Now is the perfect time to start thinking about those post-lockdown snaps to fill your insta feed and show off your online shopping purchases. And there’s no better place to take those shots than the vibrant streets of Shoreditch. So charge your camera, throw on your new clothes you’ve been dying to wear and strike a pose, as here are the 8 most instagrammable locations in Shoreditch.
- Brick Lane Vintage Market
Firstly we have Brick Lane Vintage Market and as well as being a cave of wonders for retro clothing and deals, it’s also a hotspot for a trendy photo. For any lovers of pink or neon, the best stop is the steps down to the basement which is overflowing with rare vintage finds. The hot pink walls provide a backdrop that would make Elle Woods proud. So with this location, tick two must-dos off the bucket-list at once and grab some vintage pieces whilst also getting a hot snap.
Address: 85 Brick Ln, Spitalfields, London E1 6QL
- Shakespeare Mural
This sight of beauty can add an extra layer of depth to your Instagram with its history and commemoration to William Shakespeare. This mural is located at the exact spot where the classic tale of two starstruck lovers, Romeo and Juliet, was performed for the first time. Although now the interior to this building is merely ordinary offices, the exterior is nothing short of extraordinary with the most exquisite detail. If you want to add a sprinkle of romance to your feed, this is definitely the spot to go to.
Address: New Inn Broadway, Shoreditch, EC2A 3PZ.
- Redemption Bar
If you’re looking for an Instagram staple then Redemption Bar is where you should be headed. The classic wings photo is a necessity for any avid Instagrammer, with mandatory captions including “Just winging it” or “Finding my wings in Shoreditch.” This is also a great spot for any beginner Instagrammers with its straightforward layout and seemingly powerful presence on the feed.
Address: Redemption, 320 Old Street, London, EC1V 9DR
- Brick Lane
At the heart of Shoreditch is Brick Lane, home to one of the most exciting and art infused streets in the world. Everywhere you turn is a new concoction of graffiti and colour just waiting for you to strike a pose in front of. This is no regular London street and therefore well-worthy of a snap or two. You’re spoilt for choice that it would be impossible to not be able to take a stunning photo. Here we have examples of two gorgeous women making the most of the eccentric walls of this famous road.
Address: Brick Ln, Shoreditch, London
- Columbia Road Flower Market
If a softer and more feminine photo is more your style, as oppose to the retro and vibrant walls already discussed, then Shoreditch can still take a square on your feed. The Columbia Road Flower Market is home to such beauty that you can’t help but stop and smell the roses. A bunch of stunning peonies make the perfect prop and they also double as a fabulous souvenir from your time in Shoreditch. This is a wonderful opportunity to show off London in summertime.
Address: Columbia Rd, London E2 7RG
- LOVE Sign
All you need is love, and all your Instagram needs is this wall. You can show some love to all of your friends with this dynamic mural. This could even be the perfect spot for a cute couple picture with your loved one, or even just with your best friends. This mural is something you can’t ignore. You’ll find this on Brick Lane among the plethora of street art, nonetheless it is worthy of its own spot on this list.
Address: Brick Ln, Shoreditch, London
- Ballie Ballerson
Finally, we have the Ballie Ballerson ball pit in Shoreditch which is the perfect way to channel some childhood nostalgic whilst bonding with mates. Here you can let loose and unleash your inner Peter Pan and pretend you never grew up from the days of soft play parties and chocolate cake. A photo here can really add some personality to your Instagram and display your silly side with a fun picture of you laughing and rolling around in the pit. Make sure to check out @ballieballerson on Instagram also!
Address: Ballie Ballerson Shoreditch, 97-113 Curtain Road, London, EC2A 3BS
So, there you have it, plenty of photo opportunities to satisfy your Instagram. Whether you’re looking for an edgy, artistic shot or just a fun activity that doubles as a picture opportunity, there’s definitely something in Shoreditch for you.