I’m obsessed with doors. Everywhere I go in London the doors I come across represent the undiscovered. I wonder what’s behind them and what stories they would reveal if opened. I’ve been sharing a lot of photos of doors on Instagram lately, and from the comments it seems many others share my passion. As such, today I bring you the prettiest doors in London.
Prettiest Doors in London
I’ve found these doors all over the city, from Greenwich in the east to Chiswick in the west. They’ve caught my eye as I’ve wandered London’s side streets, whether for their colors, details, or adornments.
Colorful Doors in London
For me, the prettiest doors in London are the brightest. Yellow, blue, or pink, I love a colorful door. These two in Ladbroke Grove‘s Golborne Mews check that box perfectly.
I also love this pink one in De Beauvoir Town.
And this blue one on Royal Hill in Greenwich.
Speaking of blue, this one just off Earls Court Road is lovely in the springtime.
Beyond the doors themselves, I like how this red one near Brick Lane in Spitalfields spreads its color all over the building.
And how this yellow one just off the King’s Road in Chelsea plays with contrasts.
Twin Doors in London
It’s not just single doors, either. I’m always impressed when I see neighbors painting their doors bright colors, and I’ve long admired these twins in Hampstead.
Their counterparts by Fuller’s Brewery in Chiswick make me happy, too.
I smiled when I stumbled upon “his” and “hers” doors in King’s Cross.
And when I discovered these on a side street in Kentish Town.
Delightfully Overgrown Doors in London
Some doors aren’t just painted, they’re also hiding under gardens with imperial overstretch. This one on Hampstead’s Well Walk always makes me smile (and wonder how the residents open it).
I could stare at this one Kensington‘s Kynance Mews all autumn.
And in spring, I go out of my way to walk by this one on Abingdon Road in Kensington.
Detailed Doors in London
Beyond gardens, some of the prettiest doors in London are those adorned with details. I’m always delighted when I take the time to look out for them. Like when I caught a glimpse of the scissors on this door knocker on St Luke’s Road in Notting Hill.
Or when I noticed the saying on this door in St Luke’s Mews nearby.
And my face lit up when I first came across the ironwork on this door on Kensington’s Canning Place.
Garage Doors in London
It’s not just front doors, though. Londoners have gotten creative with their garage doors, too. I love these green ones in Battersea, and how they look under the foliage.
And that’s to say nothing of these purple ones in South Kensington‘s Dove Mews.
But I think these patriotic garage doors in nearby Cranley Mews are the best.
Business Doors in London
Beyond homeowners, London businesses are having fun with their doors. My favorite is the flower-garlanded entrance to Peggy Porschen in Belgravia.
And I admire the work that went into this colorful facade in Marylebone.
Over in Shoreditch, I smiled when I walked into The Crown and Shuttle’s beer garden to find this one staged to perfection.
But if I had to give an award for the prettiest door in London, it would be this one in Pimlico. I bet it would reveal some lovely secrets.
How about you? What do you think are the prettiest doors in London?