Step into a world of chocolate-covered warmth with a visit to one of these 11 sensational chocolate shops in London. There’s absolutely no doubt that they are good enough to rival Willy Wonka himself. What better way to treat yourself, your date or your mum for Mother’s Day – to a bit of artisan chocolate hey?!
1. Artisan du Chocolat, Chelsea and Selfridges
Whether you’re after chocolate truffles, chocolate bars or chocolate covered nuts; Artisan du Chocolat is the place to be this Mother’s Day. They specialise in gorgeous packaging and inventive flavours, such as red wine dark chocolate and ginger and lemongrass milk chocolate. Be sure to arrive with an empty stomach as there is absolutely no doubt that you and your mum will want to devour pretty much everything in sight!
📍 You’ll find Artisan du Chocolate at various different locations in London. You can find out more here.
2. Paul A. Young Fine Chocolates, Angel
Paul A. Young has branded himself an ‘incredibly creative flavour alchemist‘ – and you’ll soon see why. His chocolate creations are nothing short of magical and you can try them for yourself if you happen find yourself wandering through the picturesque Camden Passage in Angel. If you’re feeling a little bit adventurous, we suggest trying the Marmite-flavoured Madagascan chocolate or beer-infused truffles. Both surprisingly tasty and something a little bit different!
📍 You’ll find Paul A. Young Fine Chocolates at 33 Camden Passage, London, N1 8EA. Find out more here.
🚇 Nearest station is Angel.
3. Melt, Notting Hill, Selfridges and Holland Park
Melt has four luxury chocolate boutiques across London and it’s not at all surprising that they’ve done extremely well for themselves. With dozens of chocolate goodies on offer – including vegan and sugar-free options – you’ll definitely be spoilt for choice.
Fortunately, their kitchens are located inside their shops, so you can actually watch your chocolate being made right in front of you. This front row seat will also grant you the opportunity to chat to the talented chefs about their fabulous flavours. You can even get involved in a chocolate-making class if want to do something a bit creative this Valentine’s Day!
📍 You’ll find Melt at various different locations in London. You can find out more here.
4. Italian Bear Chocolate, Soho and Fitzrovia
This Italian chocolate shop made its debut in Soho over six years ago and quickly gained a cult following – later expanding to Fitzrovia. You can select chocolate truffles from jars, order a Nutella pizza to go, or sit in for a ridiculously indulgent hot chocolate. Better yet, treat yourself to one of each – go on, you deserve it!
📍 You’ll find Italian Bear Chocolate at 41 Broadwick Street, Carnaby, London, W1F 9QL and at 29 Rathbone Place, London, W1T 1JG. Find out more here.
🚇 Nearest stations are Oxford Circus and Tottenham Court Road.
5. Philip Neal Chocolates, Chiswick
This next addition to our round up of the best chocolate shops in London is perfect if your love of chocolate matches your love of shoes. Philip Neal’s artisan chocolate shoe collection sets him five (or-so) inches above the rest – a perfect option for a gift we say. If stilettos aren’t your forte, their mouthwatering chocolate also comes in the form of copper Buddhas and theatrical masks! Each to their own, I guess.
📍You’ll find Philip Neal Chocolates at 43 Turnham Green Terrace, Chiswick, London, W4 1RG. Find out more here.
🚇 Nearest station is Turnham Green.
6. Dark Sugars, Brick Lane and Greenwich
This charming East London dessert shop offers a range of gourmet chocolates, truffles and vegan treats. Expect an overwhelming selection of confectionary with some of the most unique flavour combinations out there. Passionfruit-infused chocolate and gin and lime truffle are just a couple of their wonderful creations. They also make the best (and most Instagrammable) hot chocolates in London. Just saying.
📍You’ll find Dark Sugars at 9 Nelson Road, London, SE10 9JB and 141 Brick Lane, Bethnal Green, London, E1 6SB. Find out more here.
🚇 Nearest stations are the Cutty Sark DLR, Greenwich and Shoreditch High Street.
7. Rococo Chocolates, Various Locations
Enter a world of pure imagination at any of Rococo’s (award-winning) five branches dotted across London. You’d think a shop offering handmade chocolates and luxury gifts would know a thing or two about indulgence, and you’d be correct. Pretty much every kind of chocolate can be found here, from Cherry Bakewell gourmet fudge and praline ‘quail eggs’ to mulled wine-infused chocolate bars. Mr Wonka eat your heart out! Even better – this year they’re offering a specific Mother’s Day collection, full of delicious treats for all the amazing mothers out there!
📍You’ll find Rococo Chocolates at various different locations in London. You can find out more here.
8. Le Chocolat Alain Ducasse, King’s Cross
Luckily, you won’t need to leave the country to get your hands on some of the best Parisian chocolate out there. Coal Drops Yard in King’s Cross is where you’ll find this fabulous boutique by world-renowned chef, Alain Ducasse. Ganache, truffles, pralines, chocolate bars, candied fruit and fondants can all be found here. You name it – Ducasse sells it. C’est Magnifique!
📍You’ll find Le Chocolat Alain Ducasse at Unit 15 Bagley Walk, London, N1C 4DH. Find out more here.
🚇 Nearest station is King’s Cross St. Pancras.
9. Pierre Marcolini, Marylebone, Harrods and Selfridges
Another one of the best chocolate shops in London is Pierre Marcolini. This Belgian chocolatier has shops all over the world including Kuwait, Tokyo and thankfully, London too. They offer classic chocolates, delicious macaroons, homemade jams and the finest eclairs in store. You’ll also come across their elegant delicacies in Harrods and Selfridges. If only life was like this box of chocolates…
📍You’ll find Pierre Marcolini at various different locations in London. You can find out more here.
10. Knoops, Various Locations
Knoops is led by international chocolatier Jens Knoop, who founded his brand on the original concept of ‘Knoopology’ – the art of crafting the perfect chocolate drink. It’s now become a frontrunner of all the chocolate shops in London.
With a focus on sustainability, everything on sale here uses only fully-traceable blends, so the brand knows which cooperatives contributed to each cup. So you’ll be able to enjoy each cup and feel good about it!
📍 You’ll find Knoops at various different locations in London. You can find out more here.
11. The Chocolate Cocktail Club, Farringdon
Calling all chocoholics: nestled in Farringdon, you’ll find a new way to explore your passion. For an hour and a half, you can skip the gym, forget the woes of the working week and taste the heavenly combination of chocolate and cocktails. To give you an idea of their diverse delights, The Chocolate Cocktail Club has everything from chocolate twists on classic cocktails to chocolate with creamy and caramel-filled supplementary flavours – perfect for a Mother’s day treat, we think. Grab your tickets for it here.
📍 You’ll find The Chocolate Cocktail Club at 72 St John Street, London, EC1M 4DT. Find out more here.
🚇 Nearest station is Farringdon.
So there you have it – a roundup of the best chocolate shops in London which are ready to be explored. Indulge in tasty treats, chocolatey cocktails, or even get involved in chocolate-making classes. Now that’s one way to get in your mum’s good books this Mother’s Day!