The main glut of gelaterias is in the West End. The above map does not show all the options of frozen desserts as I have not tried the ice-cream parlours in the area and don’t believe frozen yoghurt is an option when gelato is around.
My top pick in London will always be Gelupo. Their quality is brilliant, the flavours seasonal and interesting and their staff always friendly. Feel free to ask for any samples if you want to dip your toe in before taking the leap. Their sorbets are also out of this world amazing and their bitter chocolate is pure heaven on earth.
That said if you are a little far from Archer Street, Covent Garden offers a good selection. La Gelateria probably offers the most interesting flavours and you can also find them on Maltby Street on the weekend. Gelateria Danieli has a number of stores in London, including one in Richmond Park if you find yourself out for a wander in that end of London. Gelatorino also has a more traditional feel to it but a good selection and also convenient placed.
There are also a couple gelaterias if you head out of the West End, though not as many as I would like! I’ve made a gelato map of ones that I have tried (including a few ice-cream parlours too – their in blue on the map).
My next favourite is probably 3Bis Gelateria at Borough Market. They have chocolate sauce on tap! Literally. Need I say more. The perfect spot for grabbing a refreshing gelato after scooping up all the food in the market.
Notting Hill offers you Dri Dri which offers parties – but unfortunately these are only for kids.
If you are heading to Broadway Market (Saturdays) or even further East to Chatsworth Road (Sundays) in the Summer months you can find the lovely Sophie of Chateaux Gelato who chooses a selection of flavours from the top London gelaterias to offer each week.
I am sure there are others but these are the ones I have tried. If you have other suggestions leave a comment!