The 9 Best Ice Cream Parlors In London With Kids
Who is screaming for Ice cream?
When walking through the charming streets of London on a hot summer day, what could be better
than finding the perfect ice cream parlor to enjoy a cold treat with the family?
Traveling London in the summer can be hectic and a little bit stressful especially with the kids in tow, but not to worry because we have the inside scoop! We’ve found some of the best kid-friendly spots to get an ice cream in London with the family.
Our list features 9 of London’s most popular ice cream parlors that are serving up the best of the best so put the yelp app down! We are giving you the lowdown on the top places for the family to cool off in London with the capital’s most delicious ice cream, gelato, ice lollies, and sorbets.
Sweeten up life and check out 9 best ice cream parlors in London with kids!
Gelupo: An ice cream hot spot in London
Is there anything better than a good scoop (or more) of gelato on a hot summer day in London? Cool off and treat your taste buds with gelato from Gelupo, an artisan ice cream parlor located in the heart of London. Just five minutes from Picadilly Circus, Gelupo offers an impressive selection of creamy and adventurous ice cream flavors that are made fresh daily with the finest ingredients. “Putting the dolce in la dolce vita” is the motto of this London ice cream hot spot and they certainly live up to it with fun and fresh flavors that they produce (try Gelupo’s classic stracciatella mint made with fresh mint leaves and the blood Orange gelato – yum!). If you’re not already convinced, check out the rave reviews Gelupo has received from publications like British Vogue and Elle UK – a must try!
- Address: 7 Archer Street, London W1D 7AU, England
- Phone number: +44 20 7287 5555
- Hours: Sunday 12:00pm to 10:00pm, Monday through Thursday 12:00 pm to 10:30 pm, Friday through Saturday 12:00 pm to 11:30 pm
- Website: http://www.gelupo.com/
Udderlicious: Friendly vibe and delicious ice cream
Ice cream is made on premise at this cheery, pastel colored ice cream hub near the majestic Covent Garden in London. Husband and wife team, Raj and Raj took their passion for ice cream to the next level, opening up their very own ice cream parlor in London that has a comfortable, kid-friendly vibe AND delicious ice cream, “hand-moo’d” in store daily! Not to mention, the flavors of the month at Udderlicious are voted in by customers and fans.
The best part? The winners get free ice cream for the entire month! The kids will have a blast inventing their own flavor of ice cream and enjoying a cone at this can’t miss family-friendly ice cream parlor in London.
- Address: 187 Upper St, London N1 1RQ, UK
- Phone: +44 20 7359 7777
- Hours: Sunday through Thursday 11am to 11pm, Friday and Saturday 11 am to 12 am.
- Website: http://www.udderlicious.co.uk/
Chin Chin: Pushing ice cream boundaries
Has your child ever dreamed of becoming a scientist? If so, you’ll find a unique and adventurous ice cream experience at Chin Chin located in the heart of London. Offering up more than just a sugar fix, Chin Chin labs pushes dessert boundaries, using liquid nitrogen to freeze ice cream to order for quick and deliciously smooth results. Not only does the ice cream taste delicious, but the in-parlour theatrics that include Harry Potter-esque clouds of liquid nitrogen generated steam will thrill the kids and adults alike!
Bring the kids and dive into this adventure of texture and flavor while enjoying a science lesson at the same time! A win win.
- Address: 49-50 Camden Lock Place, London NW1 8AF, England
- Phone number: +44 7885 604284
- Hours: Sunday through Saturday 12:00pm to 7:00pm
- Website: http://www.chinchinlabs.com/
SnowFlake Luxury Gelato: Serving happiness right here!
Here at family twist, “luxury” is our middle name…we want the best of the best for you and your children and SnowFlake’s rich and creamy gelato will not disappoint. The quality of SnowFlake’s gelato is top notch, made with 100% natural ingredients using organic milk and cream from the Somerset countryside. Not only do they offer a wide range of flavors of their prized gelato, but macaroons and other yummy frozen treats like fresh fruit ice lollies/popsicles are also available.
This large selection of sweets ensures that everyone in the family will find something to love, ice cream connoisseur or not.
