When it comes to the best places where to enjoy gelato in London, the capital is right up there on Italian cool.
Boasting a rich smorgasbord of flavours from authentic Italian to locally inspired with a British twist, the capital has an array of gelatarias serving authentic Italian style ice cream.
What makes gelato so special? - it's arguably one of the most superior ice creams, thanks to whole fat milk, a slower churn rate and serving at a higher temperature with a choice of delicious natural flavourings from fruit inspired to decadent chocolate.
So, if you're feeling the heat in the capital, here are the best places where to eat gelato in London and enoy a cooling taste of Italy.
Here's our scoop on the best gelataria's in town.
1. La Gelateria in Covent Garden
Freshly made gelato on site with a wide choice of varied flavours from orange zest and dark chocolate to honey and rosemary make this a favourite stop.
With a choice of 130 flavours there's something for everyone at this well established chain, wherever you are in the capital.
Classic, artisanal gelato, made and sold in true Italian style, Gelatorino's delectably creamy flavours include amaretto, almond, cinnamon and caramel, as well as fruit sorbets.
4. Gelupo, Soho
The sister brand of restaurant Bocca di Lupo boasts a traditional selection as well as some more original ideas like apricot cake and saffron infused with vanilla.
5. Gelateria 3BIS
Located in the food mecca that is Borough Market here you can find freshly made gelato, all day every day, from the classic flavours where even the pistachios are fresh from Sicily.
6. Amorino, various across London
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Un post condiviso da Amorino : Gelato Al Naturale (@amorinogelato) in data: 9 Nov 2016 alle ore 09:04 PST
Amorino is always a reliable choice for Italian inspired gelato with classic flavours.
7. Snowflake Gelato
Un post condiviso da Snowflake Luxury Gelato (@snowflakegelato) in data: 9 Mag 2017 alle ore 04:21 PDT
These guys use 100% natural ingredients using organic Jersey milk and cream from Somerset. They also have a range of lactose and gluten-free choices.
8. Ruby Violet
Un post condiviso da Ruby Violet (@rubyvioletices) in data: 19 Mar 2017 alle ore 10:58 PDT
At Ruby Violet they keep it local, use traditional ingredients and making their gelato by hand.
9. Dri Dri
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Un post condiviso da Dri Dri Gelato (@dridrigelato) in data: 7 Mag 2017 alle ore 23:37 PDT
Inspired by a small gelato shop in his native Italy, founder Adriano de Petrillo has three of his own establishments across London serving Italian inspired flavours.
Un post condiviso da Scoop Natural Luxury Gelato (@scoopgelato) in data: 14 Apr 2017 alle ore 07:29 PDT
Italian pistachios, single origin chocolates and rich Channel Island milk to signature Stracciatella - just a few of the Italian inspired flavours on offer that will have you ordering scoop after scoop.