The best hot chocolate winter warmers

Find out where the ultimate hot spots are for hot chocolate in London

The best hot chocolate winter warmers

Christmas is just around the corner and the weather is not getting any warmer! That’s why you should sit in front of the fire, or curled up inside a blanket, with a nice book or watch your favourite Christmas film.

However, unfortunately humans aren’t hibernating mammals; so when you do have to leave the house, make sure you keep yourself warm. And can you think of a better way to keep warm than by treating yourself to a delicious hot chocolate?

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1.       Choccywoccydoodah

The chocolate shop, Choccywoccydoodah, where all your dreams come true also sell various types of hot chocolate; I mean all your dreams must just have come true now, right? You can choose between dark, milk or white hot chocolate, which is accompanied with hot milk, marshmallows, cream and a chocolate straw. (My stomach just growled at me when I wrote that!)

Price: From £3.99

Location: 30-32 Fouberts Place, Carnaby, London, W1F 7PS
Website: https://www.choccywoccydoodah.com/locations/bar-du-chocolat-35.html

2.       Hotel Chocolat

You may have seen Hotel Chocolat shops around, but did you know that some of the stores also have cafes. There are four different cafes in London where you can get one of these warming hot chocolate: Rabot 1745, Covent Garden Piazza, Covent Garden and there’s also one at Euston train station. There’s plenty of choice with six different hot chocolate drinks to choose from, with an additional 2 winter choices!

Price: From £3.50

Location: 10 The Market, The Piazza, Covent Garden, London, WC2E 8RB

Website: http://www.hotelchocolat.com/uk/cocoa-bar-cafes.html 

3.       Artisan du Chocolat

Artisan du Chocolat in Notting Hill provides various hot chocolate choices, such as gingerbread, mint, cinnamon, coffee and a classical chocolate version. The incredible beverages are made up of: 70 percent Colombian chocolate, milk and cream, which make it the ideal winter warmer for all hot chocolate enthusiasts.

Price: From £3.50

Location: 81 Westbourne Grove, Notting Hill, W2 4UL

Website: https://www.artisanduchocolat.com/

 4.       Paul A Young Fine Chocolates

Paul A Young Fine Chocolates creates an Aztec-style hot chocolate drink which is made without milk and instead uses a 100 percent cocoa powder, 70 percent chocolate and light muscovado sugar. The store has three locations in London, including: Islington, Bank and Soho.

Price: From £3.95

Location: 143 Wardour Street, Soho, W1F 8WA

Website: http://www.paulayoung.co.uk/

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5.       Said

Originating from Rome, Said chocolatiers are situated on Broadwick Street in Soho, so if you are busy doing your Christmas shopping and need to take a break, this is the ideal hot chocolate stop. Whatever your hot chocolate preference you can find it here, choose between dark, milk or gianduja.

Price: From £2.50

Location: 41 Broadwick Street, Soho, W1F 9QL

Website: http://said.it/en/london/

6.       Ruby Violet

With premium Belgian chocolate, which is sourced from a cocoa farm in West Africa, the hot chocolates at Ruby Violet are something special. Although there is only a choice of two variations, you’ll be sure to find the right kind of hot chocolate heaven you are in need of.

Price: From £2.50

Location: 188 Fortress Road, London, NW5 2HL

Website: https://www.rubyviolet.co.uk  

7.       Jaz and Juls

Jaz and Juls is situated near Islington and is a delightful café with an array of all things sweet; chocolate, cake, waffles and, most importantly, hot chocolate! With 15 different types of hot chocolate, you’ll be spoilt for choice and could easily spend all day here sampling them all.

Price: From £2.80

Location: 1 Chapel Market, London, N1 9EZ

Website: http://www.jazandjuls.co.uk/

8.       Red Door Café

If you’re looking for something closer to Greenwich, then there’s a very intimate café near Greenwich market with friendly staff and a welcoming atmosphere. There are various hot chocolates to choose from that can cater to all, including a vegan hot chocolate.

Price: From £2.50

Location: 10 Turnpin Lane, Greenwich, SE10 9JA

Website: http://www.reddoorgallery.co.uk/