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London’s Best Ice Cream Parlours: What’s Open?

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With the weather heating up this summer, stay cool with a delicious and sweet ice cream from one of London’s finest ice cream shops, including a vegan cookie sandwich and a breakfast waffle cone. Wondering where to go for the best ice cream in London? Look no further…

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The Best Ice Cream in London

La Gelatiera

All shops open for takeaway

La Gelatiera Ice Cream

Young and fun La Gelatiera is one of London’s coolest ice cream shop. Everything is made on-site daily using only the freshest ingredients, this traditional-with-a-twist ice cream is the perfect way to cool down this summer. This is every gelato lover’s paradise, with flavours changing constantly, you won’t be short of choice. Did we mention they have a glass panel in the floor so you can sneak a peak at the kitchen in action downstairs?

Gelateria 3BIS

Open for takeaway

3bis icecream

3BIS’ passion for ice cream is clear to see. Their Borough Market shop is a true Italian taste heaven brought to us here in London. Quality of products, rich taste and passion are their unique ingredients. Each gelato is made from organic milk and high-quality Italian products such as Sicilian pistachio, hazelnuts from Piemonte, liquorice from Calabria and Pernigotti Cocoa. 3 BIS ice cream is made throughout the day in small batches so customers will always receive the finest and freshest product.


Open for takeaway & delivery

With their flavoursome ice-creams scooped into the shape of a rose, Amorino really know how to do ice-cream. Founded by childhood friends, Cristiano Sereni and Paolo Benassi, in the heart of Paris, Amorino exudes a Parisienne glamour. Using only the most natural and organic products from reputable suppliers, this is a great summer treat.

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Marine Ices

Now open: check their new opening hours

marine ice cream

In 1931 Marine Ices founder and gelato pioneer, Gaetano Mansi, opened his first ice cream parlour in Camden Town, North West London, with a desire to bring the indulgent taste of real Italian Gelato to discerning Londoners. Today it still retains its sterling reputation and great taste. With 24 unique flavours to choose from, Marine Ices brings you an indulgent taste sensation that is inimitably Italian and decadently delicious.

Ruby Violet

Tufnell Park & King’s Cross parlours are now open for medium pre-made tubs or order online

Ruby Violet Ice Cream Sandwich

If you are looking for ice cream with a wholesome and homely feel, then head to Tufnell Park and try Ruby Violet. With a truly British feel, Ruby Violet was born out of a love of ice cream and wish to create more natural ice creams and sorbets using properly sourced ingredients. With a range of flavours extending beyond the typical vanilla and chocolate, you will not be short of choice, from rhubarb and verjus, elderflower and prosecco, there is something unique for everyone. Be sure to try the watermelon and mint granita with gin, or one of their divine ice cream sandwiches for when you’re feeling naughty.

Cookies and Scream

Open from Friday – Sunday, 12-6pm for takeaway only

One of Camden’s best kept secrets, this multi-award-winning ice cream parlour is completely vegan and gluten free. With ice cream so delicious, you would never believe it’s vegan. Tucked away in the heart of the market, grab one as you wander around the various stalls. We love the cookie sandwich!


Now open everyday from 11am-9pm

Udderlicious Ice Cream

Already establishing a name for itself within the world of ice cream and waffle cones, Udderlicious is one impressive business.  With special focus on their ingredients, couple Raj and Raj wanted to ensure only organic milk from proper grass-eating cows was used. Travelling far and wide to ensure they learnt all they could about this delightful summer treat, they returned to London to create their dream. With a range of flavours, including the must-try Dark Chocolate and Sea Salt Sorbet, they have got something for everyone – Marmite and chocolate anyone? Vigorously tried and tested by the team themselves, we can guarantee it is udderly amazing.

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Now open Wed-Sun in the afternoons & available for delivery

Gelupo Ice Cream

Hidden away in the depths of Soho, this is another of London’s best-kept secrets. Gelupo is the creation of Bocca di Lupo owners Jacob Kennedy and Victor Hugo, who source the best ingredients from the local markets. Gelupo use traditional Gelato-making techniques from Italy to ensure their ice creams and sorbets are full of the most natural flavours. For example their Fresh Mint Stracciatella gelato tastes of the fresh mint you find in your garden, rather than the artificially sweet kind you find in breath mints, transforming the ice cream into a refreshing treat that leaves you wanting more. Full of flavour and love, this gelato is some of the yummiest in London. Check out their newest flavours for the month of October, created with some of Soho’s top chefs as part of the Global Gelato Series: Jinjuu (Korean-inspired green tea, red bean swirl and white chocolate covered crispies), Quo Vadis (Campari and grapefruit) and Ceviche (Cancha and salted dulche de leche).


Temporarily closed

yorica ice cream

Found in central Soho, Yorica brings us both delicious and free-from frozen yoghurt and ice cream. All recipes and ingredients are free from wheat, gluten, dairy, egg and are all 100% vegan-friendly. This unique company is thus perfect for everyone, so you can say goodbye to allergens, intolerance and even guilt. Choose your ice cream or fro yo flavour, then a topping (they really do have everything you can think of) – and if that doesn’t excite you enough they also make shakes, waffles and crepes. What more could you want?

Snowflake Gelato

Open for home delivery or collection in store

Snowflake take an artisan approach to gelato, made from 100% natural ingredients using organic Jersey milk and cream from Somerset, whilst combining traditional Italian techniques. The result? Ice cream that is rich, creamy and lovingly made. Anyone trying a Snowflake ice cream for the first time should try their Gelato Macaroons… tempting and delicious! There is no way you’ll be having just one.

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