12 Instagrammable spots in Greenwich

Greenwich is an area of London that’s full of history and also full of wonderful photographic opportunities. You can pack a whole day here with activities to keep you busy but make sure you’ve got your camera on you! From super cute streets to incredible views check out these pretty places to get on your Instagram feed 😊

1. Turnpin Lane

Turnpin Lane

At the back of Greenwich Market you’ll find this charming little spot called Turnpin Lane. There’s lots of lovely signs and lamps down here for you to photograph and once you’re finished make sure to grab a bite to eat at the market!

2. Tulip Stairs

Tulip Stairs

The Tulip Stairs are located in the Queen’s House. The blue painted wrought iron railings look a lot like tulips which is where the stairs got their name.

Excuse the mask – this was taken last year!

The stairs are beautiful from all angles whether that’s right at the bottom, looking up or looking down! So really that’s three shots in one 😉 It’s free to visit but you do need to book a ticket in advance to visit.

3. No 16 St Alfege Passage

No 16 St Alfege Passage

I’m not too sure what the story is behind Number 16 Alfege Passage. Maybe it used to be a shop? Maybe a cafe? I think it looks as though it’s now a house but whatever it may be it has a lovely facade which makes a wonderful shot! Can you spot the rather dapper looking cat sitting outside as well?

4. Old Naval College

Old Naval College

The Old Naval College is at the heart of Greenwich and is the most incredible building. It’s so important that it’s a World Heritage Site and has been used in the filming of multiple tv shows and films. You might recognise it from Les Misérables, Skyfall, Pirates of the Caribbean or Thor amongst many others. Next time I visit I must make sure I get into The Painted Hall with its stunning ceiling decoration.

5. Point Hill

Point Hill

Point Hill is in the quiet residential area of Greenwich to the west of Greenwich Park. It’s lovely area to wander through and a couple of the streets feature on this list as wonderfully Instagrammable 😍 In particular I love the colourful base of the houses here and the view across the Thames to Canary Wharf.

6. Junk Shop

Junk Shop

How cute is this little shop in Greenwich? The Junk Shop is on quite a busy main road (although there’s a broad pavement outside) and it’s facade really stands out. Much like the wares it has on sale, the outside of the shop looks like you’ve stepped back in time. If store fronts are your thing then you can’t miss it!

7. Royal Place

Royal Place

Greenwich must have some of the most desirable housing in London and the terraced period houses are a great Instagrammable corner. Despite their look, they were actually built in the 1970s but they’re still just as photogenic. I especially love this corner with the handprinted street signs adding to the nostalgia of the area.

8. Greenwich Park

Greenwich Park

A visit to Greenwich is incomplete without a stroll through the Park. From the top of the hill, by the Observatory, there is a spectacular view. From here, the scale of the Queen’s House & The Royal Naval College, is obvious and the contrast between the old architecture and the skyscrapers of the City even more aggressively obvious.

9. Cutty Sark

Cutty Sark

The Cutty Sark was once the fastest ship of the Victorian era and is now a museum on the banks of the Thames in Greenwich. I like the angle above as the Victorian prow of the ship just out over the Thames and towards the modern skyscrapers beyond but the classic shot here is beneath the hull of the clipper.

10. Royal Hill

Royal Hill

This beautiful street in Greenwich has some rather lovely townhouses to photograph. Take a stroll through these more quiet residential streets away from the bustle of the park and the market and find some wonderful gems like this one at Royal Hill!

11. Ranger’s House

The Ranger’s House

If you‘re a fan of Bridgerton then you have to make a stop at The Ranger’s House. This was the filming location of the exterior of the Bridgerton’s House!

12. St Alfege Passage

St Alfege Passage

Greenwich is full of little passageways and hidden corners. I’ve already shared one of these above (Turnpin Lane) and this is another of my favourites 😍 As you turn down St Alfege Passage from the busy road that runs by Greenwich Market you wouldn’t even know it’s there! This little corner is picture perfect with the beautiful lamp post and charming houses 😍

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Are you ready to visit Greenwich?! If you need any more reasons to check out this area of London then make sure to read 8 reasons to visit Greenwich, London.

Cat x

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