The 20 Prettiest Streets In London

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London is a beautiful city, with some incredible architecture dotted all over the city. It isn’t just the main tourist landmarks that are worthy of a visit in London, there are beautiful streets all over the city that should feature on everyone’s London bucket list.

For those searching for the prettiest streets in London, you’ve just found them! I’ve compiled a list of the most beautiful streets in London with exact location and map, so that you can go on a hunt for them all!

I selected streets that either have beautiful architecture, colourful floral displays or typical cute British houses. Whatever your style, you’re bound to find a London street here that you will fall in love with.

The Peggy Porschen shop front in January 2018
The Peggy Porschen shop front in January 2018

Map of the prettiest streets in London

I’ve mapped below all the prettiest streets in London, so you can easily visualise them on a map and plan your time in London.

Getting around London can be a nightmare so you want to optimise your time in each neighbourhood, not spend ages travelling across London!

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20 of the most beautiful streets in London

Elizabeth Street

Elizabeth Street ranks as one of the prettiest streets in London thanks to the beautiful displays of the shops on this street. Peggy Porschen is one of the most Instagrammable cafes in London.

It’s a bakery famous for its pastel pink décor and extravagant floral displays around the door, started the movement, and it’s now quite common to find lots of shop fronts in Elizabeth Street decorated in similar styles.

From Peggy Porschen just walk along Elizabeth Street, and you’ll find other shops such as the perfume store Les Senteurs or the flower shop Moyses Stevens Flowers with their beautiful floral displays.

With so many colourful flowers (even in winter!) bringing a pop of colour on grey London days, Elizabeth Street is without a doubt one of the prettiest streets in London.

See the exact location here.

The beautiful floral shop front of Les Senteurs perfumery in Elizabeth Street
The beautiful floral shop front of Les Senteurs perfumery in Elizabeth Street

Kynance Mews

Kynance Mews is famous not only for it’s quaint little houses, but also for its impressive autumn leaf displays. The start of one of the streets is characterised by an arch covered in leaves.

If you visit in autumn it will be covered in bright red leaves. It’s a popular spot for Instagram photos, just make sure to time it and visit at the right time of year!

Click here to see the exact location.

Neal’s Yard

I guess Neal’s Yard isn’t quite a street, but it’s so pretty it couldn’t not feature on this list! Located super close to Covent Garden, this cute little courtyard is an explosion of colours, which you wouldn’t really expect.

The buildings in Neal’s Yard are fairly small, with that old brick look. Combine that to colourful facades and plants on every balcony and it’s not really what you would imagine to find in central London.

It’s without a doubt one of the most beautiful places in London.

See the exact location here.

The colourful houses of Neal's Yard in London
The colourful houses of Neal’s Yard in London

St Luke’s Mews

There is a specific spot on St Luke’s Mews that earns it its name amongst the prettiest streets in London. It’s also very easy to figure out which one that is. You’ve guessed right, the bold pink house with flowers on its balconies.

Not only is it incredibly pretty, it’s also a famous movie spot! British Christmas favourite Love Actually was shot here. This is where Mark confesses his feelings to Juliet with a series of placards.

Whether you liked the movie scene or not (I mean, she’s his best friends wife!) you can’t deny the house and street are very pretty.

Click here for the exact location.

The pink house of St Lukes Mews, photo by Travels of Sophie / We Dream Of Travel
The pink house of St Lukes Mews, photo by Travels of Sophie / We Dream Of Travel

Wardour Street

Being the connecting road from Leicester Square to Oxford Street is a pretty big task, which Wardour Street achieves extremely well.

It’s also the entry to Chinatown and you will find the famous Chinatown Gate as soon as you turn on Wardour Street from Leicester Square.

The imposing red gate stands in the middle of the street, signalling that you’re about to enter in a completely different vibe of London. If you visit during Chinese New Year there will also be red lanterns decorating the street, making it even prettier.

Check out the exact location here.

The Chinatown Gate at the start of Wardour Street
The Chinatown Gate at the start of Wardour Street

Leadenhall Market

Leadenhall Market isn’t so much a single street, as a crossing of four streets that meet in a beautiful covered market. This cobbled area is characterised by the cream, red and green colours, and the stunning high ceilings.

The particularity of Leadenhall Market is that unlike many attractions in London, you will probably find it completely empty on a weekend.

Being located in the heart of the city you will often find it buzzing with people eating and drinking after working hours, but on the weekends very few people come down to see it.

It’s very close to Sky Garden, one of my personal favourite rooftop bars in London. Entrance is free and the view is gorgeous, so make sure to add it to your London itinerary.

See the exact location here.

Exploring Leadenhall Market
Exploring Leadenhall Market

Carnaby Street

It’s not only one of the prettiest streets in London, but also one of the most famous.

Tucked away from the chaos of the surrounding Mayfair, Carnaby Street is entirely pedestrian and appears like a quiet haven after the traffic and chaos of Oxford Street.

You’ll find Carnaby Street signs greeting you at the start and end of the road, and colourful buildings all throughout. The road is dotted with lots of quirky shops, as well as some bars and restaurants.

