A guide to central London's best ice cream | St James's London


A guide to central London's best ice cream

Get the scoop on the best ice creams in central London

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Our top tips on where to snap up the crème de la crème of frozen treats this summer

Our favourite day of the week? Ice cream sundae. We can’t always rely on the weather, but we can always rely on the joy that ice cream brings. The only questions that remain are chocolate or vanilla? Cone or cup? Well, why not both?

Fortnum & Mason

Some would say that the only option when it comes to the ultimate ice cream is the Knickerbocker Glory. The Parlour in Fortnum & Mason is the go-to destination for this, as well as a ‘Build-Your-Own Sundae’ menu. Candy floss topping? Anything is possible here.


Love ice cream but looking for something dairy free? Look no further than the sublime Piura Porcelena at Scully in St James’s Market. A dairy free, 75% chocolate sorbet topped with pistachio, blueberry vinegar gel, stem ginger and coco nibs. It is a taste sensation from international chef Ramael Scully so be sure to leave room for dessert.


In the market for some traditional Italian gelato? A trip to Grom on Piccadilly never disappoints. Using only top-quality ingredients, its Gelato is lovingly prepared in-store meaning you might have to wait an extra minute or two, but trust us, it's worth it. Choose from a vast array of flavours including torta al mango, panettone and milk and pistachio to name just a few.


If something a little more unusual is your thing, book a table at The Counter at Heddon Street’s Sabor, and tuck into a goat’s cheese ice cream topped with liquorice sauce. Trust us, it’s a match made in ice cream heaven.

Heddon Street Kitchen

Looking for a helping of nostalgia with your ice cream? Introducing Heddon Street Kitchen's ‘Build Your Own’ ice cream bar. Found just off Regent Street near Oxford Circus, adults and children alike can unleash their imaginations to create a frozen masterpiece with more flavours than you can dream of and toppings including fresh berries, Oreos, honeycomb and more.


Don’t be fooled by the name, Crosstown (formerly Crosstown Doughnuts) offer a whole lot more. Choose from a vast selection of sorbets, ice creams and even affogato. Dine in-store or takeaway and enjoy in one of our nearby parks or squares.

Looking for more summer in the city inspiration? Discover all the ways you can seize the moment - from eating al fresco to sipping on cocktails and creating new memories in St James’s and Regent Street this season.