7 Sweet Shops In London


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Delicate handmade chocolates, traditional boiled sweets, extra-ordinary gummies in gourmet flavors…sweet tooths rejoice! Whatever your favorite candy, chocolate or sugary treat—London has you covered. From the classic old fashion sweet shops to the avant-garde chocolatiers, here are our picks of the most wonderful and whimsical sweet shops in London that any sugar-lover will adore.

7 Sweet Shops in London

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Charbonnel et Walker’s Old Bond Street store is set in a charming royal arcade. (Photo courtesy of Charbonnel et Walker.)

Charbonnel et Walker

Dating back to 1875, Charbonnel et Walker on Old Bond Street is one of the oldest shops in London. It’s set on the corner of a glamorous royal arcade (shopping passageway) in Mayfair. It also happens to sell the most divine chocolates in traditional English favorite flavors like violet and rose.

Founded by two women, one English and one French, this chocolate shop is gorgeously polished with old-world charm and Victorian appeal. Their chocolate selection packaged in the Union Jack flag box makes a great souvenir. Also, their champagne truffles are one of their signatures. You can even buy champagne gift sets that pair the truffles with a bottle of bubbly. This is one of the best sweet shops in London, so go on and treat yourself!

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Akesson’s fine and exotic sweet shop is located in the heart of Notting Hill. (Photo courtesy of Akesson’s.)


For a taste of the exotic, head straight to Akesson’s in Notting Hill. (It’s right up the street from our one-bed, one-bath Leicester apartment.) Behind the sophisticated black-and-red storefront, you’ll discover the most remarkable collection of single-estate chocolates.

Hailing from far-flung places like Madagascar and Brazil, these high-end bars are a real treat for gourmands. If you need some coffee to go with your chocolate, check out our pick of Notting Hill’s best coffee shops. The whole neighborhood is full of unique, independently owned stores, restaurants and cafés. It’s a great place to call your home for a week—or more—while you’re in London.

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A world of color and sweetness, SugarSin is located in busy Covent Garden. (Photo courtesy of SugarSin.)


If candy is your jam, you can’t miss SugarSin in Covent Garden. Out of all of the sweet shops in London, SugarSin has one of the largest pick n’ mix setups. You can select exactly what you want at this sweet store. And this is a spot for the whole family—kids go crazy for SugarSin! (See our other kid-approved things to do here and you can see our picks for our favorite family-friendly apartments here.)

But SugarSin isn’t just for the kiddies. For a grown-up treat, try the Classic Prosecco gummies or the cocktail-inspired Cuba Libre gummies. Also, this store is great for your Instagram. It was voted one of the ‘World’s Most Beautiful Candy Shops’ by Architectural Digest magazine.


A shop a sweet as its signature iced biscuits, Biscuiteers is an iconic Notting Hill shop known for delightful iced cookies and sweets. (There’s also a lovely location in Belgravia.) Enjoy a coffee and find the perfect sweets for souvenirs or enjoying during your stay in London. Or why not take one of their signature School of Icing classes to learn how to ice cookies like a pro?

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With sophistication and whimsy at it heart, Rococo Chocolates has stores in fashionable Chelsea as well as affluent Belgravia. (Photo courtesy of Rococo Chocolates.)

Rococo Chocolates

For upscale chocolate with British heritage, swing by Rococo Chocolates in the equally upscale neighborhood of Chelsea.

The packaging is so glamorous. The candied fruits dipped in chocolate make for a lovely summer treat. Also, their award-winning, beautifully wrapped chocolate bars make for great gifts, as does the Rococo Chocolates English Selection. In that exquisite little wrapped box, you’ll find floral, fruity fondant creams in flavors like rose, violet, lavender and geranium, as well as chocolate-covered stem ginger. Learn more about Rococo here.

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Want to try some British licorice allsorts? Head to one of Hardy’s Sweet Shops. (Photo by Bill Craighead via Unsplash.)

Hardy’s Sweet Shop

With several locations in London, Hardy’s presents the classic British sweet shop for lovers of retro treats. There’s a huge selection of goodies, which are presented in glass jars and tins. Along with familiar favorites, Hardy’s also sells some typical British gems like dolly mixture (little shapes of sugary fondant) and licorice allsorts (licorice-flavored confectionery sold in a mix of shapes).

Ready for a sweet trip to London? The team at London Perfect is here to help you. Contact us today to hear about our great selection of apartments and tours.

2 Responses to “7 Sweet Shops In London”

  1. elizabeth says:

    Is Choccywoccydoodah still open?

  2. Laura says:

    Hi Elizabeth, Unfortunately, it has closed. Such a lovely shop!

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