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7 of the Most Colourful London Streets

13th November 2015

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THE RESIDENTIAL RAINBOWS OF LONDON

One of the many questions I’m asked online is where I take my London street shots. So, I thought it was about time I shared a few of my favourite locations.

London is forever evolving and there are always new things to photograph, for example, this beauty I found a few weeks ago. I really enjoy seeing the way people express themselves through their homes, and painted houses and doors make for a cheerful neighbourhood. Now come with me and I’ll show you some of London’s prettiest streets.

KELLY STREET, NW1

First up is the adorable Kelly Street in Kentish Town. On a recent visit, I met one of the residents who was off to Oxford to visit his father. As we chatted it emerged that he had attended a school near my home and he told me that many years ago Dulux had shot an advert on the street and painted each house. It really is a magical corner of London and I particularly love this shot from above.

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CHALCOT CRESCENT, NW1

I have my niece to thank for finding this sugar-coated crescent because I watched her Paddington DVD and this is where it was filmed. If you haven’t seen the film it’s utterly delightful and certainly one to add to your list. I didn’t feel too guilty taking photos because I’m sure many Paddington fans make a pilgrimage to the crescent. And who can blame them?

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BYWATER STREET, SW3

In the late 1990’s, I lived on the corner of Jubilee Place and Kings Road. Just two streets away from this picturesque part of Chelsea. It was one of those places everyone wanted to visit when they came to stay and each morning I would look down the street and smile. It’s easily one of my favourite London streets and I happened to notice the lilac house recently sold for 2.5 million. It’s now available to rent for a mere £7,150 per calendar month!

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CHALCOT SQUARE, NW1

Chalcot Square is just a stone’s throw away from Chalcot Crescent and it really puts the glamour into painted houses. When I was last there, the residents were having a birthday party on the square complete with bunting and floral crockery. It looked like Britain’s version of Ramsay Street.

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DENBIGH TERRACE, W11

This street often pops up on my Instagram feed. Just off the bohemian Portobello Road, it’s a must-see if you’re in the area. My fondest memory is taking some shots with my mum the day we went to see Kate Bush in concert. My mum lived on nearby Pembridge Place when she first moved to London in her twenties.

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CONDUIT MEWS, W2

I stumbled upon these pretty mews houses only recently and I was excited to find some colour behind the red-brick streets of Paddington. When I worked on Marylebone High Street I used to dream of living in a London mews… and I still do.

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PORTOBELLO ROAD, W11

I couldn’t write a post about colourful London streets without including Portobello Road. There’s almost too much to see and photograph. And if you look down some of the side streets you’ll be confronted by a rainbow of colour. Each time I visit I find something new and it fills my colour loving heart with inspiration and happiness.

If you’d like to see more London streets do follow me on Instagram. I’m always finding new ones! For an extra dose of colour, I’ve also shared four of the most colourful collections of beach huts.

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you have a colourful day!

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30 Comments

  • Reply Katy 13th November 2015 at 8:43 am

    Seriously house envy right now. And is it sad that I now want to plan a trip to visit all of these?!

    • Candy Pop
      Reply Candy Pop 13th November 2015 at 9:24 am

      Thank you Katy, it’s not sad at all! x

  • Reply Amanda 13th November 2015 at 9:23 am

    I have mews filled dreams as well! x

    • Candy Pop
      Reply Candy Pop 13th November 2015 at 9:25 am

      Thanks Amanda. One day, maybe… x

  • Reply Alice 13th November 2015 at 10:46 am

    Love this – I used to live round the corner from Kelly St and walk past it every day on the way to work. It’s such a gorgeous street! x

    • Candy Pop
      Reply Candy Pop 13th November 2015 at 12:33 pm

      Thanks Alice, what a great place to live! x

  • Reply Daisy 13th November 2015 at 11:29 am

    So very pretty. Those pics of your Mum are amazing and do I see a resemblance in the younger pic!
    Xxxxx

    • Candy Pop
      Reply Candy Pop 13th November 2015 at 12:34 pm

      Thanks Daisy for stopping by, have a great weekend. x

  • Reply Claire (@Kurea_San) 13th November 2015 at 11:35 am

    Thanks for sharing your fav London streets. The crazy thing is that I lived on Westbourne Tce for about four years, and my flat literally overlooked Conduit Mews – but I never really noticed the colours. Kicking myself now for the hundreds of times I hurried past on my way home.
    Claire xx

    • Candy Pop
      Reply Candy Pop 13th November 2015 at 12:36 pm

      Thank you Claire.. I wonder if they were only recently painted? I’ve just discovered them so I’ve no idea! x

  • Reply Martha 13th November 2015 at 12:15 pm

    Brilliant collection of these colourful streets – thank you for sharing!

    • Candy Pop
      Reply Candy Pop 13th November 2015 at 12:36 pm

      You’re most welcome and thanks for visiting! x

  • Reply Christie 14th November 2015 at 12:19 pm

    We’ll be staying not far from Portobello Road (Lancaster Gate), so you’ve given me lots of goodies to look for!

    • Candy Pop
      Reply Candy Pop 15th November 2015 at 3:14 pm

      How exciting, you’re going to have a wonderful trip! x

  • Reply Véronique 14th November 2015 at 6:23 pm

    Thank you for this ride through the beautiful streets of London. It’s a great pleasure !
    Have a nice sunday !

    • Candy Pop
      Reply Candy Pop 15th November 2015 at 3:14 pm

      You’re most welcome, enjoy your day. x

  • Reply tinajo 15th November 2015 at 2:53 pm

    Love these; color makes me happy! 🙂

    • Candy Pop
      Reply Candy Pop 15th November 2015 at 3:14 pm

      Thank you for stopping by, have a great day. x

  • Reply Fritha Strickland 16th November 2015 at 9:36 am

    I LOVE this post, and will defo be coming back to it when I’m planning my next London trip. Such a brilliant idea, I should do one for Bristol! x

    • Candy Pop
      Reply Candy Pop 17th November 2015 at 12:52 pm

      Thank you Fritha! You should create one for Bristol and then I can go on a photo walk of the city! x

  • Reply Adele 16th November 2015 at 10:15 pm

    Wow! I never think of London as colourful so I’ve really enjoyed this post.

    • Candy Pop
      Reply Candy Pop 17th November 2015 at 12:53 pm

      Thanks so much Adele! x

  • Reply MIS PAPELICOS 18th November 2015 at 2:28 pm

    So glad to have found your blog

    • Candy Pop
      Reply Candy Pop 19th November 2015 at 7:30 am

      Hello and welcome! x

  • Reply Eva 19th November 2015 at 3:24 pm

    What a wonderfuls Streets and what a beautiful pictures ! Who said London is grey? I don’t know, anyway I find London is an amazing city and your pictures are stunning!

    • Candy Pop
      Reply Candy Pop 19th November 2015 at 4:51 pm

      Thank you Eva, there’s nothing grey about London! x

  • Reply Alison, Not Another Mummy Blog 4th January 2016 at 9:01 pm

    Love this post! I’ve been to a few of these, but going to bookmark this so I remember to seek out the rest!

    • Candy Pop
      Reply Candy Pop 6th January 2016 at 9:52 pm

      Thanks Alison!

  • Reply Kara Michael-Brown 21st March 2016 at 8:12 pm

    Thank you so much for this post! I’ve been researching what colourful places I could do shoots in Notting Hill but it never said what road. This helps A LOT!

    Kara Chelsie

    • Candy Pop
      Reply Candy Pop 21st March 2016 at 8:15 pm

      Thanks Kara, I’m pleased you enjoyed the post!

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