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 see and photograph. I love exploring and I especially enjoy seeing the way people express themselves through their homes. Today I’m sharing seven of the most colourful London streets because painted houses and doors make me smile!

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, he also 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 and 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 these photographs 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 on my way to work, I would look down the pastel-coloured 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 of the street 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. Lots of memories for us both.

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

Conduit Mews, W2

I stumbled upon these pretty mews houses on a recent trip to London. 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. It’s a vibrant place and if you look down the side streets, you’ll noticed lots of colourful homes. Each time I visit I discover something new!

If you’d like to see more London streets do follow me on Instagram. Thanks for stopping by, I hope you have a wonderful day!


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    Katy 13th November 2015 at 8:43 am - Reply

    Seriously house envy right now. And is it sad that I now want to plan a trip to visit all of these?!

    • Natasha
      Natasha 13th November 2015 at 9:24 am - Reply

      Thank you Katy, it’s not sad at all!

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    Amanda 13th November 2015 at 9:23 am - Reply

    I have mews filled dreams as well! x

    • Natasha
      Natasha 13th November 2015 at 9:25 am - Reply

      Thanks Amanda. One day, maybe…

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    Alice 13th November 2015 at 10:46 am - Reply

    Love this – I used to live round the corner from Kelly St and walk past it every day on the way to work. It’s such a gorgeous street! x

    • Natasha
      Natasha 13th November 2015 at 12:33 pm - Reply

      Thanks Alice, what a great place to live!

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    Daisy 13th November 2015 at 11:29 am - Reply

    So very pretty. Those pics of your Mum are amazing and do I see a resemblance in the younger pic!

    • Natasha
      Natasha 13th November 2015 at 12:34 pm - Reply

      Thanks Daisy for stopping by, have a great weekend.

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    Claire (@Kurea_San) 13th November 2015 at 11:35 am - Reply

    Thanks for sharing your fav London streets. The crazy thing is that I lived on Westbourne Tce for about four years, and my flat literally overlooked Conduit Mews – but I never really noticed the colours. Kicking myself now for the hundreds of times I hurried past on my way home.
    Claire xx

    • Natasha
      Natasha 13th November 2015 at 12:36 pm - Reply

      Thank you Claire.. I wonder if they were only recently painted? I’ve just discovered them so I’ve no idea!

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    Martha 13th November 2015 at 12:15 pm - Reply

    Brilliant collection of these colourful streets – thank you for sharing!

    • Natasha
      Natasha 13th November 2015 at 12:36 pm - Reply

      You’re most welcome and thanks for visiting!

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    Christie 14th November 2015 at 12:19 pm - Reply

    We’ll be staying not far from Portobello Road (Lancaster Gate), so you’ve given me lots of goodies to look for!

    • Natasha
      Natasha 15th November 2015 at 3:14 pm - Reply

      How exciting, you’re going to have a wonderful trip!

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    Véronique 14th November 2015 at 6:23 pm - Reply

    Thank you for this ride through the beautiful streets of London. It’s a great pleasure !
    Have a nice sunday !

    • Natasha
      Natasha 15th November 2015 at 3:14 pm - Reply

      You’re most welcome, enjoy your day.

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    tinajo 15th November 2015 at 2:53 pm - Reply

    Love these; color makes me happy! :-)

    • Natasha
      Natasha 15th November 2015 at 3:14 pm - Reply

      Thank you for stopping by, have a great day.

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    Fritha Strickland 16th November 2015 at 9:36 am - Reply

    I LOVE this post, and will defo be coming back to it when I’m planning my next London trip. Such a brilliant idea, I should do one for Bristol! x

    • Natasha
      Natasha 17th November 2015 at 12:52 pm - Reply

      Thank you Fritha! You should create one for Bristol and then I can go on a photo walk of the city!

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    Adele 16th November 2015 at 10:15 pm - Reply

    Wow! I never think of London as colourful so I’ve really enjoyed this post.

    • Natasha
      Natasha 17th November 2015 at 12:53 pm - Reply

      Thanks so much Adele!

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    MIS PAPELICOS 18th November 2015 at 2:28 pm - Reply

    So glad to have found your blog

    • Natasha
      Natasha 19th November 2015 at 7:30 am - Reply

      Hello and welcome!

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    Eva 19th November 2015 at 3:24 pm - Reply

    What a wonderfuls Streets and what a beautiful pictures ! Who said London is grey? I don’t know, anyway I find London is an amazing city and your pictures are stunning!

    • Natasha
      Natasha 19th November 2015 at 4:51 pm - Reply

      Thank you Eva, there’s nothing grey about London!

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    Alison, Not Another Mummy Blog 4th January 2016 at 9:01 pm - Reply

    Love this post! I’ve been to a few of these, but going to bookmark this so I remember to seek out the rest!

    • Natasha
      Natasha 6th January 2016 at 9:52 pm - Reply

      Thanks Alison!

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    Kara Michael-Brown 21st March 2016 at 8:12 pm - Reply

    Thank you so much for this post! I’ve been researching what colourful places I could do shoots in Notting Hill but it never said what road. This helps A LOT!

    Kara Chelsie

    • Natasha
      Natasha 21st March 2016 at 8:15 pm - Reply

      Thanks Kara, I’m pleased you enjoyed the post!

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    mill 31st May 2018 at 11:34 am - Reply

    im so glad to see thees wonerful sites of london it remined me by my best days of live when came from north africa from libya to study and live in london from 1977 untel 2003, thankyou so mutch CANDY POP for this wonderfull gift.

    • Natasha
      Natasha 31st May 2018 at 3:48 pm - Reply

      You’re welcome! I’m pleased you enjoyed your time in London. :)

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