The Best Bakeries in London You Must Visit!

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If Paris is the place to be for patisseries then London is the ultimate city for baked goods. The Brits certainly know how to bake their way to bakery bliss, with not only some of the most delicious cakes and cookies, but also some of the cutest pastel bakeries that lure you in with both sight and scent (freshly baked cookies – you can’t beat it!) Here are my all time favourites – the best bakeries in London you need to visit!

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Peggy Porschen

Tucked away in the residential neighbourhood of Belgravia, Peggy Porschen is my all time favourite bakery in London if we were to base judgements on looks alone. The gorgeous and girly pink bakery is an instagram photo waiting to happen, and when you step inside you’ll be spoilt for choice with even more pastels and pink! I’d recommend the sugar cookies for both cuteness and being delicious!

116 Ebury Street, Belgravia, London

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Crumbs & Doilies

This one is an all time favourite, having become one of the many fans of the fun, quirky and charismatic Cupcake Gemma who owns the Crumbs & Doilies chain! There are a few dotted around London, but the Kingly Court location is my favourite (its a great area for lunch as well, so be sure to come hungry!) I loved the peanut butter cupcake most, but there were so many pretty choices I could have tried one of each!

1 Kingly Court, London

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A long time favourite, Gail’s is a great bakery to go for some of the best coffee in London and a baked snack. There’s an all day (’til 3pm) brunch menu as well. If you’re up for something a little more hearty, this is a great pick.

128 Wardour Street, Soho, London

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Primrose Bakery

Cuteness overload! One of the cutest bakeries you will find in London with oodles of charm is Primrose Bakery. They sell mostly cupcakes and cookies, but if I’m honest I really just go here for the cute retro vibes! There are a few books by the owners that are for sale in store should you wish to take a little piece of this fave bakery home!

42 Tavistock Street, London

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Melba at the Savoy

Although (much) more on the pricey side, you’ll be spoilt for choice at Melba at the Savoy. If you’re after more of a patisserie (these guys offer oodles of flavours of eclairs), this is the perfect spot to pick up a sweet treat on-the-go. There is limited seating inside, so I’d suggest grabbing a bite and saving it for later in the day (if you can wait, that is!)

The Strand, London

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Ben’s Cookies

A newer addition to my favourite bakeries in London has probably (definitely) the best cookies in town. If you’re more of a cookie kinda person, then look no further. You’ll find oodles of choice and the Covent Garden location is ideal for theatre goers.

13A The Piazza, Covent Garden, London


The Hummingbird Bakery

Finally, the cupcakes at Hummingbird Bakery are also a highlight from London’s baked goodies selection. There are plenty of take-home goodies on offer here, too!

133 Portobello Road, London

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    Suze - Luxury Columnist
    October 10, 2016 at 4:05 am

    I know and love most of these but I’ll have to check out Crumbs and Doilies for sure!

    Marie - Miles of Happiness
    October 8, 2016 at 2:18 pm

    Ohhhh London!
    I would love to go back and do a ‘bakery tour’ 🙂

    Christina @Traveling with Thyme
    October 8, 2016 at 1:06 am

    I’ve tried Ben’s Cookies and they are to die for! I have added the rest to my list 😉

    Nicoli Redmayne
    September 22, 2016 at 2:54 pm

    Local bakery selling fresh bread daily, sandwiches and a wide selection of english cakes including cream donut, scones, and danish pastries etc.

    September 20, 2016 at 4:27 am

    crumbs and doilies are the WINNER. love bens cookies and hummingbird – not so fussed on Primrose, their cakes are dry! There’s a great new place called cutter and squdige on brewer street you should try next time – ooh and choccywoccydoodah

    September 19, 2016 at 7:21 am

    I like the one with Oreo on it!!

    cecelia dowdy
    September 18, 2016 at 12:01 pm

    Wow! Everything looks so delicious! If I ever travel back to London, I’ll be sure to visit some of these tasty spots! Thanks for sharing! 🙂

    September 15, 2016 at 3:52 pm

    Gail’s was my favorite place to get a sweet treat in London!! I feel a London trip happening soon…

    Amy |

    Andreina Gomez
    September 15, 2016 at 11:22 am

    Heading to London in two weeks for only 4 days and planning on trying as many of these as possible! LOL they all sound SOOOO good! Thanks for sharing and making my #sweettooth life easier.

