If you follow me on Instagram, you’ll know that I love photographing London’s side streets. From the mews in Kensington to the cobbled lanes in Hampstead, I can’t get enough of the city’s quiet corners. And since I know a lot of people like exploring them as much as I do, today I bring you my guide to the prettiest streets in London.

Prettiest Streets in London

Prettiest Streets in London

These 7 streets are worth a special detour. From their colorful houses to their overgrown hedges, they reveal a different side of London from the busy thoroughfares and iconic landmarks.

St Luke's Mews, London

Kynance Mews

Kensington‘s Kynance Mews might be the most beautiful side street in London. Known for its grand arched entrances, picture-pretty houses, spring wisteria, and autumn leaves, it has a magic that enchants locals and visitors alike.

Kynance Mews, London

St Luke’s Mews

Rivaling Kynance Mews in beauty, Notting Hill’s St Luke’s Mews is famous for its appearance in Love Actually. Filled with pretty pink houses, lovely doors, and overgrown facades, this street is a favorite of many London photographers.

St Luke's Mews, London

Elm Row

It’s hard to choose which parts of Hampstead to include in a blog post about the prettiest streets in London. The neighborhood is so lovely that every street could qualify.

Elm Row, London

But Elm Row is particularly worth exploring. The post box at the entrance, the giant tree that arches over the street, and the brick houses with their double doors make it feel like it’s in a storybook village.

Elm Row, London

Mansfield Place

And that’s to say nothing of Mansfield Place. Just down the road from Elm Row, this skinny street is one of the most unique in London. Moss-covered fences line a tiny sliver for visitors to explore, adding charm and inviting adventure.

Mansfield Place, London

Dove Mews

No list of the prettiest streets in London would be complete without the mention of at least one road in South Kensington. While there are a lot to choose from, my favorite is Dove Mews. Colorful doors and a stairway to heaven are just two of the reasons to love this secret little place.

Dove Mews, London

Lancaster Road

The rainbow-colored houses on Notting Hill’s Lancaster Road always put a smile on my face. This famous row shows off the neighborhood’s signature hues at their best.

Lancaster Road, London

Chalcot Square

Up in Primrose Hill, Chalcot Square not only features pretty pastel homes, but also a peaceful garden. Walking around it is like being in a dream.

Chalcot Square, London

How about you? Where have you found the prettiest streets in London?

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20 Comments on Lady Reveals the Prettiest Streets in London

  1. Miranda | Miranda's Notebook
    October 24, 2016 at 8:25 am (5 months ago)

    I so agree that everywhere in Hampstead is picture-postcard pretty. This is such a lovely list – I’m definitely bookmarking it! Miranda xxx

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    • A Lady in London
      October 24, 2016 at 9:28 am (5 months ago)

      I’m glad you think so. Hampstead is such a gem!

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  2. nora
    October 24, 2016 at 11:29 pm (5 months ago)

    Oh I love the mews and the colourful houses in Notting Hill but I think Fournier Street and Princelet Street have my heart, I can’t resist an old Georgian street <3

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    • A Lady in London
      October 25, 2016 at 5:25 am (5 months ago)

      Good ones! Those streets are so fun to explore.

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  3. Marina Mršić
    October 25, 2016 at 12:27 pm (5 months ago)

    So, so, so beautiful, I’m amazed. Definitely will visit all of these when I come to London. Lancaster Road totally won my heart! =)
    Tnx for sharing this,
    greetings from Croatia. <3

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    • A Lady in London
      October 26, 2016 at 4:15 am (5 months ago)

      Nice! Enjoy exploring. Lancaster Road is a lot of fun!

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  4. Clazz - An Orcadian Abroad
    October 25, 2016 at 3:17 pm (5 months ago)

    Awesome list! I’ll have to check some of these out next time I’m down that way. 🙂

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  5. cat
    October 26, 2016 at 8:06 pm (5 months ago)

    i remember I commented someone on instagram asking where was this place (the second picture) and they just told me it was in notting hill. thanks to you now I know where to go and to even explore more.

    Like i’ve been twice to notting hill but never happened thereXD i love how london always surprises me with new spots.

    xx from italy

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    • A Lady in London
      October 27, 2016 at 7:00 am (5 months ago)

      I’m glad my blog post has helped you! I hope you enjoy exploring.

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  6. Brittany from Boston
    October 28, 2016 at 1:28 am (5 months ago)

    Oh these homes are so pretty! Imagine living in one of these! Until that imaginary day I’ll settle for admiring them from outside 🙂

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  7. Mike
    October 30, 2016 at 4:15 am (5 months ago)

    Hi Julie! I watched the Bourdain CNN show about London the other night and it sure did make me think of you! The streets was something that was mentioned with the age of the country and city. This is was a fun post to read along with your photos! Kynance Mews was my favorite here 🙂

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    • A Lady in London
      October 30, 2016 at 7:21 pm (5 months ago)

      That’s great! Kynance Mews is so lovely.

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  8. Dannielle
    November 3, 2016 at 1:08 pm (5 months ago)

    You always get the best photos of houses, this is why, you know where the best streets are! haha. I found some pretty houses taking a back way from the national history museum to Harrods and I was like, I think this is where bloggers take photos! My bf thought I was nuts.

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    • A Lady in London
      November 3, 2016 at 1:44 pm (5 months ago)

      Yeah, there are some great streets around that area! Glad you like exploring them, too.

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  9. Mari
    November 4, 2016 at 6:50 pm (5 months ago)

    Hi Julie! these homes are so pretty!Congratulation for the article, thank you

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  10. Kim Carter
    January 4, 2017 at 9:39 am (3 months ago)

    Hi Julie,
    I was in London last October and saw some of the streets in your article, but looks like there are many more to explore! Thanks for writing such a great and helpful story for those of us who are interested in London’s hidden gems.

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    • A Lady in London
      January 4, 2017 at 10:35 am (3 months ago)

      You’re welcome! I hope you have fun exploring more on your next visit.

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