Hello from London! I'm Kelly. I'm originally from America, but I've lived in London for the last eight years. I started my blog American Cupcake in London a year ago and I am constantly on the lookout for new cupcake and cake centric bakeries to check out as they become more and more popular in London.
London is a fabulous place. I hope my list of the best cupcakeries will entice you to visit, whether you're travelling from far away or within the UK. I've tasted the amazing, the intriguing, and the bad (so you don't have to!), and have made a list of the best cupcake sellers in London. Time Out recently issued their top picks and I couldn't disagree with them more! Here are my picks listed in no particular order.
Chocolate Cupcake from Peggy's
The Peggy Porschen Parlour is undeniably the cutest in London. Peggy is originally from Germany and is famous for making celebrity cakes. Situated in posh Belgravia, the newly opened parlour offers a selection of cupcakes (£3.50) such as black forest, lemon and chocolate. Peggy's offers a variety of handpicked tea blends to go with your cupcakes. Be warned the shop is filled with gorgeous cupcake stands and books to purchase!
Rhubarb & Custard Cupcake from Love Bakery
The Love Bakery is situated in Chelsea and opened in 2009. The Love Bakery in my opinion has the best tasting cakes. Earl Gray and Rhubarb & Custard are two of the more intriguing flavors on offer and are reasonably priced starting at £1.65 each. Can't make it to London? The Love Bakery also has a recipe book (Love Bakery), and I use it all the time. The recipes are the real deal from the bakery.
Peanut Butter Cupcake from Ella's
Ella's Bakehouse is operated and owned by former supermodel Lorraine Pascale. Lorraine is not only beautiful, she's recently starred in her own program on the BBC, "Baking Made Easy" with accompanying recipe book (Lorraine Bakes. Lorraine Pascale). The shop is only the size of a shoebox but is in the fabulous area of Covent Garden so get your cupcake to go! I recommend the peanut butter cupcake!
Grapefruit Cupcake from Ms. Cupcake
Ms. Cupcake is London's first Vegan Bakery. She has just opened the doors of her shop in Brixton on April 1st. Ms. Cupcake set up her business about one year ago selling in some of London's best food markets and not without some controversy! In addition to the shop she still trades at the markets on select days. She makes wonderful and intriguing flavors such as Bounty, Grapefruit and Cherry Bakewell (£2.00). Tasting these you would not believe that they're vegan. It's also worth a visit to see what cupcake hat she's wearing!
I set up a "London Cupcake Tourist Map" when I started my blog so I could keep track of where I've been and list all of the addresses if you're feeling adventurous.