    • Brooke Saward
      September 15, 2016 at 1:02 pm

      Haha! You’re so welcome!!! <3

    Jennifer Rose
    September 15, 2016 at 8:27 am

    Thanks for sharing! I REALLY want to go to London some day!

    September 14, 2016 at 10:18 pm

    Lovely choices! I’m moving to London in the beginning of the next year, and for sure will check your suggestions out!
    xx <3

    Miranda | Miranda's Notebook
    September 14, 2016 at 6:31 pm

    Oh Primrose Bakery is sooo good! I must check out Crumbs & Dollies – it looks amazing! xxx

    September 14, 2016 at 9:47 am

    Tucked this in my saved posts to hopefully be used next year!!! Thank you for sharing!

    September 13, 2016 at 7:32 pm

    I will be in London in December and I am so keen! What better way to ward off a winter chill than with warm beverages and freshly baked goods. I’m drooling over those photos!

    Chloe of beyond blessed
    September 13, 2016 at 5:18 am

    This looks absolutely divine!! Can I have one of each treat?! YUM!!!

    September 13, 2016 at 5:08 am

    This looks so delicious.

    Angie Silver (@SilverSpoonLDN)
    September 13, 2016 at 4:47 am

    I got my wedding cake at Peggy Porschen, I love it there!

    September 13, 2016 at 3:01 am

    Absolutely love your blog, such a fab post. Keep doing what you’re doing and writing these great posts! Please check out my blog if you get a sec. xx

    September 13, 2016 at 2:14 am

    I’ve never visited any of these bakeries (I live in the Netherlands), but I follow most of them on IG. I really enjoy baking using the cookbooks from the Hummingbird Bakery and Crumbs and Doilies! 🙂

    Laura Boni
    September 13, 2016 at 12:37 am

    Such a cute post!! Must try some of these cakes when im next in London, thanks for the recommendations!

    Posh, Broke, & Bored
    September 13, 2016 at 12:37 am

    Don’t forget Maitre Choux in South Kensington! It’s pure Blogger Bait – all that marble, minimalism, and too-pretty-to-eat eclairs. x

    Tanja (the Red phone box travels)
    September 12, 2016 at 10:18 pm

    cool! I’ll check them out next time I’m in London:)

    Sophie Stewart
    September 12, 2016 at 6:15 pm

    This is making me so hungry! They all sounds amazing! Will definitely keep them in mind next time I am in London. Sophie x

    September 12, 2016 at 6:09 pm

    You should try Pearl and Groove bakery at Portobello Road next you are in London. They do great cupcakes too! They are one of my favourites.
    I also do love C&D cupcakes always delicous and so many choices!

    Color Correction
    September 12, 2016 at 3:52 pm

    Yammy Ice-cream.. wow tears come tongue.

    September 12, 2016 at 3:21 pm

    Wow, this seems so ridiculously good! I know C&D, and I have taste many cupcakes of that shop. I love the Nutella one the most.

    • Brooke Saward
      September 12, 2016 at 5:58 pm

      my fave was the peanut butter one! but all so delicious x

    September 12, 2016 at 10:44 am

    oh yum!! i love the looks they look so scrumptious. I should have to save more money if I go to UK now

    Amber Reneè
    September 12, 2016 at 10:18 am

    Oh my yummy goodness. Everything looked so good!

    Amber Reneè

    September 12, 2016 at 8:24 am

    I love Ben’s cookies! I really want to go to Peggy Porschen because it looks so amazing. I move back to London next week so I’m going to save this post for when I’m back <3