10 Desserts That You Must Try On Your London Tour

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Desserts in London

London is a vibrant culinary hub with a diverse dessert scene. When on your London tour, you can indulge in classic favourites like sticky toffee pudding and modern delights like Banoffee pie to have a sweet taste of London.

Traditional British pie prepared for the ocassion of Thanksgiving | Shutterstock

Sticky Toffee Pudding

Sticky Toffee Pudding is a classic British dessert made with moist sponge cake, chopped dates, and toffee sauce, and often served with ice cream or custard. Its rich caramel flavour and gooey texture make it a must-try treat.

A serving of Sticky Toffee Pudding | Shutterstock

Eton Mess

Eton Mess is a traditional English dessert named after Eton College. It combines crushed meringue, fresh strawberries, and whipped cream to create a light and refreshing treat.

Eton Mess with Fresh Berries is served | Shutterstock

Victoria Sponge Cake

The Victoria Sponge Cake is a classic British teatime treat named after Queen Victoria. It's a light, fluffy sponge cake filled with raspberry jam and cream or buttercream, perfect for afternoon tea and special gatherings.

Victoria Sponge Cake with cream and berries | Shutterstock

Treacle Tart

Treacle Tart is a traditional British dessert filled with golden syrup, breadcrumbs, and lemon juice. It offers a delightful balance of sweetness and a hint of citrus, often served warmly with clotted or vanilla ice cream.

Treacle tart photographed on white marble | Shutterstock

Bakewell Tart

The Bakewell Tart is a delicious dessert originating from the town of Bakewell. It features a shortcrust pastry filled with jam and frangipane and topped with flaked almonds.

Traditional Bakewell Tart | Shutterstock

Banoffee Pie

Banoffee Pie is a delightful mix of bananas, toffee, and cream on a biscuit base, often topped with chocolate shavings. This rich dessert is a modern British classic loved for its indulgent flavours.

A delicious platter of Banoffee Pie | Shutterstock

Lemon Drizzle Cake

Lemon Drizzle Cake is a light, zesty sponge cake soaked in tangy lemon syrup, creating a moist texture and vibrant flavour. This British staple perfectly balances sweet and sour, invigorating and satisfying.

A shot of delicious Lemon Drizzle Cake | Shutterstock

Rhubarb Crumble

Rhubarb Crumble is a classic British dessert featuring tart rhubarb filling topped with a crumbly buttery mixture. It's often served with custard or cream and strikes a delightful balance between the rhubarb's sharpness and the crumble's sweetness.

A close-up shot of Rhubarb Crumble | Shutterstock

Eccles Cake

Eccles Cakes are small, round pastries filled with currants and spiced with nutmeg and cinnamon, wrapped in flaky puff pastry. Named after the town of Eccles, these traditional British cakes offer a rich, fruity filling and a crispy exterior, perfect for a sweet snack on the go.

A stack of Eccles Cake | Shutterstock

Spotted Dick

Spotted Dick is a classic British suet pudding with dried fruits, often served with custard. It has a dense, moist texture and a rich, fruity flavour, making it a memorable treat.

Spotted Dick served on a plate | Shutterstock

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