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The best London bakeries delivering fresh bread during lockdown

The softest, freshest most fragrant baked goods, ordered online and delivered to your front door

Joe Mackertich
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Joe Mackertich
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Eat it, smell it, roll around on huge piles of it. Bread. London excels when it comes to loaves, pastries, pies and the like. We’ve compiled a list of our favourite loaf-creators, all of whom will drop delicious freshly baked goods at your door.

These businesses are all bakeries that make their own loaves and buns fresh on the premises every day. If you’re looking for cakes, treats and other confections, check out our list of the best places delivering desserts in London. And if you’re after food of a more savoury variety, you might be interested in our constantly updating directories of local businesses delivering fish and meat, fruit and vegetable boxes and other miscellaneous groceries. Want meat? Here's meat.

Great London bakeries doing delivery

The Borough Market bake shop and baking school has adapted well to lockdown, offering all sorts of breads, doughnuts, pastries and buns. They also offer an e-learning platform!

Delivery: Now across all of London. Click and collect service from our Borough Market, Chelsea and Wembley bakeries.

This Deptford bakery specialises in sourdough and long-fermentation bread. It also makes patisserie and sweet treats.

Delivery: Orders take at least 48 hours to arrive. Delivery days are Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. No delivery fee, but the minimum order is £10. South-east London only.

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An award-winning sourdough bakery in north London, currently offering a limited range of bread, buns, pastries and flour.

Delivery: To NW5, N7 and N19 postcodes. Each delivered product carries with it a fee of £1. Collections from the shop are also available.

Handmade buns, treats and loaves from the people who brought you Gail’s. These guys have been around for 25 years and thus proclaim themselves to be ‘London’s leading artisan bakery’. A bold claim!

Delivery: You need to order through the very good Foodchain app.

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The Bread Station
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This operation sends out organic wares from its base in London Fields. Big boxes featuring jams and all sorts are also available.

Delivery: Various north and east London postcodes. Orders are processed, handmade and dispatched two days after they’re logged.

These Hackney-based guys support and employ refugees and will send you a great box of freshly baked breads and buns for £18. Well worth your patronage. They also offer subscriptions.

Delivery: Free for all of London! Very nice.

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A very well-known wholesale craft bakery in Tottenham. It has one sourdough starter that’s 15 years old! Loaves, buns, rolls, the lot.

Delivery: Only specific, local postcodes (check the site). Minimum order is £15 and there’s a three quid delivery charge.

A very charming local artisan bakery that delivers by bicycle to homes near its south-east London shop. It will also drop off some locally roasted coffee if you want.

Delivery: Brockley, Telegraph Hill, Nunhead, Crofton Park, Honor Oak, Hilly Fields and Ladywell only.

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More sane than its name implies. An artisan baker in north-west London that supplies lots of restaurants and other venues. You might have seen its café on the Harrow Road.

Delivery: Orders are made over the phone or email for (hopefully) next-day delivery.

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Daylesford is a proper lockdown powerhouse, supplying London with all manner of organic goods. Loads of loaves, fruit breads and cakes are on offer, all freshly made.

Delivery: All of London. Free delivery for customers living near Daylesford farm shops.

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Dalston heroes (and occasional Time Out collaborators) Dusty Knuckle help the community while churning out high-quality baked goods. One of our faves.

Delivery: Free if your order is over £40. To E1, E2, E3, E5, E8, E9, EC1, EC2, N1, N4, N5, N7, N15, N16, NW5, SE5, SE15, SE22, W2, W8, W9, W10 and W11.

That’s famous baker and podcaster Elizabeth Kerr to you, buddy. You can only order brownies and cakes (both of the ‘cup’ and ‘not cup’ varieties), but they look very good.

Delivery: Courier for Zones 1 and 2 is available. Deliveries are dispatched on Thursdays, and usually take two days to arrive. Orders can also be collected from the bakery’s Islington shop.

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A ‘free-from’ artisan microbakery based in south London. That means you won’t find gluten, dairy and wheat but you will find flavoursome tasties.

Delivery: You have to send a message or text to place your order.

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  • Clapham

Lots and lots of totally gluten-free stuff on offer here, including nut brownies, white chocolate bites, carrot and walnut cakes, and something called a bienenstich. Oh yeah, and normal bread too.

Delivery: All London postcodes.

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More types of sourdough than we knew existed. Plenty of buns, cakes and croissant-type things too, sent out from its 50 stores across London.

Delivery: Prompt, as you'd expect from a chain. Gail’s says it’ll get your order to your door within 48 hours. Minimum order is £20.

Sourdough subscription service! Your middle-class prayers have been answered. Loaf of the week, once a week, is £6.50, but there are monthly and six-monthly payment options too.

Delivery: To postcodes across all of London. Check here to see if yours is included.

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‘These are crumpets as you have never experienced before’ teases the website. And who the hell are we to quibble?

Delivery: All of London, but batches are freshly made to order.

Cakes, choccy blocks (technical term) and cookies, available to order from this ethical, vegan London kitchen.

Delivery: Super-swift to EC, WC, NW1 and N1. A bit longer for everywhere else.

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Paul Rhodes
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  • Greenwich

Mastercrafted baked goods from Greenwich’s supplier of superior loaves. Paul Rhodes has a mouth-wateringly massive range of products and justifiably bills itself as one of the UK’s leading independent bakers.

Delivery: Within an eight-mile radius of Greenwich.

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  • London Fields

The east London park mainstay is offering ‘street drops’ of its signature white and brown loaves.

Delivery: Orders are taken from Monday to Friday, with deliveries made the following week. Minimum order is six loaves, so, uh, you better really like bread. Shoreditch, Homerton, Hackney, Islington, Bethnal Green and Dalston only.

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The internationally renowned French-style bakery is offering its range of fresh breads, flans, biscuits and pastries and for home delivery.

Delivery City-wide, if ordered through Poilâne’s website. Orders through Deliveroo are delivered to the south-west London area only. No minimum orders!

A south London sourdough bakery with a great range of loaves and buns. A £20 ‘treat box’ is also available.

Delivery: Orders are sent out roughly 48 hours after they’re placed. Bermondsey, Peckham, Chelsea, East Dulwich, St Katharine Docks, and all SE postcodes only.

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  • Caledonian Road

A local’s favourite situated on the Caledonian Road, Sunflour is a proper London bakery that deserves your support.

Delivery: Local to the Cally? Use the In my tum service to get Sunflour’s range of breads, pasties and charming right cakes to your door.

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