DECEMBER 2019: We’ve added Le Café Alain Ducasse, an exclusive industrial-chic venue run in tandem with Le Chocolat Alain Ducasse boutique in Coal Drops Yard. Since we last went a-sipping, several of our fave hot choc spots have opened new branches: check out Ruby Violet in King’s Cross and Farm Girl on the fourth floor of Harvey Nicks.
From marshmallow-topped and cream-covered concoctions to seriously challenging brews (80 percent dark, anyone?), London has a selection of hot chocolates stupendous enough to warm anyone’s cockles in these winter months. We’ve tasted our way around the city’s finest chocolatiers and bijou cafés to find you the best.