London calling! Musement takes a look at six Instagram accounts that brilliantly capture the allure and character of the English capital.
We have a soft spot in our hearts for London. While the English capital is familiar to some of us, foreign to others and mysterious to all, there’s no denying its charm. From the Tudors to the Beatles to Harry Potter to Yotam Ottolenghi, London has different meanings to different people.
Whether you associate London with literature, theater, art, fashion, culture, history, gastronomy or the Royals (to name a few!), there’s no denying the city boasts many reasons to be held near and dear to your heart.
We can’t get there as often as we like so we thank the tech gods for allowing us to occasionally transport ourselves there via Instagram. Here are six London Instagram accounts that we love.
Julie Falconer, an American living in London, chronicles her experiences as a Londoner and traveler on her award-winning blog, A Lady in London. Her Instagram gorgeously captures both her adopted city and the places she frequents during her travels. From pastel storefronts to cobbled mews to streetscapes that are so quintessentially London, her pics will you warm your heart.
Think London’s so gray? Well, think again. Travel photographer Alan Isko’s Instagram will have you second-guessing yourself. Whether it’s the striking red of the phone booths or double-decker buses, a cotton-candy-hued sky at dusk or landmarks gilded by the sunlight, Sisko showcases London at its most colorful. Isko also shares some swoon-worthy shots from his international travels.
Forget about checking Harrod’s, the Crown Jewels and the London Eye off your bucket list. The Instagram feed of Delicious magazine’s anonymous food editor will have you start planning a trip to London for the food only. The Australian bon vivant has lived in London for several years, and it seems that no one knows the food scene better! From markets to bakeries to street food to Michelin star restaurants and everything in between, Clerkenwell Boy leaves no London food stone unturned.
Pretty City London showcases candid shots of London looking pretty. Founded by Siobhan Ferguson, Pretty City London is a collective of photos snapped by Instagram users who tag #PrettyCityLondon. From colorful autumn foliage to lovely building and store facades to humans in action, this Instagram account portrays London at its most authentic. And, of course, its most pretty.
Photographer Michael captures London from clever angles that offer surprising new perspectives of the sights we all know and love. From sweeping aerial shots to unusual viewpoints to creative angles, you’ll love admiring London through Michael’s lens.
Mews are just as quintessentially London as Big Ben and Buckingham Palace, former stables were built in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries for Londoners to house their horses. Nowadays these picturesque cobbled lanes are outfitted with adorable homes adorned with colored doors and facades, flower-box-filled windows and green ivy. Mewsing London is a collective, sharing snaps of these “pockets of paradise” tagged #Mewsings.