Local Lens: Exploring London’s East End with @chaiwalla

Since launching, we’ve seen the Instagram community share their local places with the rest of the world through Instagram and meetups. In this series, we let local Instagrammers show you their favorite places to shoot in their city. Explore more of London’s East end on the Columbia Road, Victoria Park and Hackney Wick location pages.

As our community of Instagrammers has grown and connected people across the globe, so too has our ability to share some of the personal, hidden and beautiful locations in our hometowns.

As part of a new series of local guides, London Instagrammer @chaiwalla shares his favorite places to Instagram in the UK capital, away from typical scenes of the Houses of Parliament and Buckingham Palace, in the city’s East end:

Victoria Park is a beautiful and tranquil escape from the bustle of the city. The greatest thing about paying regular visits here is that you get to capture the seasons changing—vibrant orange colours in autumn, blooming flowers in spring and clean white snow in a vast expanse in winter. If you’re very lucky, you may find atmospheric thick fog!

Columbia Road with its cobbled streets, decorative and colourful front doors, twee shop façades and its lively flower market make this place an absolute must visit if you’re out and about on a Sunday.”