Treat yourself to some seriously good confection
Rococo chocolates are some of the most delicious you'll find in London, and this beautiful little shopfront in Belgravia is its flagship store. You'll be delighted by the whimsical confections and their beautiful, hand drawn packaging, and the great thing is that even a small bar - of their classic sea salt milk chocolate, for instance - will keep you going a lot longer than you'd expect. There's a small garden cafe and the last time I was there, on a baking hot day, they were selling delicious ice lollies that were exactly what the situation required. Take a peek - you'll feel like you've just arrived in Wonderland.
By Emma John, AFAR Local Expert
A taste of London's best chocolates
I may not know London very well but given that I always follow my belly, it came as little surprise that I managed to sniff out what is said to be Britain's top chocolatier during a quick trip. With fair trade chocolates, bonbons, eggs, marshmallows, caramels and a variety of other award-winning sweets presented in novelty packaging and over-sized jars, the kid-in-a-candy-story feeling washed over me immediately. As did indecision - how could I possibly choose just one treat to taste and one treat to take home? I went with a mixed tasting selection of multi-origin dark chocolate at the recommendation of one of the chocolate experts on staff and a Madagascar Vanilla marshmallow for an on-site sweet fix. With so much more to sample, Rococo has been moved to the top of my to-do list for my next trip across the channel! Multiple locations across London.
By Lindsey Tramuta, AFAR Contributor
3 Moxon St, Marylebone, London W1U 4EP, UK
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Mon - Sat 10am - 6:30pm