London offers its visitors luxury in many shapes and forms none more so than in its fabulous chocolate stores and outlets located all over the capital. Ready to take over your senses with their fabulous tastes and chocolate aromas these stores feature artistic creations good enough to eat. Thank goodness for that you might say! Here we take a look at London's best chocolate stores, what they offer plus where they can be found.
Artisan Du Chocolat
Delicious, decadent, artistic, are just some of the adjectives used when describing the chocolate products produced by Artisan Du Chocolat. Located on Lower Sloane Street and Oxford Street in London Artisan offer a Couture Collection, Luxurious Melanges, Bars, Fruits and Nuts plus Salted Caramels, Pearls and delicious Munchies.
Both the stores and website have a great range of delicious chocolate gifts such as, for him or her, hampers, for the little ones, in fact all kinds of alternatives meaning there should be something to suit all chocolate lovers. Artisan Du Chocolatproduce their own chocolate from ground beans and also offer seasonal treats for customers to savour such as at Halloween or Christmas time. If it is luxury chocolate you desire then Artisan is the store for you!
Artisan Du Chocolat Artisan Du Chocolat (Selfridges)
89, Lower Sloane Street 400 Oxford Street
London SW1 London W1
0845 270 6996 op3 0845 270 6996 op4
Website Address artisanduchocolat.com
Rococo are located in Chelsea and were established in 1983 by Chantal Coady. The business has grown from strength to strength offering a unique range of delicious chocolate bars, novelties, pralines and chocolates to tempt your chocolatey taste buds.
Rococohas won many awards courtesy of the Academy of Chocolateover the years making them one of the most respected in the chocolate making business. Boxed chocolates featured include ganashes, truffles, fondant creams, hampers and hand painted figurines.
All chocolate products are packaged artistically with chocolates presented in heart shaped boxes, while other selections come in ballotin or round boxes and hampers. Why not take yourself along to one of the Rococo chocolate tastings, further details can be found at their website.
Rococo Chocolates Chelsea
321 Kings Road
London SW3 5EP
020 7352 5857
Website Address rococochocolates.com
This is a brilliant name for a chocolate store as it conjures up all kinds of chocolate delights to the imagination. From its three types of popcorn chocolate bar through to its life sized skull decorated with flowers Choccywoccydoodah aims to bring out the fun side of chocolate, although the 2.8kg skull does cost a whopping £100!
Choccywoccydoodahis locted in the Soho area of London plus also has a store in Brighton too. The company specialises in creating and designing unique chocolate gifts as well as chocolate birthday cakes and wedding cakes. From lollies to dipped pretzels, banoffee bars to salted popcorn slabs and much more Choccywockydoodah has something for everyone.
It's a real treat just looking around the store, while we dare you to leave empty handed, which just is not possible due to the array of goodies available here. Goods can be bought online or directly from the store if you are lucky enough to be in the London area.
3--32 Fouberts Place
London W1F 7PS
0207 734 9713
Website Address choccywoccydoodah.com
Paul A Young
Paul Young is one of the world's best award winning chocolatiers due to his pioneering chocolate creations that blend unusual tastes and flavours not used by other chocolate makers. Paul has four stores including one in Islington and one in the Soho area.
Join the Paul Young Chocolate Club and you will receive a sensational box of chocolates, sixteen in all, featuring Paul's award winning ganashes, truffles and sea salted caramels, or why not try his Venezuelan milk chocolate truffle at one of his fabulous tasting evenings.
Paul also runs kids workshops and chocolate making sessions. Visit the website for more details regarding times and places.
Paul Young Paul Young
143 Wardour Street 33 Camden Passage
London W1F 8WA London N1 8EA
020 7437 0011 020 7424 5750
Website Address paulayoung.co.uk
Alexeeva and Jones
This fabulous chocolate store is located in Notting Hill and specialises in luxury handmade chocolates. Staff here really know their stuff and can advise their customers on the various kinds of chocolate going into finite detail regarding ingredients and which chocolates are the type you are looking for.
Alexeeva and Jones offer great chocolate gifts, pralines, truffles, chocolate bars, all from the best chocolatiers in the UK and the world with a huge selection available for customers to consider. Customers can order online plus join their Conisseur Tasting Club, while the owners of this fine chocolate store are fully trained chocolatiers in their own right.
Their elegant store stocks chocolate from over twenty two fantastic reknowned chocolatiers, while customers who visit the store can sample chocolate while they sip champagne of indulge in a well earned cup of tea whichever they prefer. To find details of events plus what's on offer please visit the Alexeeva and Jones website.
Alexeeva and Jones
297 Westbourne Grove
London W11 2QA
0207 229 1199