With a heatwave upon us there’s a sensible solution to cool you down and it is, of course, ICECREAM. Come to Covent Garden for the best ices in London.

Hotel Chocolat

There is never going to be a more heavenly combination than chocolate and icecream. At Hotel Chocolat they are determined to tempt you with their Ice Cream of the Gods, available from their store in Covent Garden Market and Seven Dials. But what is Ice Cream of the Gods? In a nutshell, cocoa nibs infused into the best Jersey milk and cream. It’s named after the cocoa plant itself, Theobroma cacao, which translates literally as ‘cocoa, food of the gods’. It’s finished with a chocolate shard and a salted caramel, hazelnut or chocolate sauce. Can life get any better?

Hotel Chocolat, 10 Covent Garden Market, 4 Monmouth Street
https://www.hotelchocolat.com

Morelli’s Gelato

Morelli’s have been serving premium gelato to visitors since 1907 from their  shop in Broadstairs. Tempting as it may be to jump behind the wheel and head straight for the beach, don’t! You can enjoy Morelli’s Gelato right here in Covent Garden.

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With so many flavours to choose from you are bound to find a gelato to suit your palette. My personal favourite is Pistachio alongside a scoop of old school Vanilla. Flavours do change from day to day so do keep coming back for more. Grab a table and enjoy listening to the buskers singing from the courtyard below.

Morelli’s Gelato, 20a Covent Garden Market
http://www.morellisgelato.com/

Gelatorino

Another favourite purveyor of gelato is the respected Gelatorino, You are  spoilt for choice with so many different flavours. Choose from Salted Caramel, Chocolate et Ginger or maybe Cinnamon. Whatever takes your fancy. Take a seat outside, relax, enjoy and watch the world go by.

Gelatorino, 2 Russell Street

www.gelatorino.com

La Gelatiera

Heading to the theatre? Before taking your seat drop into La Gelatiera for a quick cool down. Here gelato is hand crafted every day with 100% natural ingredients. Their award-winning gelatos and sorbets are free from any artificial colourings and flavours. They are also both gluten and egg free. The flavours change on a daily basis depending on the season. Honey, Rosemary & Orange Zest or Scicilian Pistachio are bound to get your taste buds tingling.

La Gelatiera, 27 New Row
http://lagelatiera.co.uk/

Amorino

Amorino Covent Garden offers quality gelato using only the most natural and organic ingredients. Their Vegan customers can also enjoy a taste of their wide range of delicious and refreshing sorbetto. Their latest addition and something of a favourite is Marwardi Pistachio Sorbet. For a real luxury experience choose from their range of delicious Macarons filled with Gelato, now that’s definitely having your cake and eating it.

Amorino, 7 Garrick Street
https://www.amorino.com/en/

Venchi

This ice cream parlour has a classic ambiance with furnishings, colours and lighting all in harmony. When you enter the store, you are immediately drawn to their colourful Gelato cabinet, and temptation may rule your heart. Venchi’s Gelato is made to a unique traditional recipe resulting in a creamy, mousse like ice cream. Choose from over 90 delicious flavours including Nougatine, Pistachio di Bronte and Nocciolato al latte.

Venchi, 18 Covent Garden Market
https://it.venchi.com/

Ice Cream Festival

In late breaking news there is an Icecream Festival coming to Covent Garden Market in August – watch this space for updates.