The Crème De La Crème Of London's Milkshake Hotspots

Photo of Joséphine Gambade
11 June 2018

The art of the Milkshake is one that has enchanted many foodies over the generations. From the 1950s onwards, the London Milkshake scene has continued to grow. We check out the top 10 places in London to satisfy your Milkshake cravings.

The Diner

Restaurant, American, Dessert, $$$
The Diner’s Oreo Milkshake is deliciously memorable. Served in a tall glass with a refill option available, it could easily be a substitute for dinner. With an authentic 1950s American Diner theme, this is the ideal place to revel in the icy mixture, with wonderful background music and equally as delicious food.


Sblended is great for a milkshake on the go. Located in various places around the city, it offers customers a wide selection of flavours and toppings, including fruits such as mango or cherry, sweets like Jelly Beans or mini marshallows, or even cakes, like strawberry shortcake or apple pie.

Various Locations across London

Riding House Café

Restaurant, Brasserie, Cafe, British, $$$
The Riding House Café | Courtesy of The Riding House Café

More than a milkshake bar, Riding House Café has a varied cafe menu. Its Hard Shakes are certainly worth trying though. with flavours such as Pie & Scoop, a combination of Beefeater gin, crème de mure liqueur, meon, vanilla ice cream, milk, and cream. The blends are light and sweet, a perfect way to end lunch or dinner.

Shake Shack

Restaurant, Market, British, $$$
Veggie Burger from Burger Craft
Veggie Burger from Burger Craft | Courtesy of The Burger Craft
After years of yearning for those delicious Two Chocolate milkshakes, the popular American brand Shake Shack finally made its entrance into the London milkshake scene. When craving the proper American blend, Shake Shack is the place to go. Located right in the heart of the Covent Garden Piazza, it’s ideal for a break after a day in London’s busiest shopping area.


Market, BBQ, American, $$$
MEATmarket is not only famous for its burgers or, even better, its cocktails, but also for the wonderful ‘Soft and Hard Shakes’ it offers. Its selection is simple but made with great products and served in generous portions. The menu includes the famous Market Bourbon shake, which is composed of Maple Syrup, Bourbon, and vanilla ice cream. The market itself does not take reservations and its reputation precedes it, so it is recommended that you arrive early.

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