Big 7 Travel have hit the nail on the head with that statement, haven’t they? And, of course, they’ve ranked London as one of the most Instagrammable cities in the world for 2022, as it would be impossible not to.
On a list of 50 places, London has made the top 20, securing the title of 12th most Instagrammable place in the world, which is pretty good going when you look at the competition. After we’ve put our biases aside, that is.
London has grabbed its spot, not only due to the fact that every picture of it looks pretty damn amazing, but through a special scoring system. Big 7 Travel’s list is determined through analysing the number of hashtags per destination, results on survey on social media as well as trusty input from their editorial team.
As you might expect, the competition was pretty stiff — with London seeing off the beautiful Sydney, Australia (13) and Santorini, Greece (14); while narrowly being pipped to the post by Wadi Rum, Jordan (11) and Ha Long Bay, Vietnam.
Reigning victorious, however, was Singapore. Hailed for the “vibrant kaleidoscope of street art through Haji Lane” and colourful houses on Koon Seng Road, it’s safe to say that Secret London begrudgingly admit that the city-state are worthy winners.
London garnered 145 million photos with the tag #London on Instagram, and Big 7 Travel said: “From the opulence that pours out of Buckingham Palace to the iconic candy-coloured houses of Notting Hill and sweeping views from the London Eye; it’s no surprise that London is truly in a league of its own.
In addition to countless landmarks, there is also an infinite number of cafes, pubs and cosy eateries oozing with Londoner charm. Yes, we’re looking at you, EL&N and Churchill Arms.”
Most Instagrammable places in the world
2. Boracay, Philippines.
3. Oahu, Hawaii.
5. New York City, New York.
6. Banff, Canada.
7. Amalfi Coast, Italy.
8. Chicago, Illinois.
9. Lisbon, Portugal.
10. Ha Long Bay, Vietnam.
11. Wadi Rum, Jordan.
12. London, England.
13. Sydney, Australia.
14. Santorini, Greece.
15. Paris, France.