By Amanda Gegg
Now that 2019 is in full swing, we can’t be blamed for craving a little bit of fun and indulgence to see us through to summertime. As much as we hate to admit it, for many of us this involves seeking out new and exciting ways to satisfy our sweet tooth and thankfully London is a veritable treasure trove of confectionary-based fun, catering to the taste buds of even the most discerning palettes among us…
Dark Sugars, Brick Lane
Making the decision to visit the Dark Sugars Cocoa House is a win-win situation in our book: not only will you get to experience the best hot chocolate of your life, made with deliciously rich Ghanaian cocoa beans but you’ll also get to witness the good vibes of a homegrown passionate company, which sums up everything great about London culture.
The Fantastical Chocolate Festival, 20-21 April, The Clapham Grand
Inspired by the loveable eccentricity of ‘Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory’, The Fantastical Chocolate Festival really does have something for everyone including live music, arts and crafts for the Little’uns and most importantly, a whole lot of chocolate!
Melt London, Holland Park and Notting Hill
Whether you’re a sucker for innovative chocolate flavours or even just a very Instagram-worthy boutique, Melt London is the place for you. You can even watch the magic happening in their open-view kitchen, or if that’s not enough you can even take part yourself in one of their artisan classes.
Kennard’s Artisan Chocolates, Pop-Ups Across London
Definitely a shining beacon for vegan chocolate-lovers, Kennard’s have made a point of experimenting with a wide range of ingredients to create the most unimaginably delicious dairy-free confectionary.
Spun Candy Masterclass Store, Whitechapel
If you fancy yourself a bit of a confectionary connoisseur then why not try your hand at a Spun Candy Masterclass, where you’ll be guided on a step-by-step journey towards making your very own colourful and delicious spun lollipops.
M&M’s World, Leicester Square/Piccadilly
Considering it is the proud owner of the world’s largest candy wall, there’s no denying that M&M’s World isn’t an experience for those who like a bit of peace and quiet. However, it really is a sight to behold and well worth a visit to the tourist hub of Leicester Square.
Choccywoccydoodah, Covent Garden
If you haven’t yet visited the eccentrically wonderful chocolate fairy tale that is Choccywoccydoodah, then you don’t know what you’re missing. The only problem is their magnificent chocolate artworks mean you can’t always tell what’s chocolate in their decadent showroom and what isn’t.