Top 12 Best London Instagram Accounts to Follow
This month we launched our White Paper about personalisation and loyalty in the luxury hospitality industry. One of the most interesting discussions on the panel at the launch event surrounded the concept of social media as a replacement for TripAdvisor.
Whilst some consider TripAdvisor the holy grail of honest, raw consumer reviews, our panel of experts including Chris Donnelly from Verb Brands, Lysbeth Fox from Fox PR, John Oceallaigh from the Luxury Telegraph, and Ricardo Gato from Cookson Adventures, explored the increasing value of social media as a review medium for the luxury hospitality industry.
Whilst Oceallaigh from the Telegraph argued that neither were trusted sources, panellists Fox and Gato echoed our thoughts that social media today was an integral part of reviewing a hotel. However, all agreed the impact of this type of marketing could be compromised using crude paid influencer marketing.
Strong evidence suggests that before booking holidays, people are looking to Instagram as a kind of travel guide to decide on their next holiday destination. As a brand, being ‘instagrammable’ and included in lists of users ‘instagrammable places’ can therefore be a strong advantage. From #luxurytravel to live stories, users and influencers alike can produce authentic and often aesthetically pleasing content to amplify your hospitality brand.
We’ve created our instagrammer’s guide for brands, showcasing accounts that promote our city of origin – London. These instagram accounts continue to document amazing places, unique experiences and stunning new angles of London. If you’re based here, we highly recommend involving yourself with these influencers to boost your engagement and raise awareness of your brand.
Lifestyle and Fashion Bloggers
Immerse yourself in the vibrant pulse of London’s lifestyle and fashion scene through the eyes of its trendsetting inhabitants. As the city continually evolves as a melting pot of style and culture, a curated selection of Instagram accounts offer a captivating glimpse into its dynamic tapestry.
Floral facades, beautiful doorways, and cosy London interiors . Gulshanlondon’s account specialises in all things florals, from Belgravia to Notting Hill, she explores the best blossom-adorned brunch and afternoon tea locations northwest of the Thames.
Eastlondonmornings unsurprisingly features lots of east London spots for food, drink, picnics, street art and more. But don’t be fooled by the handle: Katya who runs the account documents her experiences from all around London, frequenting locations from Mayfair to Primrose Hill.
The London-based stylist and internationally renowned blogger is a constant around London’s fashion and restaurant scene. As a regular fixture at London’s fashion week’s front rows, her clothing edits across her instagram feed exude luxury.
London-based Photography Influencers
London’s allure lies not only in its historic landmarks and bustling streets but also in the captivating way it’s immortalized through the lens. A curated selection of Instagram accounts takes you on an enchanting visual journey through the city’s nooks and crannies, capturing moments that weave tales of urban life.
Capturing the more quirky side of London, Prettycitylondon showcases the oddly beautiful as well as more traditionally aesthetically pleasing locations around London. From small boutique cafes to great British landmarks such as Big Ben, you can be sure you’ll find some amazing pics of just a small piece of what the city has to offer.
This photographer documents the sheer variety of building architecture that can be found across London, including colourful quaint mews, panoramic shots of the London eye and the Shard, and interesting angles of Tower Bridge. Exploring London through his lens is an architectural dream.
Although the concept behind this account is very different to the scenic pictures of architecture and food typically associated with London , we love Londonersunderground’s take on London life. This account demonstrates the social diversity of one of the greatest cities in the world. It is an advocate for not just a specific place but London in its entirety.
If you want to find a pink location in London to feature on your own account, look no further than Londonispink. This Instagram account sticks reliably to its theme, featuring front doors, loral displays, food and architecture all in varying shades of pink. The locations make for beautiful photos, forming an eye-catching feed for those particularly fond of the colour.
Viewing London from a different angle, Ben Moore takes incredible photographs of London’s most exquisite architecture and landscapes. The use of drones getting shots from a birds-eye view.
Foodies and Restaurant Critics
London’s culinary scene is a symphony of flavors, where each dish tells a story of tradition, innovation, and diversity. Amidst this gastronomic wonderland, Instagram has become the canvas for a community of passionate foodies and insightful restaurant critics. These creators serve as portals to explore the city’s dining landscape, from tucked-away street food gems to Michelin-starred extravaganzas.
A renowned Food Editor, listed by the Evening Standard among the Top 10 foodies and Co-Founder of @cookforsyria, Clerkenwell Boy captures some of the best food London has to offer. Whether it’s an evening of eating a dim sum dinner in Chinatown or a mid-morning brunch in a colourful corner of Neal’s Yard in Covent Garden, his feed is simply mouth-watering. If you’re a brand featured on this account you can feel reassured that you’re accompanied by the best hospitality brands around.
Attention foodies! This Instagram feed not only provides recipes but also showcases London’s best restaurants, street food spots, and bars. From trendy lunches in Greenwich and Shoreditch to some of the best desserts bars you’ll find in the capital: . it’s a great way to stay updated on new eateries in the city’s constantly evolving food scene.
This influencer has got one thing he aims to showcase in London: simply put, very good food. Mussel flatbreads, aperitivo nubbles and alfresco dining feature heavily on his vibrant feed, where good quality, seasonal restaurants shine.
Travel and Culture Bloggers
These Instagram accounts are windows into a world of cobblestone streets, bustling markets, and awe-inspiring architecture. Through their captivating narratives and captivating visuals, they whisk us away to historic sites, cultural festivals, and off-the-beaten-path discoveries. Embark on a virtual expedition with us as we roundup London’s finest travel and culture influencers
Discover some of the best spots in West London by following Rosielondoner. Her feed showcases local businesses and hidden gems in places like Notting Hill, including amazing brunch spots, cute little flower shops, and some of the best boutiques you’ll find in the whole of the United Kingdom.
If you love London and love history, this is the Instagram feed for you. It provides valuable historical insight on London, making it a fascinating resource for those who want to get to know the city’s past. It also highlights the preservation of London, such as featuring antique photos of Notting Hill’s Portobello Road Market.
Get ready to sip your way through London’s most stylish cocktail bars and pubs, from swanky new gin joints to timeless British classics. This account has the scoop on the hottest watering holes in town, keeping you up to date on the city’s ever-evolving craft cocktail scene and cultural hotspots.
These influencers all provide a way for users to discover secret London, through restaurants, fashion, bars, architecture and culture. If you’re interested in how Influencer Marketing strategy can help you as a brand, please get in touch.
If you’d like to read Verb’s White paper on Luxury Hospitality aforementioned, you can access the report here. Additionally, if you’re interested in Influencer Marketing as a hospitality brand and would like to learn more, please get in touch at [email protected].