The must-see luxury chocolate shops of London

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Even the sweets and treats in London are some of the most luxurious in the world. Amongst the high-end retailers in the city, you’ll find a selection of chocolatiers that specialise in creating works of culinary art.

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Paul A Young

Wardour Street, London

With three different locations in London, this popular chocolatier has gained a reputation for creating some of the most beautiful designs on the market. It is the weird and wonderful taste infusions that have generated so much buzz around Paul A Young’s chocolate boutiques. Subtle dark chocolate and marmite is just one example of the quirky flavours you can find. If that doesn’t do it for you, try something a little sweeter and go for the passion fruit curd and sea salt caramel. This experimental chocolatier is a must-see if you’re looking for luxury chocolates.

Melt

Ledbury Road, London

This gorgeous boutique is known for crafting some of the most delicious chocolates in London and has become a go-to spot for chocolate addicts and those with a sweet tooth. As you step into one of the three boutiques that are dotted around Central London, the sweet aroma will instantly fill you with joy. The open-plan kitchen is what sets this upscale sweet shop apart from the rest as it gives you a chance to watch the master chocolatiers at work. Some of the local favourites include white chocolate pistachio and hot chocolate cubes which you can stir into a cup of warm milk and enjoy on a cold day.

Artisan du Chocolat

Westbourne Grove, London

If you’re looking for the very best when it comes to chocolate, this trend-setting boutique is definitely worth checking out. Known throughout the London culinary scene for setting the bar, Artisan du Chocolat was responsible for creating the salted caramel flavour that has now become a sensation. The concept was thought up especially for Gordon Ramsay’s famous restaurant in 2002 and has since been adopted by chefs, bakers and chocolatiers all over. Salted caramel isn’t this chocolate shop’s only claim to fame, however. Take a look inside and check out what other chocolate treasures you can find.

Pierre Marcolini

Marylebone High Street, London

This exclusive chocolate brand maintains its exclusivity with only one London location. Imagine that a high-end London jewellery boutique swapped out its diamond rings for expertly-crafted chocolates. That is the style of décor you’ll find when you step inside Pierre Marcolini. The time and care that goes into the wide selection of luxury pralines, ganaches and macarons is incredible. After browsing the immaculate displays, pick your selection and take home your luxury treats in a personalised jewellery box.