36 Prettiest Streets In London: Best Cobbled Streets & Famous Roads

A list of the prettiest streets in London and covers some of the loveliest roads to take a walk through at sunset and sunrise.  

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London is an attractive tourist destination for many reasons, one of which is the street life brimming with energy.

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There are tons of modern attractions in London, but if you’re looking for a trip back to where the streets are paved with cobblestone or get you IG photos looking flawless, you’re in the right place.

As a Londoner, I use to roll my eyes, when I saw tourist taking their holiday snaps along Portobello Road or on the South Bank.

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    But as a travel blogger, I now understand why people would wake up at the crack of dawn or manoeuvre through hordes of other tourists along Carnaby Street to capture a holiday photo or selfie, with the candy-coloured building in the background. 

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    It’s, because you are not just taking a holiday snap but capturing some of the prettiest places in London, ionic streets, streets they’ve only seen in movies, and they want to say they have walked along these pretty streets in London.

    I’ve included some of London’s mews streets – these were narrow streets built behind the mansions of the Victorian era to house stagecoaches.

    Whether it’s a shopping spree through London’s retail hubs or a relaxing stroll down one of the quieter cobbled mews streets, you’ll find plenty to see in this beautiful city.

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    Best Streets In London

    I’ve covered some of the most scenic streets in London, from anonymous alleys to famous roads in districts like Soho and Camden Town.

    These streets and roads have a picturesque quality to them, with great atmospheres that will give you a feel for life in London.

    36 of the prettiest streets in London

    Kynance Mews

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    This gorgeous, narrow street in Kensington is lined with cobblestones and decorated with flowers and greenery.  West of Central London, Kensington is an affluent neighbourhood in the Royal Borough.

    Kynance Mews has the loveliest archways that are often draped with hanging flowers in the Spring.

    When it’s raining, this mews street is just as romantic as it is in the sunlight. The smell of rain on the dewy greenery makes for a fairy-tale setting in London.

    No matter the time of year, I highly recommend visiting Kynance Mews as you can actually see the seasons change via the archway and hanging flowers.

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    Campden Street & The Churchill Arms

    Campden Street in Kensington is simply picturesque – night or day. This narrow street’s apartments are beautiful face brick, modern duplexes, most of which have sweet little flower boxes below the windows.

    At the bottom of Campden Street, you’ll find London’s famous Churchill Arms. This unique public house is covered in flower boxes, which makes it one of the most recognisable and memorable pubs in town.

    The Churchill Arms was built in 1750 and is one of the oldest pubs in London. It’s also walking distance from Kensington Palace, so it’s a great spot to grab an ale as you tour the beautiful streets of Kensington.

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    Thurloe Square

    Thurloe Square is a gem in South Kensington, boasting charming buildings and magnificent trees along the surrounding roads.

    The Thurloe Square Gardens are located just before the Victoria and Albert Museum (my favourite museum in London), which tower above the magnificent communal gardens.

    The tall, thin houses on the square have a unique English charm to them, with personalised flower arrangements at almost every door.

    Warren Mews

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    The stunning Warren Mews in Fitzrovia is an eclectic little cul-de-sac with a vibey atmosphere.

    Again, there are flower boxes on every windowsill. It may seem like a simple decorative trick, but it works. You’ll be hard-pressed to find pretty, flower-filled streets like these in other cities.

    There are three- and four-storey townhouses in Warren Mews; the picture-perfect neighbourhood will take your breath away. This is one of the prettiest cobbled streets in London. 

    There are often bicycles parked along the street (usually a pink or mint green coloured one too), giving this space a neighbourly feel.

    Charlotte Street

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    Charlotte Street is also in Fitzrovia, just North of Soho, and has a great nightlife scene. You’ll find plenty of young people having a good time on Charlotte Street, as it’s mere minutes away from the University College of London. This is one of the prettiest street in London.

    You can find great places to eat out here. Some options include beers and ciders at the Draft House, modern French Cuisine at The Ninth and some easy street food at Pizza Express. The multitude of restaurants here make Charlotte Street a busy and vibrant space.

    Stanley Crescent

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    Just between Kensington Park and Ladbroke Gardens, you’ll find the quiet and tranquil Stanley Crescent.

    This happens to be located in Notting Hill, the district made famous by the ‘90s rom-com starring Hugh Grant and Julia Robertson.

    Tourists have been known to snap photos of themselves in the exact same locations seen in the film. You can take a Notting Hill walking tour through the area to see each iconic location.

    Movie trivia aside, Stanley Crescent is a likeable and pretty London street in its own right.

    The houses on this street are grand, white buildings, some of which date back to the Victorian era. The height to Stanley Crescent’s charm though, are the cherry trees that line this story-book street.

