Who doesn’t love ice cream? Especially now the temperatures are rising! Here in London think big, colourful and all kinds of tasty trends when it comes to ice cream. Our selection of some of the very best ice cream parlours in London is here to keep you cool and keep your Instagram game perfectly on point this summer. Go on, have a try!
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1 West Park Walk, East Village, Stratford, E20 1DH
Monday- Friday, 1pm- 7pm
La Gelatiera claims to be ‘home to London’s finest artisan gelato’, and we certainly wouldn’t argue with that. Their ice cream is a stroke of craftsmanship and as fresh as it gets. The guys at La Gelatiera pick only seasonal ingredients to create unique tastes, with all gelato made daily on the premises in small batches – so you can be assured there is no lack in quality here! La Gelatiera recently teamed up with Crate Brewery, Hackney Wick, to create an American Nut Sorbet for #NationalBeerDay. These guys know how to stay on trend with their incredible flavours!
Borough Market, 4 Park Street, SE1 9AB
Monday- Saturday, 9am-8pm
Another great gelato place, located inside the vibrant Borough Market, 3BIS brings you the true Italian taste. The team use fresh, high quality Italian and British ingredients which compliment each other to make rich and unique tastes. Here they are truly passionate about their gelato and make a fresh batch every day. So, if you fancy a more sophisticated ice cream, head here for the perfect treat.
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Chin Chin Labs
49-50 Camden Lock, Place, NW1 8AF
There is nothing boring about this place, at Chin Chin Labs they throw the meaning of traditional out of the window when it comes to curating their ice creams! From the presentation of their scoops to their use of unlikely ingredients; not only will the little ones love this place, you will too! The ice creams here are certainly picture-worthy, with their bright colours which scream delicious flavour. Don’t be surprised if you find a queue at this place!
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La Grotta Ices
5 Voyager Estate South, Spa Road, SE16 4RP
Saturdays 9am-2pm (weather permitting)
This one’s a Saturday special! For those who prefer to delve into organic ingredients, you can expect delightfully fruity concoctions from La Grotta Ices; Tropical Tree Tomato, Kiwi and Lime, Saffron Honey Custard and Cinnamon Rice. If Saturday is too long to wait, you can pick up La Grotta’s gorgeous frozen goods all year round in tubs sold at Leila’s Shop, E2 and General Store, SE15.
562-564 Kingsland Road, E8 4AH
Just around the corner from Dalston Junction Overground, you will find an ice cream café sticking out like a sore thumb. It looks more like a night club than a parlour but who’s to say that doesn’t work? Creams serve up an assortment of puddings from gelatos to crepes, waffles and sundaes, but you may need more than one mouth to finish these fantastical cups of goodness. With flavours such as The Sundae of Oreo Cookies to The Great Knickerbocker Glory, you will be truly spoilt for choice!
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