London’s most exclusive members’ club underwent a £55m makeover this year. Thanks to Sexy Fish designer Martin Brudnizki, gone is the old country house décor, and in its place a whirlwind of lavish, glitzy bars and restaurants – plus, the dreamiest pink floral bathrooms we’ve ever seen (created in collaboration with beauty guru Charlotte Tilbury, no less). If you’re lucky enough to get in, we recommend heading straight to the powder room for a selfie.
46 Berkeley Square, Mayfair, W1J 5AT
Aubaine at Selfridges
Situated up on the second floor of Selfridges, this is arguably the most beautiful branch of Aubaine in London(find the others in Knightsbridge, Kensington and Mayfair). It serves up modern French fare for breakfast, lunch and dinner, but we also can’t resist a mid-shopping spree pit-stop – the perfect place to relax with a glass of champagne, and post a photo of the dreamy, wisteria-covered ceiling.
400 Oxford Street, London W1A 1AB
Bourne & Hollingsworth Buildings
This bright and airy oasis is the ideal spot for a boozy weekend brunch – and documenting it all on Insta to boot. Alongside dishes and cocktails just waiting to be photographed, you’ll also want to capture the décor – think white washed walls, mismatching colonial furniture, tropical print upholstery, a wrought iron circular stairwell and huge stone fireplace.
42 Northampton Road, Clerkenwell, EC1R 0HU
Our pick of the Grind bunch (there are now eight branches dotted across London, from Soho to Shoreditch), the Clerkenwell outlet really outdoes the rest when it comes to interiors. Bold and bright, yet seriously elegant, the two-floor space – comprising of a café, restaurant, cocktail bar and events space – is filled with pink and blue velvet seating, luxe brass light fittings, marble floors and chic patterned brick walls.
2-4 Old Street, Clerkenwell, EC1V 9AA
With both a menu and interiors inspired by the Mediterranean, stepping into Omar's Place will make you feel a world away from London. A collaboration between designers Sella Concept and Wilson Holloway architects, the décor is seriously Instagrammable – expect splashes of emerald green and warm terracotta, teamed with luxe gold accents, marble table tops and curved mirrors. The food is just as pretty, too.
13 Cambridge Street, Pimlico, SW1V 4PR
A veritable influencer's paradise
, and strong contender for the title of ‘London’s most Instagrammable café’, this brunch and coffee spot is decked out in entirely green and pink tones. From the Wes Anderson-style colour scheme to the cutesy cakes at the counter, everything here is designed with the Insta-crowd in mind. Get here early at the weekends if you want a table though, or you'll have to battle it out with the bloggers.
411 Mare Street, Hackney, E8 1HY
Peggy Porschen Parlour
Often heralded as ‘the cutest café in London’, cake creator Peggy Porschen’s fairytale-esque Parlour has been featured in thousands of Instagram posts – and no influencer worth their salt can resist a visit. Swoon over the captivating floral installations
, that change with the seasons, and indulge in an almost-too-pretty-to-eat selection of cakes, cookies and drinks. Bonus points for nabbing a table outside (you’ll want to brush up on your flat lay photo skills first, though).
116 Ebury Street, Belgravia, SW1W 9QQ
You can’t visit Restaurant Ours without posing against that flower wall. But it’s far from the only ‘gram-worthy spot – essentially an Instagram addict’s heaven, there are countless places to stage impromptu photoshoots. Huge fairy-lit trees (both indoors and on the terrace), a futuristic hallway entrance with retro light-up floor and tropical-inspired bathrooms all deserve a mention – don’t leave the table without your phone in-hand.
Plus, SheerLuxe VIPs can receive a free bottle of Prosecco when dining at Restaurant Ours in July and August. Visit SheerLuxeVIP.com
264 Brompton Road, Knightsbridge, SW3 2AS
Founded by London-born sisters Michela and Lois Aymes-Wilson, Saint Aymes is on a mission to ‘make every moment beautiful’ – and it’s definitely succeeding. From the hand-painted artisan chocolates (also stocked in Selfridges and Harvey Nichols) and enchanting patisserie cakes, to the escapist décor, this flower-filled café-cum-chocolate shop is never short of bloggers snapping away.
59 Connaught Street, St George’s Fields, W2 2BB
This year has seen the Mayfair restaurant and bar undergo a fun new update. The powder pink Gallery has been kitted out in a whole new series of colourful David Shrigley designs, whilst the
the Parlour (Sketch’s tea room-turned-bar) has also had a major revamp to give an air of early-90s decadence. Luckily for the selfie enthusiasts among us, the Insta-famous egg-shaped toilets are still going strong.
9 Conduit Street, Mayfair, W1S 2XG
Waterloo’s most Instagrammable new location has been filling our feeds, and it’s no surprise why – a millennial pink-painted Venus fly-trap of feminist neon signs, rose-lined ceilings and pastel-hued cocktails, you’ll be hard pushed not to find something to photograph. For the ultimate Insta-bait, order the ‘Violet Femme’ – a purple, gin-based drink served retro-style with a tube of Parma Violets – or the ‘Love Potion’ – a tangy blend of pineapple syrup, strawberries and prosecco poured into a glittery sugar-rimmed glass.
111 Waterloo Road, Waterloo, SE1 8UL
Winter Garden at The Landmark London
Fancy adding some serious glamour to your feed? You’ll want to head down to The Landmark London hotel’s palm-filled Winter Garden (and bring a willing photographer, too). Serving up a modern European menu of popular classics
-with -a -twist, the restaurant is open year-round – as it’s housed beneath a stunning eight-story glass roof atrium.
222 Marylebone Road, Marylebone, NW1 6JQ
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