    Ladbroke Gardens

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    Ladbroke Gardens has some of the grandest terraces in London, with immaculate gardens you can stroll through on a weekend afternoon.

    The gardens are truly romantic, with magnificent greenery making the perfect setting for a romantic picnic.  

    The townhouses along Ladbroke Grove are also especially stately and impressive and are definitely worth a gander.

    Portobello Road Market

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    The Portobello Road Market – which also features in Notting Hill – is one of the world’s biggest antique markets.

    Dealers and pedestrians weave through over 1000 tables, trading collectables and golden knick-knacks right in the middle of the street.

    This is a great spot for street photography. You’re guaranteed to get some amazing candid’s of London life and the antiquing community.

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    Lancaster Road

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    Lancaster takes regular old metropolitan life and splashes it with a little colour. You’ll find the conventional townhouses punctuated with ones doused in red, green, yellow, blue, purple – even pink.

    This wonderful weirdness of Lancaster makes it a top contender for one of the prettiest streets in London. If not its definitely one of the most colourful streets in London.

    St Luke’s Mews

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    Another cobblestoned mews street in London, St Luke’s Mews is one of London’s most endearing spots.

    If you’re lucky, you may be able to catch a candid picture of a local smoking from his townhouse balcony three storeys above you.  

    This street has a wonderful energy that puts you in the heart of this exciting city, without all the noise and fuss of the busier neighbourhoods.

    Conduit Mews

    Another delightful mews street in London, Conduit Mews is an endearing spot in the suburb of Tyburnia.

    You’ll be happy to know that there are some brightly coloured houses on this street, too.

    Bywater Street

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    You can find Bywater Street in Chelsea, London. Just look for the road with the wacky, colourful doors and townhouses, and you’re in the right place.

    There are also plenty of bakeries and cafes on this road, where you can indulge in some delicious pastries and a cup of tea like any Londoner would.

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    Chalcot Crescent

    Colours, colours and more pastel colours! Chalcot Crescent in Primrose Hill is another great option for an Instagrammable moment in London. Follow the road, and you’ll land up at the peaceful Chalcot Square Gardens.

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    Chalcot Square Gardens has vast stretches of lawn grass that have been carefully tended to, creating a tranquil space in Primrose Hill. 

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    Ennismore Mews

    Ennismore Mews is another beautiful mews street found in London’s Westminster Borough.

    Running parallel to this road is Ennismore Gardens road, where you can find the Ennismore Gardens.

    Westbourne Grove

    Westbourne Grove is another busy London street with great opportunities for street photography.

    This street was made primarily for retail so there are plenty of interesting stores to keep you busy.

    You can book a seat on a sightseeing tour bus through Westbourne Grove. This is a hop-on and hop-off bus, so you’ll be able to visit numerous stores, cafes, galleries, museums and pubs along the way.

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    Westbourne Park Road

    Westbourne Grove cuts through the Notting Hill district on the West-side, and you can also find the Westbourne Gardens there.

    This is a little green haven where you can take a break from the buzzing streets, stretch out and relax amongst the trees.

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    Northumberland Street


    Northumberland Street offers a sweet slice of London life. Located in Westminster, this is another major shopping area with a lot to offer.

    The street passes through Trafalgar Square until it meets the Thames River banks in the West.

    You can enjoy some unforgettable dining experiences along Northumberland, as the area is filled with great restaurants and coffee houses.

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    You can also count on some park benches along the way where you can take a load off and enjoy the evening air.

    Pembridge Road

    Pembridge Road is a must-see among the prettiest streets in London. Just two minutes away from the Notting Hill tube station, Pembridge is a unique road decorated with colourful houses!

    Some of the apartments above the retail centre are painted such quirky colours as pastel pink, lime green, royal blue and bright yellow. It’s a wacky street that’s sure to entice your curiosity. 

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    Holly Mount Road

    Holly Mount Road is one of the narrowest streets on this list and will take you around an endearing little bend that runs through Hampstead.

    You can find The Holly Bush on this road, one of the most popular Hampstead hangouts and an old-timey style public house.  

    Holly Mount Road is also lined with fanciful lamp posts and oak trees, not to mention some attractive face brick townhouses.

    Carnaby Street

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    For the shopping fanatic, Carnaby Street is a dream come true and one of the most famous roads in London.

    In the trendy neighbourhood of Soho, this retail hub in the West End is filled with high-end fashion boutiques and lifestyle stores.  

    Carnaby Street is iconic in London and is known for being the birthplace of the Swinging ‘60s in England. Even today, the street style on Carnaby is indicative of its roots as a fashion and cultural hub.

    It’s also known for its fab lighting displays through the year.

    Wardour Street

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    Another popular street for shopping in Soho, Wardour Street runs through the intriguing Chinatown of London. This famous London street is known as the home of the British Film Industry.

