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. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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 🙂

  5. 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.

  6. 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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