10 Best Ice Cream Shops In London, England

ice cream shops in london
Jing
Jing 
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Who doesn’t like to indulge with a delicious cup of ice cream on a hot summer day? The best ice cream shops in London, England offer gelato for those who are worried about their health and still enjoy their best cup of dessert. Vegan, nut-free and gluten-free with fresh fruit slices topped off with a waffle disk at the same time? You will see some of them served in this list of ice cream shops compiled for your convenience. Some of them even come with a milkshake or a cup of coffee. So whether you’re passing by Tufnell Park, Borough Market or dropping off the train by Clapham Common, you will see a shop ready to take your order and cool you down on a hot day. So visit some of the best ice cream shops in London, England.

1. Udderlicious Ice Cream


Udderlicious has two branches actually - one in London and the other at Covent Garden (some say it’s also in London but the website doesn’t explicitly say so!). And it has perhaps the most flexible menu as far as ice creams are concerned. Flavors are served here based on votes cast on the Udderlicious website from the previous month. They are then displayed at the counter alongside ice cream cakes sold per website order. Minimum order is two scoops per cone or a cup.

Udderlicious

Address: 187 Upper Street, London N1 1RQ

Website:Udderlicious

Opening hours: 11 am to 11 pm

Average price for two people: 9.50-23 USD

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2. Amorino

ice cream shops in london | amorino
Source: instagram

Gelato in London! Italian-style ice cream in this side of London is right up Amorino’s alley. While chocolate-based flavors are classic choices, the flavors that get the good ratings are the lemon sorbet and the stracciatella. Some variants are served with macarons to complement the full flavors that bloom on the sugar cone. Yes. Bloom! Because ice cream is not only good for your palette but good for that Instagram post.

Amorino

Address: 110 Upper Street, London N1 1RQ

Website: Amorino

Opening hours: 12 pm to 10 pm

Average price for two people: 9.50-20 USD

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3. Greedy Goat Ice Cream


Ice cream is often made creamy by dairy products like milk and cheese. When both ingredients are by-products of goat milk, it makes ice cream enthusiasts curious to taste it. Those who are familiar with the taste of goat cheese though will appreciate the way Greedy Goat Ice Cream’s products have maintained this taste by not using overpowering flavors. You can take home some pints in the colorful cute containers from their Borough Market branch.

Greedy Goat Ice Cream

Address: Borough Market, Stoney Street, London SE1 1TL

Website: Greedy Goat Ice Cream

Opening hours: 8 am to 5 pm

Average price for two people: 7-14 USD

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4. Gelupo

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account


Cookie on top of Italian-style ice cream atop a sherbet - this is the best way to summarize your first foray into Gelupo. The shop looks like an extension of a fridge where ice cream is stored for display. The posters often feature either promos or their latest creations like rice pudding as a base for brandy ice cream topped with a honeycomb wafer. The flavor combos are outrageously fruity. With ingredients like dried fruits, granitas and bay leaf fused into the mix, the next problem you have is picking which variant to taste first.

Gelupo

Address: 7 Archer Street, London W1D 7AU

Website: Gelupo

Opening hours: 11 am to 11 pm

Average price for two people: 7-14 USD

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5. La Gelatiera


Fruits in Italian-style ice cream are not usually found in other gelato shops and this is what is served at La Gelateria for an ultimate edge. Like who would have thought durian tastes great as an ice cream flavor? Having vegan options on the menu also prove to be attractive to the gluten-free demographic. Creamy without being sweet, the vegan reputation is solidified the moment the eatery starts serving ice cream with toasted pecans mixed in with cream cheese. Highly recommended for those who like it more creamy than sweet.

La Gelatiera

Address: 27 New Row, London WC2N 4LA

Website: La Gelatiera

Opening hours: 11 am to 11 pm

Average price for two people: 9-29 USD

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6. Ruby Violet


This shop has become the go-to place for ice cream when strolling along Tufnell Park in London around King’s Cross. The all-season flavors would be the chocolate-based variants served with the seasonal flavors. Dropping by after 9 pm though would be interesting as Ruby Violet has alcohol-based ice creams and sherbets. So if you can’t choose between ice cream and liquor, go try any of Ruby’s Rich Rarities for a pound a scoop.

