Seven of the most Colourful London Streets | | (photo of a London Mews)

The residential rainbows of London

London is forever evolving and there are always new things to photograph, for example, this beauty I found a few weeks ago. I enjoy seeing the way people express themselves through their homes. Painted houses and doors make for a cheerful neighbourhood!

Seven of the most Colourful London Streets | (Photo of Kelly Street, London)

Colourful London 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.

Seven of the most Colourful London Streets | (Photo of Chalcot Crescent, London)

Chalcot Crescent, NW1

I have my niece to thank for finding this sugar-coated crescent because she insisted I watched Paddington – 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!

Seven of the most Colourful London Streets | (Photo of Bywater Street, London)

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!

Seven of the most Colourful London Streets | (Photo of Chalcot Square, London)

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.

Seven of the most Colourful London Streets | (Photo of Denbigh Terrace, London

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.

Seven of the most Colourful London Streets | (Photo of Conduit Mews, London)

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.

Seven of the most Colourful London Streets | (Photo of Portobello Road, London)

Portobello Road, W11

I couldn’t write a post about colourful London streets without including Portobello Road. 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.

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