From Carnaby Street you can also access Kingly Court, an indoors courtyard with lots of tasty restaurants and pubs. Depending of the time of year you visit you might also find all sorts of extravagant decorations.

Click here to see the exact location.

Carnaby Street, photo by Travels of Sophie / We Dream Of Travel
Carnaby Street, photo by Travels of Sophie / We Dream Of Travel

Portobello Road

Portobello Road is not only one of the prettiest streets in London, but also one of the most famous and varied. Starting just next to Notting Hill Gate tube station it goes all the way up to Ladbroke Grove station.

The start of the street (starting from Notting Hill Gate) has some adorable small and colourful houses, but as you walk along the street you will find the architecture changes quite a bit.

As you go along the houses become bigger and are lined up with more shops. As you approach Ladbroke Grove station you will start finding vintage shops, street food stalls and the stalls of the famous Portobello Market.

Portobello Road is the perfect place to visit if you want to see pretty and colourful houses, as well as doing some vintage shopping and enjoying street food.

Check out the exact location here.

Portobello Road, photo by Travels of Sophie / We Dream Of Travel
Portobello Road, photo by Travels of Sophie / We Dream Of Travel

Westbourne Grove

Just branching off from the famous Portobello Road, you will find Westbourne Grove. This street is characterised by typical British houses, painted in bright pastel colours.

There are houses of all colours, from pale pink and turquoise to grey or yellow. It’s without a doubt one of the prettiest streets in London. In this area you will find a lot of the most Instagrammable places in London.

See the exact location here.

The pretty pastel coloured houses of Westbourne Grove
The pretty pastel coloured houses of Westbourne Grove

Lancaster Road

After visiting Westbourne Grove just keep walking along Portobello Road, and you will soon find Lancaster Road. This road somewhat resembles its neighbouring streets, but in bolder colours and bigger sizes.

The houses here are bigger and more imposing, and painted in strong colours like red, blue and purple. It stands out when compared to the more quaint streets around it, and will surprise you with its boldness.

Check out the exact location here.

The bold colourful houses of Lancaster Road, photo by Travels of Sophie / We Dream Of Travel
The bold colourful houses of Lancaster Road, photo by Travels of Sophie / We Dream Of Travel

Westbourne Park Road

While London might not excel in the originality of its street names, the houses that line them are all very varied and incredibly pretty. Westbourne Park Road brings together elements of Ladbroke Square and its name twin Westbourne Grove.

It has the bold Victorian architecture of Lancaster Road, with the columns at the entry and the bricks on show, but instead of being white, these are of all different pastel colours.

Get the exact location here.

Westbourne Park Road, photo by Travels of Sophie / We Dream Of Travel
Westbourne Park Road, photo by Travels of Sophie / We Dream Of Travel

Hillgate Place

A lot of the prettiest streets in London are concentrated around the Portobello and Notting Hill area. Not far from the Notting Hill tube station you will find Hillgate Place, a lovely area with a series of streets lined up with beautiful coloured houses.

The houses here are similar to those in Westbourne Grove, with the typical British Victorian architecture but smaller, and painted all shades of pastel colours.

Hillgate Place is much quieter than Westbourne Grove or Portobello and is a must see for anyone searching for a pretty and quaint street.

Click here to see the exact location.

Admiring the beautiful coloured houses of Hillgate Place
Admiring the beautiful coloured houses of Hillgate Place

Ladbroke Square

Once again in the Notting Hill area, Ladbroke Square is the perfect street to go if you want to see some traditional British Victorian houses, which have become some of London’s famous icons.

The houses here fit exactly what I imagined London houses would look like before I moved here (and realised that the reality of the student housing I would be living in was very different).

With their white columns, exposed bricks and balconies they are exactly what you picture when you think of pretty London houses. The houses are lined up all around a small park called Ladbroke Gardens.

Click here to see the exact location.

Exploring Ladbroke Square and its iconic British Victorian houses
Exploring Ladbroke Square and its iconic British Victorian houses

Kensington Park Gardens

If Ladbroke Square didn’t quite fulfil your British Victorian house expectations, Kensington Park Gardens is sure to remedy that. It has similar grand architecture with the columns and balconies, but here the houses are completely white.

That adds an even more luxurious and Victorian vibe to the street. You can easily see many of these streets by following my Notting Hill walking route.

Get the exact location here.

Kensington Park Gardens, lined with beautiful white Victorian houses
Kensington Park Gardens, lined with beautiful white Victorian houses

Camden High Street

Camden High Street is a bit different from the other streets on this list. Unlike the others it isn’t characterised by pretty architecture or floral displays. Instead, it’s particularly famous for its whacky shop fronts and crazy vibe.

Camden Town has a very cool street food and souvenir market, selling all sorts of crazy things. But as you walk from Camden Town tube station, before reaching the market, you will walk along Camden High Street and its crazy decorations.

