London’s most colourful streets

London’s most colourful streets are always guaranteed to bring a smile to my face. From gentle pastels hues to rainbow brights, colour-coordinated flower baskets, and contrasting front doors. I can’t get enough. I instantly ponder about which house I’d choose (usually mint green or pink), whether you have to get permission to repaint it to another colour and the stories of the lucky residents behind those closed doors.

I’ve been feeling a bit tired and grumpy this week, so in a bid to perk myself up for my birthday weekend coming up I’m sharing the most colourful streets I’ve found in London so far. Let me know if there’s any I should add!

B Y W A T E R  S T R E E T,  C H E L S E A


Where fashion bloggers and Instagrammers clash. They’re in the way of a clear shot, you’re hovering in their background. No wonder it’s a hot spot though with both sides of the street sporting a range of colours.


G O D F R E Y  S T R E E T,  C H E L S E A


A rainbow-coloured street just a short walk from Sloane Square.

S T  D I O N I S  R O A D,  P A R S O N S  G R E E N 


I was meeting a friend for dinner in Parsons Green recently and I knew (from Instagram) that it had some pretty streets. One way or the other (read – 30 minutes searching Google maps and #parsonsgreen ) I eventually found this gem. The whole street, and surrounding streets for that matter, are lovely but of course I was instantly drawn to this bit. Pastel perfection.

H I L L G A T E  P L A C E,  N O T T I N G  H I L L 


Talking about pastel perfection, tucked behind Notting Hill Gate station you’ll find one of the prettiest neighbourhoods in London. I could spend hours wandering this small part of town.

C O N D U I T  M E W S,  P A D D I N G T O N


If I need to stretch my legs and get a lunchtime colour fix I head to Conduit Mews, which is less than a 10 minute walk from the office. I’m yet to get a great street shot because the best side sits in shade around lunchtime but these are my favourite houses.


(Spot the blogger! 😉 )

K E L L Y  S T R E E T,  K E N T I S H  T O W N


West London isn’t the only place to spruce up its streets with a lick of colourful paint, North London has its very own Instagram worthy houses too.

C H A L C O T  S Q U A R E,  P R I M R O S E  H I L L


The most famous of them all. If you’ve seen the Paddington movie you might just recognise this colourful curve of houses.


(Nearby Chalcot Square will bring a smile to your face too.)

I’ll add to the post as I find new places so if you’re a colour magpie like me, check back or pin this!


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Do you have a favourite colourful street in London or any other city?




    • ThisCityLifeLondon
      September 13, 2016 / 6:00 am

      It certainly is! Irresistible to photograph too! 🙂

  1. Shirin
    October 18, 2016 / 3:32 am

    Are the first two pictures of Bywater street Chelsea? Irresistible indeed!

    • ThisCityLifeLondon
      October 18, 2016 / 6:00 am

      They are! I can’t believe I’d never noticed the street before after having been to Kings Road so many times.