Mar 16, 2015

The Best Cake Shops of London

London is known for its high end restaurant and traditional pubs but the English capital is home to also some of the finest cake shops in the world. So if you have a sweet tooth keep reading as we will tell you which are the best cake shops in the city.


But before you go to any one of these shops to indulge your appetite for sweetness make sure that you plan and organize your upcoming relocation. If you don’t have the time to handle your removal or you simply prefer to have a bite of tasty cake, then pick up your telephone and call a professional man and van company to come and help you. Don’t worry about the removal fee because presently more and more moving companies are providing their man and van services at highly reasonable prices.

  • Nestled in the heart of Notting Hill, Lily Vanilli is renowned not just for its artisanal approach but also for its focus on low intervention ingredients, making it a unique spot for cake lovers. Here, the freshly baked delights range from traditional Victoria Sponges to innovative creations like the elderflower wedding cake, which became famously known after Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding.
  • The very pink and very sweet Bake-a-Boo is a tea room bakery that is situated in West Hampstead. The cake shop is known for its delicious Victoria Sponges and Banana Loafs with Passion Fruit Icing. Know that all the products that are sold in the shop have their sugar, gluten, dairy and egg-free versions.
  • For those who prefer something a little more avant-garde, Hummingbird Bakery in South Kensington offers an array of American-style sweet treats, including the much-loved red velvet cupcake and rainbow cakes, adorned with seasonal buttercream that captures the essence of each season.
  • Ms Cupcake is perhaps London’s finest vegan bakery. This means that the baker doesn’t used any butter, eggs, milk, cheese or honey for the production of the tasty sweets that are sold in the cake shop. Ms Cupcake is situated in Brixton and we promise you that you will eat your fingers once you try the cupcakes and cookies.
  • Venturing into South London, Cutter & Squidge stands out with its signature Biskies, a delightful combination of biscuit, cake, and filling, alongside a range of novelty cakes and celebration cakes that are perfect for every occasion. Their salted caramel creations have become a staple for any sweet treat aficionado.
  • The cake shop of Konditor & Cook’s is known throughout the entire capital is not country for its Curly White cake. The cake has a vanilla bean frosting which is decorate with swirls of tasty dark chocolate ganache. The interior of the cake is filled with dark chocolate sponge which is so delicious that you cannot only have one slice. Other known products of Konditor & Cook’s are the Whiskey Bomb and the Dark Chocolate Brownies.
  • Violet Cakes in Hackney, near Victoria Park, is another gem, with its pastry chef having the honor of creating the elderflower wedding cake for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. Their bakery offers a variety of cakes and pastries, including the perfect centrepiece for any celebration, the layer cakes, which are as aesthetically pleasing as they are delicious.
  • Sophie Grey’s Crazy Baker cake shop is situated in Kensal Green and is a must visit bakery if you have never tried a Whoopie Pie. However don’t assume wrongly that the Whoopie Pie is the only mouth-watering creation that Sophie Grey has to offer. After the pie you should also try the artisan bread or any type of the various cupcakes. The French Sourdough and Pain au Choc are client favourites.

As you enjoy your visit, don’t miss the opportunity for a delightful afternoon tea experience, complete with scones, clotted cream, and a selection of earl grey and other teas. This traditional British pastime has been elevated to new heights with the inclusion of scrumptious cakes and freshly baked goods, making it a perfect balance between savory and sweet.

  • The next cake shop is one of the fastest developing bakeries of London. The first shop was opened in Bloomsbury approximately six years ago and just recently it opened a branch near St. Paul’s. The cupcakes of Bea’s of Bloombury are creamy while the marshmallows are handmade. However these aren’t the only products of the shop that will win you as one of their loyal clients.
  • In the bustling atmosphere of Borough Market, Lily Jones (also known as Lily Vanilli) entices with her innovative approach to baked goods, offering everything from traditional sausage rolls to exquisite cardamom buns and Roman-style pizza, all showcasing her commitment to freshly baked and carefully crafted pastries.
  • The final bakery that we will present to you is known as the Primrose Bakery and has shops in Primrose Hill and Covent Garden. Both kids and adults are in love with the deserts that the shops have to offer. When you visit one of the shops make sure that you try the Cocktail Cupcakes as they will certainly make your day much better.

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  • Jeremy Oliver

    Previously serving as a logistics coordinator, Jeremy's comprehensive understanding of the industry gives him the ability to translate complex procedures into easy-to-understand blog posts. He has a particular knack for tackling the intricacies of London's removals scene, from the congested roadways to the unique challenges of navigating historic neighborhoods. As an authentic Londoner, Jeremy combines practical knowledge with his inherent love for the city, offering readers not only information on man with van removals but also local insights and valuable tips.