9 Most Instagramable spots on the Square

Posted on Apr 25 2019 - 5:00am by Annie Sharp

Double Decker Festival is here, but did it really happen if it isn’t on Instagram? Luckily for you, online editor Annie Sharp put together a few suggestions of places to snap a pic to show off your weekend look and keep your ‘gram looking premium.

Square Books orange wall and stairs

This staircase is an influencer magnet. Wear a color that pops, so when you are against the orange wall, you will shine. This spot is ready for you to take a full body, or even, if you are feeling brave, a close-up. Play around with the stairs or, if you dare, use the street view. With Double Decker fully on display, you are bound to get some quality content.

Photo by Reed Jones.

Possible caption:

“Whoever said orange is the new pink was seriously disturbed.”

Tallahatchie Brick Staircase

This location is tucked away from the crowds, so you don’t have to rely on Photoshop to edit unwanted people out of your premium photo. Plus, who doesn’t love to play around on a staircase during a photoshoot? You can sit, lean on the railing or stand to show off your entire outfit. The possibilities are endless!

Photo by Grace Marion.

Telephone booth

Sometimes being basic just feels right, and this is one of those times. Not every school has a red telephone booth straight out of England, so for your followers’ sake, use it.

Photo by Reed Jones.

Possible captions:

“It’s London Calling again!”

“Operator, I’d like to place a call to the Queen.”

“Get the Oxford look #maybeshesbornwithit”

“Reality called, so I hung up.”

Rooftop of the Graduate Oxford

If you are going to do this, you have to commit. Take the picture as the sun is not quite setting but about to, precisely between 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., also known as “Golden Hour.”

Photo by Dylan Smith.

Rooster’s Balcony

Not just any spot up there, either. Turn right immediately when you get up the stairs, and face toward the bar so the Square can be your flawless backdrop. With the white courthouse behind you and the bright blue sky contrasting with the red brick of Oxford City Hall, you are guaranteed to break the internet.

Photo by Katherine Butler

Bouré Balcony

Just like the Rooster’s balcony, if the sun is shining, you really cannot go wrong with this location. Get up there, order some food and start snapping pictures.

Photo by Grace Marion.

Funky’s Pizza & Daiquiri Bar

When the sun goes down, it’s best to move your modeling session inside, and the best place to do this is definitely Funky’s. Get yourself a colorful daiquiri and pose like your life depends on it.

Photo by Katherine Butler

Possible Captions:

“Negative funds, positive vibes”

“Double Decker @ the happiest place on earth”

*if it rains* “When it rains, I pour.”

Sidewalk View

If you want to take a picture that shows off the unbeatable small-town vibes that the Square gives off, this is the best place to do it. Round Table and My Favorite Shoes are painted such a vibrant blue that it will brighten your picture and you, and everyone looks good in blue.

Photo by Katherine Butler.

Classic Courthouse Picture

Oxford isn’t Oxford without the Square, so this picture is a must, especially during Double Decker. You will be able to see all the festivities going on behind you, which will make for the perfect backdrop. If you are feeling adventurous, throw a prop in the picture. Food, art, maybe a cute drink? Just be creative.

Photo by Reed Jones.

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