Scroll through any Londoner's Instagram feed – and many tourists' – and you'll probably spot a few familiar pics. From the view of Big Ben shot through the archway on the South Bank to the rounded dome of St Paul's Cathedral, Instagram has created a city iconography all of its own. In this series, blogger Flora Tonking will be showcasing those classic London Instagram shots, and also sharing some of her favourite unique takes on them.
This post, we're mooching along the Regents Canal.
The classic shot
Running from Paddington in the west to Limehouse and the Thames in the east, the Regents Canal is a relic of London's industrial past. Until the faster and more efficient railway took over, the canal carried many tonnes of building materials to London's growing areas and coal to its factories. Today, it's a place for houseboats, waterfowl, cute canalside cafes and graffiti-tagged bridges. Come take an Instagram stroll with us along the canal and see for yourself...
Here are 15 alternative takes...
1. Through the keyhole
2. Under the bridge
3. Great balls of fire
4. Boat's eye view
5. Messing about in boats
6. A little canal-side art
7. Hey, you guys!
8. Boat crew stand-off
9. If Kermit had a canal boat...
10. Water bird
12. Amy, Amy, Amy
13. Those pesky Pokémon get everywhere