Some of the most recognisable ones are the dragon of the Max Orient Chinese restaurant, and the shoes of the next-door shoe shop. Camden High Street is different from the others but that doesn’t make it any less pretty.

See the exact location here.

The crazy shop fronts of Camden High Street
The crazy shop fronts of Camden High Street

Umbrella street in Camden Market

After admiring the whacky storefronts of Camden High Street it’s time to venture into Camden Market. Here you will find tasty street food and fun London souvenir stalls.

Deep in the “stables” of Camden Market you will find a street with loads of colourful umbrellas lining the ceiling. Pair that to the exposed bricks and colourful clothes stalls and you have a winner.

Click here for the exact location.

The colourful umbrella street in Camden Market
The colourful umbrella street in Camden Market

Chalcot Square Gardens

I recently walked past Chalcot Square Gardens and was honestly in awe at how beautiful the houses that lined this little park are. The houses here have the Victorian grandeur of South Kensington, but they have all been painted in pastel colours.

There were families with children playing in the gardens and it made me want to get a house there (maybe one day I’ll be able to afford it lol). With is tranquility and soft colours it’s without a doubt one of the prettiest streets in London.

This area is still somewhat of a Londoners local hidden gem. Compared to the streets of Notting Hill that everybody takes photos of, these streets are still very quiet.

Click here to see the exact location.

Some of the colourful houses in Chalcot Square Gardens
Some of the colourful houses in Chalcot Square Gardens

Chalcot Crescent

Chalcot Crescent is just round the corner from Chalcot Square Gardens and has a similar style, with the grand architecture and pastel colours. It reminded me of Notting Hill but without the tourist crowds.

The peculiarity of this road, beyond the beautiful houses, is that it’s crescent shaped, meaning you get a cool effect with the houses gradually turning and not being in a straight line.

From here you can also easily walk over to Regent’s Park and Primrose Hill, one of the best parks in London, as well as one of the best viewpoints in London and one of my personal favourite picnic spots.

See the exact location here.

Colourful houses in Chalcot Crescent
Colourful houses in Chalcot Crescent

Brick Lane

Ok maybe Brick Lane isn’t exactly “pretty”, but it’s definitely unconventional, a bit crazy and beautiful in its own way. Brick Lane is home to some of the coolest street art in London.

Shoreditch as a whole has a lot of cool street art. You can do your own Shoreditch street art walking tour to explore all the quirkiest and most unique graffiti pieces. There are also loads of cool cafes and restaurants around here.

So after you’ve snapped some pictures with the awesome graffiti, refill on the famous Brick Lane bagels or curries!

Some epic street art on Brick Lane
Some epic street art on Brick Lane
Some epic street art on Brick Lane
Some epic street art on Brick Lane

Cornwall Gardens

Let’s start with the premise that this whole area of London is beautiful. You could spend hours walking around South Kensington and find one beautiful street after the next.

Walking around this neighbourhood is actually one of my favourite walking routes in London.

Historically this is one of the richer and fanciest parts of London, and that’s reflected in the architecture and cleanliness of the streets. Here the beautiful British Victorian houses are even more grand and imposing.

Cornwall Gardens is one of the streets I found to be most impressive, but you will find pretty streets all around the area.

Some of the beautiful houses on Cornwall Gardens
Some of the beautiful houses on Cornwall Gardens

Final thoughts on London’s prettiest streets

And there you have it, the ultimate compilation of all the prettiest streets in London! Are there other streets in London you think should be on this list? Let me know in the comments below!

Every time I go for a walk around London I find new cute streets to add to this list. I hope you find this guide useful in planning your trip to London, and deciding which stunning streets you should visit!

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Collage of Notting Hill and Neal's Yard with text overlay saying "The 15 prettiest streets in London"

Collage of Notting Hill, Wardour Street and Neal's Yard with text overlay saying "The 15 prettiest streets in London"

17 thoughts on “The 20 Prettiest Streets In London

  1. Cristina says:

    This a great post! I love exploring the streets in London and I had no idea there were so many colourful streets. I definitely need to go to Neal’s Yard 🙂

  2. Valerie says:

    Your photos are so beautiful!
    I love London, each time I visit it’s like exploring a whole new city as each part is so different to the other. Last time I went, I spent quite some time in Chinatown and it felt as though I had left the UK altogether haha

    • gomoboni says:

      Thank you, glad you like my photos! Yes I know what you mean! It’s one of the things I love about London too, each area has its own very distinct atmosphere!

  3. Tina says:

    Loveee this! I always keep going back to London, and next time will be my first visit since starting my travel blog. Saving this guide for my next trip, it will be perfect! Makes it so much easier to arrange my mini photo shoots 🙂

    • gomoboni says:

      Haha yeah going back to somewhere you’ve already been before you started blogging is awesome, it’s easier and more fun to create content!

  4. Ophelie says:

    It’s so great that you have shared this list. I already knew a few of them but now I have new places to discover next time I will visit London! Thanks for all the info!

    • gomoboni says:

      Same! Just wandering around the streets of London is a fun activity in itself! The architecture is so beautiful 🙂

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