London’s most Instagrammable food

I’ve lived in London for nearly 10 years now, but I still find myself amazed by the sheer amount of things to do here, the sights to see and places to eat.

I thought I’d put together a list of some of the most picture-perfect sweet treats in London – ideal for anyone like me with a sweet tooth…and for getting those perfect shots for your blog or Instagram!

Both brunch and afternoon tea are always popular activities, but recently I’ve started to see so many wonderful dessert spots popping up around the city – all of them very aesthetically pleasing and Instagram-friendly!

Borough Market

I LOVE Borough Market, it’s so busy and always smells amazing. My office is just a few minutes walk away from the market so when I’m in office I often wander down during my lunch break. You can get pretty much any food you want there; fruit olives, meat, cheese and of course, plenty of sweet treats. Comptoir Gourmand is one of my favourites, I mean, look at these – SO pretty and so delicious! Each cake at Comptoir Gourmand costs £3.25 which I think is totally worth it – they’re all a good size and SO filling.

Peggy Porschen

I can’t do this post without mentioning Peggy Porschen. The pink parlour adorned with flowers has popped up on my Instagram feed several times, and I finally got to see what all the fuss was about. It’s definitely a magnet for bloggers (a very pink magnet), and the people-watching is a lot of fun!

I had the Summer Berry Pudding Cupcake, which cost £5.60 to eat in, and a Pink Lemonade, which was £3.00. The cupcake was absolutely delicious and looked incredible, and the pipette of jam was a nice touch. While it is more than I would usually pay for a cupcake, they bring your cake and drink to your table which I didn’t expect, and of course you’re paying for the beautiful (and extremely Instagrammable) location, so I didn’t mind the price too much.

Milk Train

I mean, who doesn’t want their ice cream floating on a cloud of candy floss..? Milk Train is just off the Strand, and I can totally see why people queue up for it. I love the idea, and it’s worth a visit for the novelty factor, but I personally didn’t think the ice cream was that great (especially for £5.45), although it does look amazing!

Pierre Hermé

Is there anything prettier than a selection of colourful macarons?! Pierre Hermé have an amazing selection of flavours.

Dum Dum Donutterie

Dum Dum Donutterie offers a selection of very impressive looking cronuts (croissant meets doughnut) as well as the more traditional-looking doughnuts. I had a Strawberry Cream cronut (£3.50) from the Brixton branch. It tasted amazing but was incredibly filling, and I wish I’d taken a photo of it before it got put in a bag, because all the cream on top got smooshed 🙁

B Bakery

If you’re a fan of afternoon tea, you will love B Bakery. Very pretty and cutesy, it’s a few minutes walk from Covent Garden, ideal if you’ve spent the day wandering around central. You generally need to book, and it’s not that cheap (£34 per person for afternoon tea on the weekend) however, I took my friend for her birthday and it was absolutely amazing. We had a cute, private room filled with plants, birdcages and cute prints, and the staff were brilliant, very attentive and the food was incredible. You have a huge choice of teas, and then a selection of finger foods, plus small scones with jam and cream.

(I’d like to point out here that I didn’t visit all these places in the same day…)

Have you got any favourite food spots? Anywhere else I should add to my list?

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  • Food & Baker

    This is the perfect post for us. Surprisingly we’ve only been to a few of these places, still have yet to visit Milk Train and Peggy P. Never heard of B Bakery but now it’s on our foodie list! We want to be in trend but at the same time we don’t but we know we’ll visit each of these places sooner or later!

    Jessica & James | /

  • Sarah Pears

    Girl, I kinda need to visit all of these.. now! Hahaha, they all look so delicious! I’ve never actually had a Macaron from a shop either! I’ve only had cheap ones from Tesco so they weren’t that great, so I think I need to go! :’)

    Sarah |

  • Oh my gosh you’ve made me sooo hungry haha! I love this video by Lucy Moon about coffee shops in London, I want to visit them all!

  • Kate

    This post just looks so TASTY. I’ve actually read it twice now just to look at all the beautiful foodie pics! I can’t believe I live in London and haven’t been to any of these (except for Peggy P, of course!)?! I’ve been dying to go to Borough Market for ages, maybe that’s where we can go for the next Kate / Abbey / Hels outting!

    B Bakery also looks SO cute, you are an awesome friend to take your friend there!

    Great work on the Candy Floss editing, too 😉

    Kate x

  • Courtney

    This post has made me very hungry and very glad I don’t live in London the prices were so high! They did all look delicious though

  • I agree! Borough market is such a gorgeous place with gorgeous food. I didn’t get enough time there when I went so it’s definitely somewhere I’ll be going back to visit next time I’m down in London!
    Sarah x

  • WOW! These all look amazing 🙂

  • I’m hoping to go back to London later this year, so thanks for making my To Do-list about three times as long as it previously was! This all just looks too amazing 🙂

  • This is one of the reasons I love London so so much! There are so many great places that sell very instagramable food lol


  • Oh my goooooooood my sweet tooth is craving everything now haha! That ice cream candyfloss looks incredible! xx

  • I discovered Borough Market when Instagram suggested I follow them and it was the worst (best!) thing I did! It’s a must-visit whenever I pop into London! You are so right about the food! There is absolutely everything – so jealous that you are minutes away from it!! I’ve popped a couple of these on my list for when I’m next in London 🙂

    John |

  • Wow, all these food photos made me really hungry!! I loved reading your post!

    Have a lovely day,

    xx Kris

  • I absolutely loved this, the ice cream in the candyfloss looks incredible, it’s a shame it didn’t taste as amazing as it looks! I love the look of Peggy Porschen too.

    Kristy |

  • Kate

    Feeling hungry now after reading your post and looking at all those pictures of food! I really want to London someday, there’s so much to do there!

  • Ellis Woolley

    Oh wow, all of these look fantastic! It’s a shame I’m now banned but I’m sure there must be places that do vegan treats that look as beautiful as these somewhere in London! x x
    Ellis //

  • Steph – Wanderlust Pulse

    I need something sweet after reading this post. I did the B Bakery Afternoon Tea bus tour which was great. Delicious and a fun novelty factor x

  • Ahhh I loved this so much! I am going down to London in early August and longing to visit all of these places haha 😀 I wondered, have you ever been to a Laduree in London? Adore your photos! xx

    elizabeth ♡ ”Ice Cream” whispers Clara

  • Definitely adding some of these to my ‘to-visit’ list! I need to get to Peggy Porschen, it’s just SO photogenic!


  • B Bakery looks like such a cute afternoon tea!!

    C x
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