6 Places in Nottingham to Get a Perfect Instagram Photo

Words: Krishita Kandoi
Photos: Krishita Kandoi
Friday 29 September 2023
reading time: min, words

POV: You want to upload an aesthetic image to Instagram, but you don’t know where to take it. Don’t worry, we’re here to help. Here is a list of six places in Nottingham to get that perfect Instagram shot…

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Neon Wolf

Neon Wolf is an independent tattoo studio along Derby Road with a very 1980s-esque aesthetic, with bright pink neon-lit walls which add balance to the otherwise darker aesthetic of the studio. To add to the allure, they have a mystery tattoo gumball machine, a secret VIP room, and lifesize Nintendo Gameboys with over 2000 games to play. Despite all of that, the most Instagrammed spot in the studio is in fact their toilets! 

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Cobden Chambers

Home to some of Nottingham’s best independent creatives and businesses, Cobden Chambers can be found in one of the city’s secret alleyways near The Bodega. The space offers rustic and grunge looking seats as well as pastel coloured doors and walls as backgrounds. The spaces inside The Hungry Ghost Art Space offer a fun and funky aesthetic, making it a perfect spot, no matter which aesthetic you’re after. 

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Lillie Langtry’s

Situated opposite The Theatre Royal, the pub is named after a British actress-socialite of the late-1800s. The location is perfect for an Instagram photo, especially if you are looking for a place to grab a pint as well. The bright blue artwork and the flowers will add a wonderful pop of colour to your images. 

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St. Mary’s Church

With colourful painted windows and high ceilings, this church is the oldest Parish church in Nottingham. Situated in the heart of Lace Market, it now hosts several flea markets, concerts and public performances throughout the year. The low indoor lighting will add a bit of a dark academia vibe to all pictures. 

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Sky Mirror

Commissioned by one of the UK's most well-known theatres, the Nottingham Playhouse, this art installation stands proudly opposite the entrance. Made by artist Anish Kapoor, the six-metre wide concave dish is an interesting spot to take those mirror pictures that you can probably see littered across your feed. 

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Five Leaves Bookshop

A perfect spot for your next Bookstagram post, Five Leaves Bookshop is a quaint little store in an alleyway opposite the Nottingham Tourist Centre. The store specialises in independent publications, while the alley outside the bookshop has images of their past events on an exposed brick wall, pretty plants and great lighting. 

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