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7 top Instagrammable spots in Leicester Square

Want to spruce up your Instagram this summer? Here’s our quick guide to seven top spots in Leicester Square where you can do it for the gram.

29/03/2019 - 30/04/2019

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Want to spruce up your Instagram this summer?


Leicester Square is home to many top Instagram worthy hot-spots. But do you know where they are?

If you check our social media feeds, you’ll find a few. From foodie favourites to our lush green gardens and water fountain, we have it all.

So perhaps your looking for a little guidance on where you can snap up a picture with a unique angel? Or, maybe you’re just looking for a restaurant to enjoy the best of Leicester Square’s delicious dishes with your friends or family?

Whatever you’re looking for, here’s our quick guide to make sure you get exactly what you’re looking for.

1. ODEON Luxe Leicester Square


The newly renovated ODEON Luxe Leicester Square cinema is a must-see.

Watching the next big blockbuster bonanza will never be the same once you’ve experienced it here.

Check out the Oscar’s Bar, named after the founder of ODEON cinemas, Oscar Deutsch. With floor to ceiling glass windows providing the best back drop of the lush, green gardens of Leicester Square, there’s a photo moment waiting for you here.

The main theatre room shows off the original art-deco style interiors beautifully. The ‘Flying Ladies’ have now been lovingly restored. Positioned as if they are leaping into the light emitted by the magnificent cinema screen, they welcome a post on Instagram.

So, get your cameras at the ready as this is a top Instagram spot.

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2. The gateway to Chinatown


The Chinatown gate on Wardour Street, next to the W London Hotel, is another ultimate Instagrammable hot spot.

Did you know this gate is the largest one of only four in the whole of the UK?

The impressive structure was officially opened by the President of China, Xi Jinping. So, this is a must-see monument only seconds away from Leicester Square.

Gates like this are usually reserved for Royal palaces in China and so are made with meticulous care. All the wood used to create the gate is sourced from one mountainous area in Beijing, making this an extremely special structure.

Plus, the style is traditional with three tiers and two pillars and is from a unique Ching Dynasty design, including a golden dragon and the decorations embellished with 999 gold foil (the highest quality gold leaf available).

Need another reason to snap up a pic with this ultimate gem?

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3. Leicester Square Kitchen


Another favourite is Leicester Square Kitchen, adding a sprinkle of South American flavour to your eating out menu.

Have you seen the hand-painted mural of Dragon-fly wings? It’s positioned perfectly to warrant an Instagram opportunity!

What’s more, Leicester Square Kitchen always host exciting seasonal events and themed weekday treats, giving you the ultimate reason to visit. Weekly events range from Taco Tuesdays, Afternoon Tea’s and Frida Khalo’s Weekend Brunch.

So, sip on signature cocktails and sample delicious small plates, all of which are 100% photo-worthy.

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4. MOD Pizza


But, maybe you’re ready to be MOD-ified.

MOD Pizza is another place you’d probably not expect to see on this list. It’s worthy for sure. If you don’t trust us, you might trust their 11.3k followers on Instagram.

Pop in store and get your specially made pizza. Choose from a range of colourful toppings and let the team pop your pizza in the wood-fire pizza oven. As it rises from the flames, your delicious dish will be ready soon and present the perfect picture moment.

So, position your plate at one of MOD’s quirky tables and get sharing your snaps.

And before you venture off, remember to sign your name on the MOD sticker wall – another ‘gram-worthy spot.

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5. Hotel Indigo 1 Leicester Square


Perhaps you fancy a little bit of glamour?

Mirroring the glamour of 1920s era, Hotel Indigo, 1 Leicester Square is a one-of-a-kind location. Head to the ninth-floor hotel bar to enjoy the only panoramic London landscape views in Leicester Square.

Not just for hotel quests, anyone can visit. Simply walk into the hotel reception and take the lift to the ninth-floor.

Stunning art-deco interiors take you to another world. The varying patterns, mirrors, marble and all essential mood lighting, make this place perfect for any wondering photographer.

It really is a unique vantage point, overlooking the bustling streets of the square below. If there’s a film premiere in town, you’ll get a great view from here.

Lastly, don’t forget the epic city-scape view where you can snap up sun sets whilst enjoying a delightful menu and a beverage or two.

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6. W London and The Perception Bar


Don’t worry, we haven’t forgotten about this ultimate Instagram hot-spot.

The W outside the W London Hotel is of course a gram worthy moment. When we the last time you checked it out?

Changing colour throughout night, the W is a statement feature. Last Spring/Summer the W turned into a blooming marvellous Instagram moment. Did you see it?

That’s all before you even walked through the doors. Head up to The Perception Bar to uncover more beautiful back drops and London’s largest glitter ball with 17,000 tiny mirrors.

Whatever you do, there’s plenty of angels to snap up the perfect picture at The Perception Bar. So, don’t miss out and do your gram a favour!

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7. Leicester Square Gardens


Of course, we couldn’t miss the glorious green space available in Leicester Square from our list.

The lush, green grass adds a touch of colour to the heart of London’s city centre.

A statue of William Shakespeare stands proudly in the centre of all the action, surrounded by one of London’s few fully functioning water-fountains. An ode to the history of the square and a perfect picture backdrop.

So, why not be a part of digital history?

Take your snaps and share on your social channels today.

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It doesn't have to end here


What we’re alluding to here, is the fact that Leicester Square is overall one hell of an instagrammable spot. Our list really could go on and on. We’ve touched on a few and we’ll write about this topic again shortly.

But, if you want to find out more about what’s going on in Leicester Square right now, head to our What’s on page.

Whatever you decide to do on your visit, we’d like to see! So, don’t forget to tag us in your pictures, @DiscoverLSQ. We’d love reposting your images too. So, if you want to see your images featuring in our feeds remember to use #DiscoverLSQ.

Happy snapping everyone! 🙂