34 of the Prettiest Places in London

These shots of England's capital city will make you want to book a flight ASAP.

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London has some stiff competition across the Atlantic when it comes to the prettiest city; Paris and Positano rival its romance, as do the winding corridors of Amsterdam and Venice. Pretty Little London was born with the intent of showcasing everything sweet, styled and straight-up pretty in England's capital city. Tourists who travel to London know to visit its famous landmarks like the Tower Bridge, Buckingham Palace and the like — but London is so much more. From pastel houses to pretty afternoon teas, Pretty Little London is always camera-ready, looking to fill their super chic Instagram feed with the pretty little things that catch their eye along the way. BAZAAR.com asked them to collect an exclusive highlight reel of their latest discoveries to showcase why London may just be the prettiest city across the pond.

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Pricelet Street, Spitalfields
prettiest places in london: pricelet street
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Pricelet Street is popular for photo shoots and film locations — its old buildings and eclectic feel make it a dream set for period pieces and dramatic scenes. This building was built in the early 18th century and is deliberately kept looking a bit gritty. It has been used in in the celebrated BBC series Luther.

St. James's Park
prettiest places in london: st. james's park
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London wouldn't be what it is without its Royal Parks. Surrounded by some of the city's most famous landmarks including Buckingham Palace, this is the oldest of the city's eight Royal Parks and is not to be missed during the warm-weather months.

Notting Hill Gate
prettiest places in london: notting hill gate
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Wandering around Notting Hill is the perfect place to spot rows of pastel houses — and the pretty pastel vintage cars parked outside of them.

Room with a View
prettiest places in london: hilton doubletree view
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Some of the best views in London are at the most unexpected locations. Believe it or not, this is the lookout from the Hilton DoubleTree Sky Lounge; it's one of the best views over the City of London and the perfect spot for sipping a cocktail while watching the sun set over the Thames.

Fourteen Trevor Square, Knightsbridge
prettiest places in london: fourteen trevor square, knightsbridge
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Knightsbridge is an exclusive residential and retail district in West London known for the luxury department store Harrod's and its pretty houses.

Wingate Road
prettiest places in london: wingate road
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Running through Hammersmith and Fulham, Wingate Road is one of the sweetest streets. It's packed with pastel homes, quaint gardens and amazing entrances, just like this one.

prettiest places in london: soho
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A lot goes on in this vibrant neighborhood. Similar to New York's SoHo, here you can find cute vintage shops, specialty stores (like this adorable coffee shop) and some of the most fashionable alternative clubs in town.

The London Eye
prettiest places in london: the london eye
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The London Eye is the U.K.'s tallest Ferris wheel (it was Europe's tallest before Brexit) and the most popular paid tourist attraction in the United Kingdom. It can be perfectly admired from the Westminster Bridge and is a great way to watch the sun go down over the House of Parliament.

prettiest places in london: shoreditch
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Shoreditch is one of the most lively areas of East London — and home to some of the most beautiful graffiti in the city.

prettiest places in london: knightsbridge
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Knightsbridge is also home to the quaintest (and most expensive) houses in London. Don't be surprised if an Italian sports car goes flying past you when you're strolling along its streets.

Biscuiteers Boutique and Icing Café
prettiest places in london: biscuiteers boutique and icing cafe
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Located in Notting Hill, this is one of the city's most gorgeous shops. Here you can enjoy a nice afternoon tea, buy a few of their hand-iced biscuits (Britian's version of a cookie) or even ice a biscuit yourself in their Icing School, where they'll teach you how to become a Biscuiteer.

Hampstead Homes
prettiest places in london: hampstead homes
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If you're looking for a typical English village, you simply must go to Hampstead, known for its arts and indie music scene, and Hampstead Heath, its gorgeous and expansive public park. If you're looking to enjoy a countryside feel in the heart of the city, head here.

prettiest places in london: balham
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What would London be without its vintage cars? And when they are this cute and parked in front of a pretty house, it's even better.

Big Ben
prettiest places in london: big ben
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Contrary to popular belief, Big Ben is actually the nickname for the Great Bell of the clock placed in the tower, but it's often extended to refer to the clock and the clock tower. The tower is actually officially known as Elizabeth Tower, renamed to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of Elizabeth II in 2012.

Saint Paul's Cathedral: Southbank, River Thames
prettiest places in london: saint paul's cathedral
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This is the beautiful Saint Paul's Cathedral, captured from the Southbank of the River Thames. The cathedral is one of the most famous and recognizable sights in London, and its dome has been dominating London's skyline for 300 years.

Wisteria-Draped Buildings
prettiest places in london: buildings with wisteria
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Wisteria hysteria has definitely been the thing this spring. Thousands of Instagram users have been looking for the perfect house draped in the seasonal bloom to add to their feeds. Looking for the best places to get your shot? Try Kensington and Notting Hill — they're your best bet.