    Beak Street

    Beak Street easily makes this list with its high-end cafes and clothing stores. This is an energetic street brimming with life and fits perfectly into the chic Soho.

    Like Pembridge Road, some of the townhouses on Beak Street are painted in bold colours that will surely catch your eye.

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    Regent Street


    Regent Street is one of the most popular shopping locations amongst West London streets and offers tons in the way of shopping and dining.

    This is London’s fashion home, and you’ll often find it decorated with Union Jack flags that will make the perfect travel photo.

    Regent Street is particularly breath-taking around the festive season. If you’re lucky enough to spend a Christmas in London, you should definitely check out the Christmas light displays on Regent.  

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    The fairy lights swooping between the townhouses make for a festive setting you won’t soon forget.

    Fleet Street

    Fleet Street is one of the major roads in London. It also happens to be the birthplace of England’s’ printing and publishing industry, which began back in the 16th century.

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    Majority of the country’s newspapers operated out of Fleet Street in the 20th century, and you can still detect the historical architecture in the area today.


    Bedfordbury

    Bedfordbury in Charing Cross has an historic feel to it, with its wooden shop front shutters and public houses tucked away beneath trails of ivy.

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    If you take a walk down Bedfordbury, you may be tempted by the warm light streaming out of an anonymous bar, or the smell of late-night coffee drifting from a local coffee house.

    Columbia Road Flower Market

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    The Columbia Road Flower Market is one of those tourist activities you simply have to experience before you leave London. The abundance of floral arrangements at this iconic market make for an excellent photograph,

    Markets like these are a big deal in London, so a walk down Columbia Road is a great way to experience London’s market scene in the East End.

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    Elwin Street

    Elwin Street in Bethnal Green looks remarkably similar to a scene out of a Wes Anderson movie.

    The almost-symmetrical townhouses lining the road, paired with some gorgeous green trees across the street, make Elwin a scenic place for a stroll.

    Elwin Street is also walking distance from the Columbia Road Flower Market, so this is a great place to start your Sunday if you’re looking around Bethnal Green one afternoon.

    Kelly Street

    Kelly Street in Kentish Town is without a doubt one of London’s prettiest streets. If the multicoloured houses aren’t enough to tickle your fancy, perhaps the 19th-century architecture will.

    Kelly Street is airy, spacious for a mews street, and a must on my list.

    Shad Thames

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    Shad Thames is a riverside street with a lot of history. This road formed part of one of London’s very first Warehouse districts in the 19th century.

    Located just next to Tower Bridge, this street offers a fantastic view of the Thames.

    Hartland Road

    Hartland Road is located in Camden Town, or Camden, a district made famous for its markets and fashion scene.

    One of the best spots on Hartland is Chin Chin Dessert Club. Grab a scoop of divine ice cream here and snap a photo on this beautiful road in London.

     Umbrella Street in Camden Market

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    You simply can’t visit Camden Town without seeing Umbrella Street in Camden Market. The name says it all: this street is covered in umbrellas that line the strip of sky between this street’s old buildings and townhouses.

    Camden High Street

    Camden High Street is one of the most famous streets in London, taking you through Central London street and into Hampstead.

    This street is jam-packed with activity and is also home to the world-famous Camden Market.

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    Cabbell Street

    Cabbell Street in Marylebone is home to some classic London-style townhouses made in red brick.

    This urban neighbourhood is one of the more affluent in London and is a highly Instagrammable location.

    Ebury Street

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    Ebury Street in Belgravia runs from Grosvenor Gardens to Pimlico Road and boasts some interesting mid-century architecture. There’s also a must-see bronze statue of

    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart on Ebury that is well worth a visit.

    Elizabeth Street

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    Also located in Belgravia, Elizabeth Street has buildings dating back to the 19th century, not to mention its colourful cafes and local flower shops.

    Locals are drawn to this street, so it’s also a fabulous place to get to know some new London faces.

    Final Thoughts On the Prettiest Roads and Cobbled Streets in London

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    There are plenty of exciting adventures you can go on in the city of London. But sometimes the most memorable moments in a new city are the serene, quiet days you spend getting to know the local areas more intimately.

    Touring the city streets, chatting to locals and taking in the atmosphere of the city can be a great way to immerse yourself in the local culture. You may even meet some Londoners you’ll stay friends with for life.

    You can check back here to keep abreast of all the best places to go in and around Europe, or read up on great day trips outside of London, as well.

    Whether you’re reading a book in a cafe or hunting for a good coat on the high street, London has so much to offer in the way of pretty streets. These streets are in the prettiest areas in London.

    To find out more about the beauty and adventure that London holds, you can browse the rest of my streets in London content, beginning here;

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    ●      Famous residential streets in London

    ●      London Hidden Streets

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