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2018 has been a good year for London. Here are some of the city’s Instagram highlights.

You can also scroll through our Instagram page (@secret.london) to see the best of the rest.

In February, giant love hearts were floating around the city.

Photo: @akeem1013
Photo: @akeem1013

Eat your heart out, Paris. Read about the time London became the city of luuurve.

Photo: @bertseymour
Photo: @bertseymour

We also got a restaurant dedicated to avocado, which was pretty fantastic for the millennial community.

📸 by @eatnwanderlust
📸 by @eatnwanderlust

Here’s everything you need to know.

Then, as if by magic, London was covered in a beautiful blanket of snow.

Photo: @shotsdr
Photo: @shotsdr

Here’s a beautiful time-lapse of the city all dressed in white.

Photo: @eastlondonmornings
Photo: @eastlondonmornings

In March, a chilling installation outside Somerset House recreated pollution in five different cities.

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Discover how it worked here.

And Kew Gardens’ Victorian Glasshouse opened again in May, after five years.

Photo: @sh3rina_
Photo: @sh3rina_

Read all about it here.

April saw the arrival of a beautiful, sensory pop-up…

Photo: @bec.lam
Photo: @bec.lam

Sense of Space took over Exchange Square to offer a unique escape from the hustle and bustle. Find out more here.

…a beautiful Tracey Emin artwork at St Pancras International…

Photo: @benblaney
Photo: @benblaney

Read about ‘‘I Want My Time With You’ here.

…and Parliament Square’s first female statue!

Photo: @photo_fanatic5770
Photo: @photo_fanatic5770

On April 24, Westminster’s Parliament Square finally got its first statue commemorating a woman. A century after her efforts helped secure women the right to vote, Millicent Fawcett will have a statue in the traditionally male-dominated square. Find out more.

On May 19, Harry and Meghan tied the knot at Windsor Castle.

Photo: @kensingtonroyal
Photo: @kensingtonroyal

A huge, bright pink installation floated on the Serpentine.

Photo: @nleworks
Photo: @nleworks

Read about ‘The London Mastaba’ here.

And we saw the whole country come together, although, sadly, it didn’t come home.

Photo: Flat Iron Square
Photo: Flat Iron Square

In July, the RAF celebrated their 100th anniversary with an epic flypast over London.

Photo: @jake.fenton
Photo: @jake.fenton

Here are some more pictures that are just plane brilliant.

Amazingly, a huge crowdfunding appeal turned an idea for a Trump baby blimp into glorious orange reality in July.

Photo: @stephenferdinando
Photo: @stephenferdinando

We’ve also had some very Instagrammable new openings this year, including vegan restaurant Genesis

Photo: @mylifestylememoir
Photo: @mylifestylememoir

…and Mr Fogg’s House of Botanicals.

Photo: @angelacoomey
Photo: @angelacoomey

In September, an enormous inflatable Colourscape maze came to Clapham.

Photo: @kevin.jack
Photo: @kevin.jack

Learn more about the exhibition here.

Yayoi Kusama returned with another epic exhibition, which, of course, was plastered all over Instagram.

Photo: @tsedieh
Photo: @tsedieh

Find out what this one’s all about.

In October, a beautiful cascade of poppies spilled out of The Imperial War Museum.

Photo: @darcyascot
Photo: @darcyascot

11,000 poppies form ‘Weeping Window’, a fraction of the 888,246 originals, each one commemorating a British or Colonial life lost in WW1. Read more about the installation here.

It was also the month we saw giant Harry Potter wands shining on St Paul’s Cathedral.

Photo: @rachelmcrady
Photo: @rachelmcrady

They illuminated the city in the lead up to the new Fantastic Beasts film release. Read all about them here.

We had a particularly beautiful autumn this year…

Photo: @the_foodiediaries
Photo: @the_foodiediaries

Here are 18 photos of London looking awesome in the autumn.

Photo: @goizanehuarte
Photo: @goizanehuarte

At the beginning of November, SUSHISAMBA launched a second—and totally gorgeous—new restaurant in Covent Garden.

Photo: @bei.bei.wei
Photo: @bei.bei.wei

Here’s why you should visit.

Also in November, London got a pop-up dedicated entirely to selfie-taking, and it was an Instagrammer’s dream.

Photo: @miss.maz
Photo: @miss.maz

More about it here.

The Tower of London moat was filled with flames in honour of Remembrance Day.

Photo: @michyquiche
Photo: @michyquiche

Marking 100 years since the end of World War 1, the moat of the historic castle was filled with flickering torches, in a moving piece called ‘Beyond the Deepening Shadow.’ More about it here.

And Chiharu Shiota’s breathtaking work started filling our feeds.

Photo: @as_artjournal
Photo: @as_artjournal

Acclaimed Japanese artist Chiharu Shiota installed Me Somewhere Else at Blaine Southern in Mayfair, and it’s absolutely mesmerising. It’s free to visit until January 19 – here’s what it’s all about.

Hyde Park was taken over by tiny, festive doggos.

Photo: @tinotheminidachshund
Photo: @tinotheminidachshund

Hundreds of sausage dogs in Christmas jumpers gathered in Hyde Park in December, and they all looked absolutely dachshund in their festive wears. More pictures here.

And then things went from just a little bit sparkly…

Photo: @ibrandling
Photo: @ibrandling

…to festive AF.

Photo: @andreah1306
Photo: @andreah1306

Oh, and my favourite? My personal highlight of the year? These fabulously festive slugs.

Photo: @look_uplondon
Photo: @look_uplondon

Here’s to next year!

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