Notting Hill, Portobello Road
prettiest places in london: notting hill, portobello road
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You can find the city's most beautiful and colorful houses in Notting Hill.

Flower Stands
prettiest places in london: flower stands
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Gorgeous flower stands are around every corner in London. Even if you can resist the temptation of buying yourself a bunch, surely you cannot resist taking a picture. They look so good on Instagram.

prettiest places in london: corinthia hotel view
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Beautiful all-white architecture is spotted from the Corinthia Hotel. In addition to being home to one of the city's best spas, this hotel has some of the best views over the Southbank.

prettiest places in london: fitzrovia
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The Charlotte Street Hotel is situated just north from the vibrant Soho in the adorable area of Fitzrovia. Its outdoor patio and chic clientele make it the perfect spot for after-work cocktails.

Hammersmith and Fulham, Wingate Road
prettiest places in london: hammersmith and fulham, wingate road
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Wingate Road might be straight out a fairytale. With its pastel houses and its pretty balconies, the cuteness here is overwhelming.

prettiest places in london: chelsea
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The Insta-famous "LOVE" door is a must for every Instagram addict, with queues forming nearby just to grab a shot of it. The exciting news is that the owners of the house are very creative; they tend to put on a show for each holiday and are known for their stellar decorations.

prettiest places in london: westminster
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Every ambitious photographer will want to take a shot from this angle at some point. The arc is the perfect frame for the mighty Big Ben, but snapping the shot without any tourists disrupting your clear view can be quite the challenge. Good luck!

Elder Street, Spitalfields
prettiest places in london: elder street, spitalfields
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The Spitalfields area in East London has so many fascinating buildings, including beautiful Georgian houses that are still very well preserved. If you walk around Elder Street you will find this cute vintage Morris Minor 1000, which is always parked in the same place on the road.

Kew Gardens
prettiest places in london: kew gardens
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Kew Gardens is a tranquil area of London famous for the Royal Botanic Gardens (the world's largest collection of living plants) and tons of cute flower stands and pretty houses.

Mayfair, Brown Hart Gardens
prettiest places in london: brown hart gardens, mayfair
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The lovely view from The Beaumont overlooking The Brown Hart Gardens. This peaceful raised terraced garden in Mayfair is just a few stones away from the busy Oxford Street, perfect for a lunch break away from the hustle and bustle of the city.

Fortnum & Mason
prettiest places in london: fortnum and mason
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Since 1707, Fortnum & Mason has been a treasure trove of tea, coffee and sweet treats; it is one of the most luxurious department stores in the world. To celebrate the release of the latest chapter of the new Disney film, Alice Through the Looking Glass, Fortnum & Mason relinquished the design of its windows for the very first time in its 309-year history and allowed the shop to be decorated with an "Alice" theme. During the design takeover, the store's iconic spiral staircase was covered in pretty pink flowers — perfect for pretty shots of the shop.

Monument of the Great Fire of London
prettiest places in london: great fire of london monument
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This monument was built to commemorate the Great Fire of London of 1666. Now it's a tourist attraction and has an amazing view over the city. Be aware, you will have to climb 311 steps, but it is well worth it.

The Beaumont Hotel
prettiest places in london: beaumont hotel
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This hotel in the heart of Mayfair was initially designed in 1926 to be a garage; however, this remarkable architecture was far too elegant for a simple car park. In 2014, Jeremy King and Chris Corbin took advantage of these classical features to open their first hotel, which became one of the most exclusive in London.

Peggy Porschen Cakes
prettiest places in london: peggy porschen cakes
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Here is the beautiful floral window display created by Mathew Dickinson for Peggy Porschen's Parlour in Belgravia. This boutique, founded in 2003 by Creative Director Peggy Porschen in the heart of Belgravia, is the perfect place for a cappuccino, a nice slice of cake and some super girly décor.

Primrose Hill
prettiest places in london: primrose hill
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Primrose Hill is located on the northern side of Regent's Park, surrounded by wonderful colorful houses. It is a great area for a Sunday afternoon stroll.

The Ritz
prettiest places in london: the ritz
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A London landmark located at 150 Piccadilly, The Ritz is one of the most chic and celebrated hotels in London.

The Corinthia Hotel
prettiest places in london: the corinthia hotel
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Nothing is more British than a beautiful full breakfast paired with a strong cup of Builder's tea — it's even better when served in one of the most prestigious hotels in town, like this shot taken at the Corinthia.

The Connaught Hotel
prettiest places in london: the connaught hotel
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The Connaught occupies a quiet corner in the heart of Mayfair at the top of the chic Mount Street. The street is one of the most exclusive and fashionable districts of the city.

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