Framer Street & Callcott Street – make what feels like a pastel-coloured rainbow of houses.
As you roam these streets, you’ll find every colour you can imagine from blues, greens, pinks and purples – truly the perfect place to round up your day in Notting Hill’s pastel paradise.
From here, head to the Notting Hill Gate Station and hop on the underground to any part of London you want to go.
You will probably be pretty exhausted by now so heading home isn’t a bad option. If you are still looking for a place to stay near Notting Hill – check out The Laslett and Dawson Place.
Discovering Notting Hill Places Worth Photographing
Now that you’re all geared up for the most Instagrammable photos spots in Notting Hill, all you need to do is put on your best outfit, grab your camera (and photographer) and hit the streets.
The pastel streets and coloured houses of Notting Hill are truly Insta-worthy and you won’t be disappointed with any of these spots.
And the best part is, you can explore one of the coolest areas in London, see stunning vintage stores and try one-of-kind biscuits and treats.
Wishing you the most amazing adventure that will bring a lot more colour to your Instagram grid.