Ruby Violet

Address: 3 Wharf Road, London N1C 4BZ

Website: Ruby Violet

Opening hours: 10 am to 10 pm

Average price for two people: 9-29 USD

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7. Chin Chin Labs

Vegan Coconut, Rose & Lychee and Pandan Ice Cream
Source: Photo by Wikimedia Commons user Trashpossum666 used under CC0

Some of the photos of Chin Chin Labs, on their Instagram account, would mention their branch at Soho found on 54 Greek Street. But other photos mention their branch in Camden. Whichever the branch may be, loyal patrons have discovered the innovative way they create ice cream. It’s not only vegan, plant-based and gluten-free. It is ice cream mixed with liquid nitrogen. And chances are you’d come over to see if this shop has the same elements as dry ice. Dry ice? Liquid nitrogen? Now the name Chin Chin Labs make sense.

Chin Chin Labs

Address: 54 Greek Street, London W1D 3DS

Website: Chin Chin Labs

Opening hours: 12 pm to 7 pm

Average price for two people: 7-14 USD

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8. Gelateria 3Bis (Borough Market)

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

The best kind of love ? __________________ Gelateria 3BIS London Notting Hill-178, Portobello Road Borough Market - 4, Park St

Posted by Gelateria 3BIS London on Thursday, February 11, 2021

The London branch found at the Borough Market is the satellite branch of the main shop based in Rimini, Italy. Hazelnut lovers adore the affogato served here. Most patrons go buy any flavor here and top it with hot fudge straight out of a tap for an additional charge. It is worth it if you’re adventurous with the way you eat ice cream. Go for ice cream-stuffed buns and other ice cream sandwiches, they are delicious too.

Gelateria 3bis

Address: Borough Market, 4 Park Street, London SE1 9AB

Website: Gelateria 3bis

Opening hours: 9 am to 1 pm except for Sunday (11 am to 6 pm)

Average price for two people: 12 USD

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9. Yorica

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account


Vegan, nut-free ice cream with toppings have made Yorica famous in London. Even the gummy bear toppings are vegan. So guilt-free ice cream just got real. Most patrons prefer fresh fruits sliced small enough to be sprinkled over the soft-serve ice cream. They choose between tidbits of berries and passion fruit, sometimes toasted coconut for the more adventurous and those willing to pay extra. Other extras include maple syrup, caramel sauce, and the classic chocolate sauce.

Yorica!

Address: 130 Wardour Street, London W1F 8ZN

Website: Yorica!

Opening hours: 1 pm to 10 pm

Average price for two people: 16 USD

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10. Nardulli

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

Posted by Nardulli's, Italian Icecream in London on Saturday, January 25, 2014

This is the closest shop to the Clapham Common train station, selling very cheap ice cream. Possibly one of the Italian-style ice cream shops selling the lowest-priced gelato in London including the extra scoops that your cup can handle. Patrons that are into the fruit-based desserts go for the sherbets with tidbits of fresh fruit slices from peach to apricot to blackcurrant and some berries. If you’re undecided between ice cream and coffee, choose the affogato to get the best of both worlds.

Nardulli

Address: 29 The Pavement, London SW4 0JE

Website: Nardulli

Opening hours: 1:30 pm to 9:30 pm

Average price for two people: 7-10 USD

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Enjoy ice cream without the guilt

Ice cream with fruits
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Enjoy gelato for all its worth and all of your health concerns and specifications will be addressed. Because if any type of food - desserts included - can be gluten-free with organic fruits added in for good measure, then these ice cream shops are your best bet. Having most of these establishments serving sherbet, shakes and even crepes - basically any type of food that will complement your cup of ice cream - it makes your trip to London memorable. With ice cream being the ultimate comfort food, your options just got better in no time.

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