Best Pizza in London
If you're looking to track down the kind of quality pizza that wouldn't look out of place in the very best pizzeria's in Naples, this one's for you. We've put together a tried-and-tested list of the very best places to get a pizza in London, so whether you're mad for a margherita, passionate for a pepperoni or crazy for a capricciosa, we've got it covered. Check out our list and see if you agree!
Last updated on 14th October 2016
Specialising in artisan pizzas and deliciously-bespoke cocktails, Margaritas is a fresh new London pop-up arriving at 1930s styled Manze's Pie and Mash Shop this November. Your £10 tickets gets you one freshly made margherita pizza, plus one complimentary margarita of your choosing. Stick around for a funk-soul-house fuelled set from Handsome Inferno post-pizza.
Old Street Records promises authentic Italian pizzas washed down with bespoke cocktails and a varied drinks menu. It’s also one of the best spots for live music in Shoreditch, with regular EP launches, new bands and established live acts all turning out to make this one of the coolest hangouts in east London. More pizza? Why not try out Venn St Records too.
Craving food in Farringdon? A dose of Italy perhaps? Then head to Barsmith as this cool and laid-back bar promises some of the best and most affordable pizzas in London. Set alongside their lush selection of cocktails, the handmade pizzas at Barsmith are a top way to dine on any evening in the city.
Half speakeasy, half American diner, The Hoxton Seven generates an undeniably cool atmosphere in which to tuck into one of their famed authentic pizzas. The menu features great strength in depth, be sure to sample the pomodorini, mozzarella, gorgonzola, aubergines, courgettes and mushrooms offering, you won't be disappointed.
The Escapologist’s quirky theme and refined cocktail list might take a lot of the headlines, but mention must also go to the venue’s delicious, cheese-drenched pizzas. They’re served up in beautifully designed surroundings described as “part modern-day Victorian men’s club, part Masonic Lodge”, and there’s a fun yet refined list of cocktails to glug down on the side.
The Alice take pride in the strength of their food and it’s their pizza section that steals the show. Serving up eight varieties of doughy Italian goodness, you can snap up a very tasty Margharita for just £7.95 in the heart of the City. There’s light options if you’re on a diet and an Onion Ring Tower of Pizza stacked with chicken, peppers, pepperoni and jalapenos if you’re going all out.
With huge glass windows joining the ceiling and the floor, and floods of natural light framing the entire bar, the Common Old Oak in Willesdon is a favourite spot for North West London's locals. The dark, rough wooden bar is the first thing that grips you as soon as you enter, and is stocked full of all the finest locally sourced craft beers and real ales in London. Completing the experience, the team of chefs have worked tirelessly to offer a menu of delectable pizzas, all cooked in the bar's own wood-fired oven.
The Chelsea Pensioner offers the perfect combination of high quality beers and flatbread pizzas. Sink your teeth in to a tasty meal whilst being entertained by live bands or comedians and if the weathers nice you can even dine alfresco in the secret beer garden and soak up the sunshine.
Islington’s The Vineyard offers eight mouth-watering options at very affordable prices. There’s a little something for everyone on the menu, with options ranging from the classic Margherita to the Dallas Delli via their renowned Onion Ring Tower of Pizza! Each comes in at around the £8 mark, and you’re welcome to add all sorts of toppings at 95p a go.
The best things in London start with P. Ping Pong and Pizza. No questions asked. The Bat and Ball combines both for some of the best East London grub. Head over to Stratford for a round of table tennis followed by a brew and slice from local pizzeria, Well Street Pizza. You can have yourself a slice for just £3 or have a sharable pie for friends.
Perfect for those feeling a bit peckish in Paddington, Heist Bank is the place to go for those looking to enjoy pizza in London. A industrial haunt with craft beers on their side, peruse the pizza menu and tuck into a roster of wood-fired, artisan bites.
Looking for somewhere fun and slightly edgy to enjoy some pizza moments from Clapham Junction? Northcote Records has you covered, serving mouth-watering pizzas which start from just £6. There’s also live bands taking the stage six nights of the week and a solid range of cocktails to savour at this fun-time haunt.
Deliberately subtle on street level, Dream Bags Jaguar Shoes is in fact a quirky Shoreditch bar with a continually changing interior theme, always maintaining a sense of artistic atmosphere and home to art shows and events alike. This kookie-cool bar has another hidden treasure however - its pizza! Fresh, juicy and stone-baked, it is here you'll be trying your taste-buds at the cheesy, tomato sweetness as you pick from its speckled and super scrummy selection.
Based on the 1st floor of a hidden, Mayfair building, the Mayfair Pizza Co. is fast becoming the opulent area's most popular pizzeria. With a compelling menu of thin, crispy pizzas topped with the most mouth-watering toppings and spices, and an impressive wine display, everything about this cosy haunt oozes class. Beautifully decorated, it offers guests a laid-back evening in Mayfair without the alarming prices.
This Hackney-based, canal-hugging pizzeria offers an impressive variety of ingredients across its range of seven stone-baked pizzas. There's everything from Middle Eastern Lamb to Red Onion, Courgette and Feta, so the venue accommodates for all tastes.
When it comes to pizza, Pizza East are pros. With a hand made ciabatta style dough as a base and seasonal, locally produced toppings, what more could you want? Whether you are in the mood for a classic such as the margherita or something a bit more adventurous such as veal meatballs, Pizza East has you covered.
Serving traditional Italian food in a contemporary industry space, Pizza East in Shoreditch offers their customers a range of hand made pizzas. Specialising in local and seasonal produce, Pizza East ensure all their toppings are fresh, delicious and complement the ciabatta style base perfectly. With a bar too, Pizza East serve a range of drinks which perfectly complement their rustic handmade pizzas.
There's a strong list of cheap and cheerful pizzas to be had at this endearing warehouse-based restaurant in Hackney. We're confident that you'd like any option on the menu, but the Black Anise Pepperoni Pizza - with its homemade pepperoni, subtle seasoning and lashings of mozzarella - stands out as a particular crowd-pleaser that really ought to be tried.
The folks at this Hackney pub know what they're doing when it comes to preparing their pizzas. Every one is built upon an authentic sour dough base comprising of the finest imported Italian flour in their impressive wood fired oven. The Margherita can be snapped up for a seriously competitive £6.50 (especially when you consider its 2-4-1 on Fridays), but the stand out option here is the Hackney Hot, comprising of spicy pepperoni and chilli which can be as hot as you like. Try it if you dare!
The list of exceptional stone baked pizzas at The Lauriston is, for lack of a better word, magisterial. If you want to be spoilt for choice, this one is for you - there are a whole host of tasty options for you to consider - and you can rest safe in the knowledge that they've been constructed using only the finest and freshest produce. Oh, and if you're visiting between Monday to Friday, 12pm to 4pm, selected 10 inch pizzas are available for just a fiver. Bargain.