6 Delicious Ice Cream Parlours in London

What better way to cool down from the glorious summer sunshine than indulging in soft, delicious ice cream? As the saying goes, "I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream" and all these parlours and dessert shops are certainly worth screaming about. From scrumptious soft serves to wispy candy floss ice cream cones, enjoy the six best ice cream parlours in the city. If you’re looking to satisfy your sweet tooth even further, make sure to download the Bindy Street app for even more ice creams, soft serves, instagrammable cones, and delightful gelato suggestions. We can assure you it’ll be worth the brain freeze.

1. Chin Chin Dessert Club

ice cream and a cookie from Chin Chin covered in chocolate sauce

Ice cream will never taste the same again after a visit to this innovative and irresistible ice cream parlour. Created with liquid nitrogen, Chin Chin‘s ice cream comes in a wacky range of flavours that are piled high with the wildest combination of toppings. Named the “future of ice cream” by The Observer, you can be sure your future self will thank you for tasting one of the most delicious ice creams around with toppings including torched marshmallow fluff, sticky sweet rose jam, or grilled white chocolate. 

Locations: Camden & Soho


2. Mamasons Dirty Ice Cream

purple ube-filled bilog from Mamasons Dirty Ice Cream

Dirty ice cream may not sound too enticing, but trust us when we say the pretty-in-purple Mamasons certainly know best. The authentic Filipino ice cream parlour serves 'dirty' ice cream based on a traditional technique which involves creating scoops with ice and salt in a steel drum. Don’t be fooled by the simplicity of this creation though as their Bilog’s (toasted pandesal ice cream sandwiches) are award-winning, delicious, and available in three flavours.

Locations: Chinatown, Kentish Town, West London


3. Soft Serve Society

green matcha, black charcoal, and nutty vanilla ice cream cones from Soft Serve Society

No shade towards the average Mr Whippy, but this spot knows how to raise the bar for soft serve ice cream. Filled with innovative twists, this instagrammable dessert bar has flavours ranging from Charcoal Coconut to Matcha Soft Serve, that comes served in a cone, cup, or even a freakshake.

Locations: Boxpark Shoreditch & Seven Dials Market


4. Milk Train

Milk Train ice cream with sauce, nuts, and candyfloss

Choo, choo! All aboard the Milk Train, London’s first experiential ice cream store. Known for their seasonal candy floss creations and white aesthetically-pleasing surroundings, cool down with a sticky-fingered creation of Matcha or Vegan Coffee ice cream, topped with lashings of Oreos, Sprinkles, and covered in fluffy White Floss.

Location: Covent Garden


5. Badiani

ice cream, cake, crepes at Badiani Gelato

Satisfy your sweet tooth with a trip to Badiani Gelato, an orange-coloured oasis bringing joy to Italian taste buds since 1932. Their gelato is made according to the centuries-old Italian tradition: a team of expert gelato makers, led by Gelato maker Paolo Pomposi, transforming their carefully selected ingredients into the most delicious homemade gelato. Best of all? They have gluten free cones available too.

Locations: Covent Garden, Chelsea, Angel, Canary Wharf, and more.


6. Bake

ice cream fish-shaped waffle cone at Bake Chinatown

Since opening in Chinatown in 2016, Bake’s Taiyaki fish-shaped ice cream cones can now be seen sprawled all over Instagram. Created using a Japanese press and filled with soft serve, prepare to tuck into Matcha Tea, Chocolate, or Vanilla ice cream - worth the Instagram post alone!

Location: Chinatown


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