- Address: 102 Wardour Street, London W1F 0TP, England
- Hours: Sunday through Thursday 12:00 pm through 11:30 pm Friday through Saturday from 12:00 pm to 12:30 am
- Phone: +44 20 7287 1045
- Website: snowflakegelato.co.uk
Yorica: Dairy free and allergen free ice cream and yogurt
Not your average ice cream shop, Yorica offers an inspired selection of entirely dairy-free yogurt. In fact, this unique ice cream spot is completely allergen free – meaning all products are not only dairy-free but egg-, gluten- and nut-free as well! Can’t sell the kids on plant-based ice cream? We assure you that this ice-creamery is free of everything but flavor. Create your very own unique (and mouthwatering) combination by choosing from a variety of delicious toppings including brownie bits, fresh fruit, and marshmallow, to add to your vegan ice cream. Yorica is the real deal and certified to please lactose intolerant and dairy loving families alike!
- Address: 130 Wardour St, Soho, London W1F 8ZN, UK
- Phone number: +44 20 7434 4370
- Hours: Monday through Wednesday 1 pm to 10 pm, Thursday through Saturday 11 am to 12 am, Sunday 12 pm to 10 am.
- Website: yorica.com
Ruby Violet: Eccentric flavors for your pleasure
If you find yourself discovering the amazing sights of London near King’s Cross with the family, you must wander into the magically eclectic and innovative ice cream destination: Ruby Violet. Originally based in Tufnell Park in North London lucky for us they have opened a new location just five minutes from Kings Cross in the heart of London. Some of the deliciously authentic flavors that they have created in the past include Fig & Honey, Earl Grey, and Charred Orange & Coconut. While all are certifiably delicious, if these eccentric flavors don’t tickle your fancy, more traditional flavors such as chocolate hazelnut crunch and classic vanilla bean are also available for those seeking simplicity in their ice cream experience at Ruby Violet. If we haven’t sold you already, the Ruby Violet location at Kings Crossing is situated right next to Waitrose wine bar so the kids can enjoy the ice cream and the adults can enjoy ice cream and wine – what could be better?
- Address: 118 Fortess Rd, London NW5 2HL, UK
- Phone: +44 20 7609 0444
- Hours: Tuesday through Sunday 10 am to 10 pm, Monday 10am to 7pm
- Website: rubyviolet.co.uk
Harrod’s Ice Cream Parlor: Relax and take a classic chilled break!
Let’s be honest, sometimes all we need is a good old fashioned ice cream cone. If you are looking for a no fuss, classic experience, Harrod’s Ice Cream Parlour is the place for you. This timeless ice cream parlor is located inside the iconic luxury department story and British through and through. Harrod’s serves fairly traditional, but still delicious ice cream and sundaes. Relax, take a break, and order a coffee or tea while enjoying the magnificent store. The kids will love the ice cream, and adults will love the moments of peace in one of London’s most celebrated stores.
- Address: 87-135 Brompton Road, Second Floor Harrod’s, London SW1X 7XL, England
- Phone number: +44 20 7893 8959
- Hours: Store Hours: Sunday 11:30am to 6:00pm, Monday through Saturday 10:00am to 9:00pm
- Website: http://www.harrods.com/content/the-store/restaurants/ice- cream-parlour
Gelatorino: A bit of Italian ice cream in London
Your family is vacationing in London, but at Gelatorino, you are whisked away to Italy! Minutes away from the Royal Opera House, out-of- this-world/above average creamy gelato is freshly churned in authentic Italian machines and kept in pozzetti – traditional Italian tubs. The gelato is so creamy that instead of a spoon, you’ll receive a spatula with your scoop (or three) of heaven. Opt for one of their traditional Italian flavors that you won’t find at the average ice cream shop – caramel pannacotta gelato for example.
Get ready for your taste buds to take a trip to Italy!
- Address: 2 Russell Street London WC2B 5JD
- Phone number: 44 20 7240 0746
- Hours: Monday through Sunday 11am through 10pm, Tuesday through Saturday 11am through 11pm
- Website: http://www.gelatorino.com/
Marine Ices: An ice cream dream
A true British classic, Marine Ices located in has been churning it up since it’s launch in London of 1931. An ice cream dream, Marine Ices serves gelato, sorbets, and ice cream sundaes that are not only mouth-wateringly delicious but are crafted using the same recipes that have been passed down through generations. Cool down with the kids and enjoy a scoop of the creamy honeycomb ice cream. Or, if your craving something savory, try a dish of their signature seafood linguine – there’s no holding back on flavor at Marine Ices.
- Address: 61 Chalk Farm Rd, London NW1 8AN, United Kingdom
- Phone: +44 20 7428 9990
- Hours: Thursday through Saturday 12 pm to 10 pm, Sunday through Wednesday 12 pm to 9 pm.
- Website: marineices.co.uk
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