Is your sweet-tooth screaming for some ice cream in London's city centre? Well luckily for you (and your sweet-tooth) the city of London is packed full of ice cream parlours, gelatarias, and even sweet shops offering unique and mouth-watering flavours by the scoop.

Of course you could pop into any ol' ice cream shop serving delicious ice cream, sorbet and gelato, but there's certain spots in central London that stand out above the rest - especially where desserty delicacies are concerned.

If you're hoping to sample some of the best ice cream flavours in London but don't feel like venturing outside of the city centre to do so, here are some of the many top-rated spots to find the best ice cream in central London.


Address: 30-32 Fouberts Place (Nearest station: Oxford Circus)

Opening times: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. (Monday to Saturday) 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. (Sundays)

Choccywoccydoodah (try saying that ten times) has been making waves (or scoops?) in London's foodie community for quite some time now thanks to their jaw-dropping cake creations and chocolates formed in the shapes of animals - but the deliciousness doesn't just stop there.

Originally based out of Brighton, this chocolaterie offers chocolate slabs, chocolate cakes, chocolate decorations, chocolate coatings, chocolate gifts...pretty much anything and everything chocolate you can imagine. So you can bet that their chocolatey sundaes are treats to die for. (Plus the chefs use "super secret" recipes that have been passed down through three generations!)

What to try: The Choccywoccydoodah Sundae, Chocolate Caramel Brownie Sundae, Strawberry Sundae and Banana Split


Address: 7 Garrick Street (Nearest station: Leicester Square or Covent Garden)

Opening times: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. (Monday to Saturday) 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. (Sundays)

With locations in Soho, Chelsea, Islington, Westfield Stratford, Charing Cross, Notting Hill, Camden....the list of Amorino locations could go on and on. But it's this Covent Garden spot that is about as central as it gets.

Not just limited to ice cream, visitors can also sip on espressos, hot chocolate and frappes, or even indulge in a waffle and crepe if they so please. But Amorino's main selling point is the fact that staff members are able to form the shape of your ice cream scoop into the shape of a flower - which will certainly give your social media followers something to drool and "like" all over!

What to try: Blueberry Cheesecake, Organic Green Detox Sorbet, Pistachio, Deep Velvet Chocolate

La Gelatiera

Address: 27 New Row, Covent Garden (Nearest station: Leicester Square)

Opening times: 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. (Sunday to Thursday), 11 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. (Fridays and Saturdays)

You don't need to be a gelato specialist to see what the La Gelatiera fuss is all about; (they've won multiple awards for their savoury sweets, after all) Not only that, their Hazelnut Gelato and Sicilian Pistachio sorbet flavours have earned spots on the Top 50 list of all 10,000 products entered at the Great Taste Awards, so obviously sampling these flavours is a must.

Their yummy gelato is made from 100% natural ingredients without any additives or preservatives, plus a lot of their items are low in fat (which we all know is a heaven-send for all you ice cream lovers out there). Plus they offer some of the most unusual ice cream flavours in the city - and possibly even the world! (Basil and rosemary ice cream anyone?)

What to try: Roasted Peanut Butter Caramel and Chocolate, Honey Rosemary, Orange Zest and Salted Caramel

Snowflake Luxury Gelato

Address: 102 Wardour Street (Nearest station: Tottenham Court Road)

Opening times: 12 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. (Sunday to Thursday), 12 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. (Fridays and Saturdays)

Hand-crafted and made with love, this spot prides themselves in working with only 100% natural and locally-sourced ingredients like Jersey milk and Somerset cream coming directly from British farmers, and nuts which are grown right in the Italian mountainsides.

Also, if their Soho location is a bit out of the way they also have spots in Bayswater (43 Westbourne Grove), South Kensington (42-44 Thurloe Street), Marble Arch (44 Edgware Road) and even in the Selfridges (400 Oxford Street).

What to try: Passion Fruit gelato, Dark Chocolate Sorbet, Sea-Salted Caramel and Hazelnut Praline


Address: 7 Archer Street (Nearest station: Piccadilly Circus)

Opening times: 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. (Monday to Thursday) 11 a.m. to 12 a.m. (Fridays and Saturdays) 12 p.m. to 11 p.m. (Sundays)

If you're looking for the best gelato in central London, this is the place to be. As a matter of fact, once you sample some of these heavenly flavours for the first time, you'll be coming back for more fast than you can say "la dolce vita!"

Gelupo also has a variety of flavours that are constantly changing and evolving, so you may want to check their website to see which flavours are being offered on the day that you plan to visit.

What to try: Tiramisu, Fresh Mint Stracciatella, Sour Cherry and Blood Orange Sorbet