I scream, you scream, we all scream. Yeah, I’d say that rather accurately sums up the last 12 months of life, wouldn’t you? If there’s one thing that being cooped up inside my flat has taught me it’s that life is short. To be more specific, it’s taught me that life is too short for bad ice cream. Treating yourself to a scoop of genuinely good gelato can take your day from average to above-average with a few tertiary licks and it’s high time that we all stopped settling for sub-par ice cream.
2021 is all about looking after yourself and, with the weather looking up the sun threatening to turn every verdant park in its wake to a dry and arid landscape, there’s no better time to seek out the very best ice cream parlours and shops in London.
From newbies like Nonna’s Gelato – which operates out of a tricycle in Hackney because, y’know, Hackney – to classic frozen dessert haunts like Marine Ices, the capital is full of some brilliant people making brilliant ice cream and gelato. There's even a load that you can get delivered to your door. Which I'd recommend trying out if you've run out of SPF or really can't be bothered to leave your sofa. You’ll find an assortment of different flavours and styles at all of these great London ice cream shops and, whether you’re a tutti frutti lover or a vanilla purist, there’s bound to be at least one spot on this list that’ll end up being your new favourite. Honestly. That's my promise to you. These are 24 of the best places to get ice cream in London, MOB. Enjoy.