It’s the colour of Percy Pigs, cosmopolitans and Kylie Jenner's hair circa 2017, and is likely sprawled all over your Insta feed. To help you get those grid snaps and stories in? We've found the pinkest places in London, from neon affirmations of girl power to brunch cafes. Barbie? Eat your heart out.
Flaunting beautiful shades of peach, rose and other pastel colours, Joia is a beaut pink-themed restaurant in London. Perfect for swanky date nights and birthday dinners, this gorgeous venue slings out scrumptious Portuguese plates such as chorizo ice cream. croquettes and Iberian pork cheeks, alongside signature cocktails. Our pick? The port negroni is a real winner.
The wife of Napoleon and France’s first official empress, Josephine de Beauharnais was a woman not to be trifled with. Inspired by her bad-ass attitude, Tonight Josephine Clapham is a pink bar in London, decked out with neon signs dedicated to female empowerment and a shiny, reflective dancefloor. Plus, this sassy queen also has outposts in Waterloo and Shoreditch.
If you’re on the hunt for the best pink places in London, then Mina’s is a bit of a no-brainer. Located in Knightsbridge, the venue showcases terracotta interiors, complete with beaut foliage and abstract artwork. Get stuck into £9 cocktails from 4pm to 7pm during the week or crack on with the most delicious Mediterranean dishes – think Greek-style chicken wings and bowls of lobster linguine.
A pink cafe on London's Oxford Street, as well as having a number of other locations across our capital, ELAN Café is a gorgeous coffee and brunch destination. Frequently named as one of the city's most Instagrammable spots, this beaut's floral arrangements could give Chelsea Flower Show a good run for their money. And for those really dedicated to getting their rose gold fix? There’s a selection of blush-tinged lattes and moreish slices of red velvet cake on offer.
Home to East London's cosiest pink booths, The Breakfast Club is the perfect place to get your day or night off to a top start. Fronting plates as enticing as the interiors, this Hoxton Square cutie is sorting you out with morning classics like pancakes, sandwiches and full Englishes. However, they're also adding a little extra spice to your standard brunch with quirky cocktails and craft beers.
With blush-coloured walls, ambient lighting, velvet-clad seating and gorgeous greenery, The Skinny Kitchen just had to make this list. Enjoy live entertainment and bottomless brunches at this restaurant and your Insta game will be on point. Settle into a lush booth at night while tucking into everything from chicken burgers and healthy poke bowls to padron peppers and fresh calamari.
With locations in Clapham Junction and Covent Garden, Blame Gloria is a snap-worthy shout for catch-ups and birthday celebrations. The floral haunt showcases rose-covered walls and pretty bathrooms to die for. And if that doesn't wet your whistle, the stunner has a roster of cool events to check out including their ABBA-themed bottomless brunch.
An ode to the OG girl bosses - Queen Victoria, we’re looking at you - Girlfriend is adorned with pastel pink walls and Renaissance paintings that have been given a spray paint makeover. In the heart of Clapham, this Insta-ready bar is serving up cocktails that are almost too pretty to drink. Looking to get the party started? Order a round of Girlfriends Just Wanna Have Fun, a potent concoction of pisco, passionfruit, apricot, lime and girlfriend proseccoot.
Nestled uniquely under railway arches in Brixton, Kricket is no ordinary hub. Step inside this pretty restaurant, where you'll be met with dusky pink features, leafy plants and wooden furnishings. It's not just a pretty face though, as there are also authentic Indian plates up for grabs. Our top pick? It has to be the spring vegetable pao bhaji with wild garlic butter.
Located in Peckham, L'Attitude is a pretty pink palace decked out with gorgeous greenery and pastel colours. The Insta-worthy haven flaunts authentic Dominican tacos, cassava croquttes and nachos, alongside Miami-inspired cocktails. Oh, and their salsa classes? They take place every Saturday, complete with Latin tunes and 2-4-1 on tequila cocktails.
Located down one of Soho’s bustling side streets, Simmons is a much-loved purveyor of uber-cheap tipples. Head here to bask in the neon lights, vintage gaming memorabilia and a giant glittering disco ball, while also enjoying their happy hour deals; think £15 boozy teapots and bottles of fizz for less than £20. On top of that, many of its sister bars across London are worth a look too.
Nestled close to St James' Park in Westminster, The Pem is home to some seriously stunning interiors. Think red and pink decor, plush velvet seating and low lighting, while serving a contemporary twist on fine dining from their a la carte and set menus. There's fresh seafood like smoked trout or Dorset crab, alongside roast venison, wild mushroom suet pudding and more. Even better, the female-heavy kitchen team at this venue is headed by Michelin-trained chef Laetizia Keating, with menus designed by the award-winning Sally Abe.
With pink terrazzo table tops and the tiled bar to match, The Rooftop At One Hundred Shoreditch goes for a slightly more subtle take on all things pink. The Californian-inspired menu even gets served on pretty pink plates, so you'll be sure to get your fill while taking snaps and enjoying panoramic views. Don't forget to ask the bartenders to rustle up a round of pineapple and coconut spritzes too - yum.
Oozing fancy-pants vibes, Annabel’s is the Mayfair private members club with perhaps the prettiest loos in the city. As it features hundreds of hand-blown Venetian glass petals (a bathroom essential, surely) and gorgeous crystal pink fittings, you’d be forgiven for forgoing the world-class a la carte menu and camping out in the ladies’ instead.
Once a magistrates court and police station, The Dixon Hotel is now a swanky venue and a must-visit for any fan of all things fuchsia. Their primary restaurant, Provisioners, offers a slice of California cool, with candy-coloured interiors, crushed velvet furnishings and low-hanging botanicals. While this place knows a thing or two about early morning avo on toast, it also transforms into a sultry space as dusk falls and the lights are dimmed.
Named after the feminine form of ‘Don’, Doña is Stoke Newington’s sultry, underground drinking den. Led by dynamic duo Thea Cumming (co-founder of London Mezcal Week) and Lucie Massey (the brains behind Slap Ya Papa), the menu here is made up exclusively of agave-based sips. Boasting ceilings adorned with flamingo-style feathers, cushy sofas and live DJs on the weekend, this place is giving us serious girls' night out vibes.
Selfridges' £300m investment in their London store also brought us Brasserie Of Light, the Instagrammable British restaurant decorated with a flying Pegasus and a gold-hued bar. So, where can you find your favourite colour? Check out the Barbiecore bathrooms for luxurious marble and floor to ceiling mirrors - perfect for filling your grid.
With locations in Belgravia and Chelsea, Peggy Porschen is a staple for those who love the SW life. The Belgravia parlour first opened in 2010, bringing a flower-covered entrance, sunny terrace and plenty of pink to the Grade II listed building. From breakfast and brunch through to afternoon tea, there's a range of meals to munch while taking in the original features. The highlights? Heart-covered red velvet cupcakes and forager’s toast (creamy mushrooms, poached egg, truffle and bacon on toasted brioche).