Ice cream and Covent Garden go hand in hand. Not only do we have one of the biggest range of flavours in the West End of London, but we have the best space to enjoy the treat in; our iconic Piazza! Here's our round-up of the best places to enjoy ice cream this summer, because what is summer without ice cream?
Founded in 2002 by two Italian childhood friends, Amorino is the very essence of traditional gelato. Instantly recognisable for their presentation, Amorino manages to bring the best bits of Italy to Covent Garden. Step in to their store on Garrick Street, panic as you try to pick a flavour and then get ready to see the most beautifully presented gelato handcrafted into a stunning floral arrangement. Be quick to get your Instagram snap, then start enjoying!
Something more traditional? The Gentleman Baristas has made every day Sundae with their addition to the menu. Serving up some phenomenal soft serve is James Street Collective. The luxe artisan ice cream comes with a couple of topping options: hazelnuts and Pump Street chocolate sauce, matcha syrup and coconut flakes, double shot espresso served with a coffee infused waffle. Which one would you pick? All three is a perfectly acceptable answer.→ James Street Collective
Thought macarons couldn't get any better? Think again.
Known for their world famous macaron, Ladurée in Covent Garden has given a literal cool new twist to its bestseller*. Two large macaron shells surround a delicious ice cream filling. For flavours, choose between cocoa-vanilla and bourbon vanilla ice cream, which is specked with cocoa bean nibs to give this treat a unique character. There is then the rose ice cream sandwich macaron sprinkled with crystalized rose is a layer of delicate, light and delectable rose ice cream.
*Availability varies. Year-round, you'll be still be able to enjoy Ladurée's signature Pistachio and Vanilla Ice Cream but remember to check in-store for details.
Godiva Chocolatier was founded in 1926 in Brussels, Belgium, by master chocolatier Pierre Draps and was named in honor of the legend of Lady Godiva. Their chocolates are second to none but their ice cream is the best way to experience the brand’s legacy this summer. The newest flavour to reach the Covent Garden store is the double chocolate nougat topped soft serve ice cream.