London Quotes For Instagram – 30+ Awesome Ideas For London Instagram Captions

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So you’ve recently moved to London or are travelling to London for the first time. Whatever the occasion, you’ve snapped some lovely photos in London’s most photogenic spots, and you can’t wait to share them on your Instagram.

After all, how else are all your friends and family back home going to know you’re in London? You need to get that content online!

Once the arduous task of browsing through thousands of basically identical photos, to select the one in which you look slightly better is over, comes the next hard task. Writing the perfect London Instagram caption.

Don’t be embarrassed, I totally get it. As a professional travel blogger and Instagrammer, I also struggle to write Instagram captions. You want to be funny and quirky, but also useful and inspirational, as well as writing something that goes with the photo.

It’s a tough situation. Which is why I’m here to help!

In this guide I’ve put together some of the most awesome London quotes for Instagram captions. Whether its an inspirational quote, a funny pun or a fun fact about London, I put together some cool suggestions you can use for your London Instagram captions.

So what are you waiting for? Read on and get some inspiration to help you craft the perfect Instagram caption for your London photos!

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Inspirational London quotes to use as Instagram captions

Whether you live in London, and want to remind it to your friends back home, or you’re travelling to London for the first time (and also want to make sure your friends back home know) these inspirational quotes are perfect for Instagram captions.

They are inspirational quotes about London written by famous people (yes Paddington Bear counts as a famous person in my book) that will fit pretty much every photo.

Brownie points if you pair them with a photo of an epic view over the London skyline, maybe with you candidly looking away in the distance.

“When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford.”– Samuel Johnson

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“By seeing London, I have seen as much of life as the world can show.” – Samuel Johnson

“In London, everyone is different, and that means anyone can fit in.” – Paddington Bear

“London opens to you like a novel itself… It is divided into chapters, the chapters into scenes, the scenes into sentences; it opens to you like a series of rooms, doors and passages. Mayfair to Piccadilly to Soho to the Strand.” – Anna Quindlen

“London goes beyond any boundary or convention. It contains every wish or word ever spoken, every action or gesture ever made, every harsh or noble statement ever expressed. It is illimitable. It is Infinite London.”– Peter Ackroyd

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Funny London captions

Being inspirational is good, but sometimes we want to be a bit more casual. After all, if you’re sharing a photo taken at one of London’s most instagrammable restaurants a deep quote might be a bit much.

The next suggestions are for funny London Instagram captions.

“A person who is tired of London is not necessarily tired of life; it might be that he just can’t find a parking place.”– Paul Theroux.

“The man who can dominate a London dinner-table can dominate the world.”– Oscar Wilde

“There are two places in the world where men can most effectively disappear — the city of London and the South Seas.”– Herman Melville

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“I’m taking life one scone at a time.” – Unknown

“Money can’t buy you happiness, but it can buy you a ticket to London.” – Unknown

“One thing about London is that when you step out into the night, it swallows you.” – Sebastian Faulks

“Relationship status: crushing on Big Ben.” – Unknown

Photo of Big Ben with text overlay saying "Relationship status: Crushing on Big Ben" - a classic London Instagram caption

“One of the things I most liked about the city – apart from all its obvious attractions, the theatre, the galleries, the exhilarating walks by the river – was that so few people ever asked you personal questions.” – Julia Gregson

“In London, love and scandal are considered the best sweeteners of tea.” – John Osborne

“Nothing in London is certain but expense.” – William Shenstone

Oh, I love London Society! It is entirely composed now of beautiful idiots and brilliant lunatics. Just what Society should be.” – Oscar Wilde

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Instagram captions & quotes that are perfect if you just moved to London

Living in London is very different from visiting London as a tourist. Instead of planning a London 1-day itinerary, or even an action packed London weekend, you have years to slowly make your way through your London bucket list.

You don’t need to rush. You can live London at your own pace. The experience is different, so it’s only natural that you Instagram captions should be too.

These are captions that I think are perfectly suited for your first Instagram posts from London.

“My Dad says that being a Londoner has nothing to do with where you’re born. He says that there are people who get off a jumbo jet at Heathrow, go through immigration waving any kind of passport, hop on the tube and by the time the train’s pulled into Piccadilly Circus they’ve become a Londoner.”– Ben Aaronovitch

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“Living like the royals.” – Unknown

“When in doubt, follow your heart to London.” – Unknown

“Signing this postcard from London with love.” – Unknown

“It is not the walls that make the city, but the people who live within them. The walls of London may be battered, but the spirit of the Londoner stands resolute and undismayed.” – George VI

“London’s greatest strength is our diversity, and it’s wonderful to see Londoners celebrating our capital’s different traditions, determined to stand up to division” –  Sadiq Khan (Mayor of London)

A bad day in London is still better than a good day anywhere else.” – Unknown

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Short London Instagram captions

Short, sweet and to the point. These London Instagram captions are perfect for any photo, whether it’s of an iconic London landmark, of you and your mates drunk at bottomless brunch, or even of you posing with some quirky Shoreditch street art.

From London with love.” – Unknown

“London is calling, so I must go.” – Unknown

“All you need is love and a vacation in London.” – Unknown

“Falling hard for London.” – Unknown

“There’s no time to be bored in London.” – Unknown

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“London is always a good idea.” – Unknown

 “I like the spirit of this great London which I feel around me.” – Charlotte Bronte

“Let’s cross that London Bridge when we come to it.” – Unknown

“There’s nowhere else like London. Nothing at all, anywhere.” – Vivienne Westwood

“London is sexy because it’s full of eccentrics.” – Rachel Weisz

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Want to know more about London? Try our London quiz! (Some of these fun facts might make for good Instagram captions!)

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Final thoughts on the best quotes to use as captions for London Instagram posts

There you have it, my ultimate compilation of London Instagram captions! I hope you find these quotes useful in crafting the perfect London Instagram post.

If you’re looking for tips on fun things to do in London (so that you can then snap some gorgeous photos worthy of the ‘gram!) check out some of my other guides below:

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