Nothing compares to indulging in a hot chocolate in London when the winter nights set in. Across our chocolate loving capital there are a plethora of hot chocolate shops just waiting to warm you up! Discover our favourite places to stop for a cup of hot cocoa on in our ultimate guide now.
Table of Contents:
- Dark Sugars
- Chin Chin
- Italian Bear
- Melt Chocolates
- Paul A Young
- Rabot 1745
- The Parlour
When it comes to hot chocolate in London, there is nowhere better than Knoops. Knoops specialise in expertly crafted hot chocolate and can be found at locations around the city. The menu consists of different percentage hot chocolates, meaning whether you prefer super dark choc or something a little milkier they’ve got the drink for you! If you’re after something to go alongside your hot chocolate, we’d also recommend the pastries at Knoops!
Dark Sugars on Brick Lane and in Greenwich is a staple in London’s chocolate scene.You’ll find their hot chocolates also do not disappoint. Crafted from real chocolate melted into milk, this indulgent London hot chocolate treat is one not to miss! Dark sugars was founded by Nyanga, an African woman who wanted to tell the story of chocolate from tree to tummy.
Those who frequent London’s food scene on Instagram are bound to be familiar with Chin Chin Ice Cream Labs. Not only are they the perfect ice cream spot in London during the summer, but also a hot choc shop in the winter! Their decadent hot chocolates are topped with blow torched meringue!
Chocoholics need to look no further than Italian Bear hot chocolate. Here you’ll find mugs smothered with triple chocolate, with a pool of indulgent hot drink inside! These look just as incredible as they taste – but we do recommend taking some wet wipes with you as the experience may get a little sticky!
Rococo is well known in the city for its delicious chocolates that are perfect as gifts for loved ones or as a treat for yourself. If you take a step inside their Belgravia shop you’ll also find them serving hot chocolate that can be enjoyed sitting outside on their cafe seats!
Melt describes themselves as the finest chocolate shop in London, and you’ll be happy to know they’re also serving up hot chocolates also! Described as thick and rich, once you’ve tried this London hot chocolate you’ll be craving more!
Paul A Young
Paul A Young in Islington is known as one of London’s celebrity chocolatiers. This is the perfect spot to stop in for a London hot chocolate before taking a winter stroll around our magical city. Whilst you’re here why not treat yourself to some of their chocolates too!
Venchi is the perfect place to get a classic Italian hot chocolate in London. A popular spot for both gelato and hot chocolate, you’ll find their location across London including in Chelsea, Covent Garden, and Kensington.
Rabot 1745 is owned by Hotel Chocolat and unsurprisingly their hot chocolate menu does not disappoint. With 9 different types of hot chocolate on the menu, from a classic milky 50% to a more contemporary chilli-dark, there’s something to suit everyone here.
The Parlour @ Fortnum and Masons
The Parlour at Fortnum and Masons is the perfect afternoon treat year-round, but we do adore stopping in on a cold winter’s day for a hot chocolate. Served with whipped cream and chocolate shavings this is an ideal place to take the kids for a hot cocoa treat!