London’s Best Ice Cream Parlours

When the heat is on, treat yourself at one of the coolest gelateries in town

At 3BIS you’ll find all the classics plus a changing menu of innovative flavours



4 Park Street, SE1 9AB, 020 7378 1977,
You’ll find one branch of this charming vintage-style gelateria in Rimini, and luckily the other is nestled in Borough Market. Its 
20-plus flavours are mostly classic Italian, so expect fior di datte, pistachio and chocolate, alongside more experimental recipes, 
such as roasted peanut butter.


13 The Green, Richmond, TW9 1PX,
If you should find yourself on Richmond Green, look for the queue to this authentic Italian outpost and join it. You can use the 
time wisely pondering which flavour you’ll go for. Sicilian cactus fruit anyone? Or if the kcals aren’t your thing, Mulberry sorbet is equally delicious.


14 Bute Street, SW7 3EX,
0333 8000 480,
Set up by Italian-born Christian Oddono more than 10 years ago, this is one of the capital’s most established gelaterias, with a number of outposts popping up in areas such as Clapham and Dulwich. Inspired by 
his grandmother’s 
recipes, Christian and his team have developed more than 130 favours, all made from finely sourced natural ingredients.

Mouthwatering flavours at Udderlicious in North London



2 Russell Street, WC2B 5JD,
020 7240 0746,
Made using traditional methods and top-quality ingredients, such as chocolate and hazelnuts from from the Piedmont region, this natural artisanal gelato and sorbetto
 is about as authentic as it gets. The frozen treats are kept in rows of old-fashioned pozzetti (covered refrigerated wells) to keep 
them at their best.


27 New Row, WC2N 4LA,
020 7836 9559,
Honey, Rosemary & Orange Zests, Salty Caramel and Basil & Chilli are just some of the
delicious flavours created here from seasonal ingredients
 and organic dairy produce.
Supporters of the Slow Food movement, the three Italian founders have given a family 
tradition a refreshing new twist.


7 Archer Street, W1D 7AU,
020 7287 5555,
With top chef Jacob Kenedy of Bocca di Lupo at the helm, Gelupo has won plaudits from restaurant critics
and the in-crowd alike for its unique 
favours. Feast on tantalising combinations 
such as Ricotta, Chocolate & 
Black  Pepper and Vanilla & Saffron, or perfect for sunny days is the Summer Sorbet Cleanse with beetroot, carrot and ginger.


12 Tavistock Street, Covent Garden, WC2E 7PH,

Starting out as a pop-up three years ago, popular ice cream parlour, Milk Train, now has a permanent premises in Covent Garden and we’re loving its instagrammable interior. Designed by FormRoom, a multi-disciplinary design agency, the shop is as instantly eye-catching as the spectacularly OTT ice creams it serves – and that’s no accident either. Born out of a concept that originated in Taiwan, the dessert cafe specialises in soft serve ice cream pimped with candy floss and doused in lashings of sauce and sprinkles.



16 Brewers Lane, TW9 1HH, 020 8439 9807,
The demand for Danieli’s delicious gelato and fresh fruit sorbets has soared since his gelateria opened in Richmond in 2005. Made with organic milk from the South Downs, the 
frozen treats, which come in 24 different favours, are also served at the capital’s top restaurants and, word has it, 
at a recent royal birthday bash.

Snowflake’s award-winning hazelnut flavour


43 Westbourne Grove,
W2 4SA, 020 7221 9549,
A recent addition to London’s gelato scene, Snowfake has already managed to scoop a number of Great
Taste awards. Ices are made by hand from organic Jersey milk and cream, and there is also
a guilt-free sorbetto for those watching their waistlines. As well as this branch they have boutiques in Soho, Chelsea, Edgware Road and a mini-boutique in Selfridges.



187 Upper Street, N1 1RQ

Run by (Mr and Mrs) Raj and Raj, this independent artisan gelaterie is all about the flavour. Regulars can go online and 
suggest flavour combos which are then voted for and go live as monthly specials. Recent vote winners include Espresso 
and Chocolate Biscotti, Rhubarb and Fig and Strawerry and Basil. Also do great Ice Cream cakes, which are legendary 
amongst the Islington birthday party set.

Udderlicious not only does ice creams but ice-cream inspired cakes

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