Pizza is that rare type of food that’s universally-loved. Whether it’s authentic, Italian-style pizza pies, Chicago deep dish or greasy (and delicious) NY slices, it makes for the perfect meal at any time of the day. What arguably makes pizza even better in the age of social media, however, is when the location is just as Instagram-friendly as the food.
We rounded up some of our favorite places in London to hang out with friends, grab some pizza and of course, secure that content for the ‘gram. From chic restaurants to late night slice spots across the city, we’ve got you covered. Scroll below for our full list and don’t forget to check out the best ice-cream places in London for all your dessert needs.
A bona-fide London institution, Voodoo Ray’s has branches in Dalston, Shoreditch and Peckham. Specializing in giant, 22” NY-style pizzas which you can order whole or by the slice, this late-night joint has become one of the city’s most-loved spots. So much so, it’s even spawned a line of merch including T-shirts, tote bags and more. Stop by the Peckham location for a special weekend brunch and the Dalston one for some singalong fun at the adjoining Karaoke Hole bar.
Where: 95 Kingsland High Street, E8 2PB and other locations
Starting as an impromptu back yard supper club, Yard Sale now has four locations across East and North London with dine-in and takeaway options. Serving up traditional favorites like the classic Margherita alongside more interesting flavor combos including vegetables like courgettes and aubergines, it’s the go-to spot for all-round great pizza. If you have a sweet tooth, be sure to check out the selection of ice-cream sandwiches and fresh-baked brownies.
Where: 622 High Road Leytonstone, E11 3DA and other locations
Specializing in plant-based pizza, this millennial pink haven in Chelsea has been expertly designed in partnership with design duo Child Studio. Every corner of this spot is made for Instagram, and that extends to the food and drink menu. Its guilt-free pizzas come with two base options – cauliflower or focaccia – and the flavours include everything from truffle and mushroom to creamy saffron leek and scapece courgette. Humble is definitely a must-visit spot whenever you find yourself in West London.
Where: 342 King’s Rd, SW3 5UR
If you’re after a unique experience, Lost Boys Pizza is a must-visit. The self-proclaimed vampire-themed eatery is named after the cult 1987 teen vampire movie, The Lost Boys, starring Corey Haim, Cory Feldman and Kiefer Sutherland and as such, has a slightly spooky interior and a killer ’80s soundtrack. The pizza comes made with an on-brand charcoal dough, giving it a smoky favour and a dark hue. Stop by for one of its legendary movie screening nights – complete with pizza, of course.
Where: 141 Junction Rd, Archway, N19 5PX
This spacious newly-opened spot in King’s Cross has an unfussy approach to delicious wood-fired pizza, offering classics like pepperoni, calabrese, funghi and rucola pizzas to name a few. The dough is fermented for 72 hours to give it that light and airy finish without compromising on flavor. Pair your meal with one of the house bottled cocktails and if you feel like carrying on the party, head over to SUPERMAX – a hidden bar beneath the restaurant that’s open late.
Where: 14 Handyside St, N1C 4DN
This casual Brick Lane eatery is perfect for grabbing a large slice for a pretty reasonable price. The dough, fermented for over 70 hours is second to none and give the pizza the perfect base with equal amounts of doughy and crispiness. The fun interior has a chilled-out, retro theme with the wood-panelled back area with fairy lights and offbeat decor offering a cozy space for larger groups. If you’re really hungry, you can also order whole pies in either 16” or 20” – and don’t forget to try the cheddar jalapeño garlic bread, too.
Where: 108 Brick Ln, Spitalfields, E1 6RL
This chic South London pizzeria’s offerings are inspired by classic Italian pizza from the Napoli region, but with 400 Rabbits’ own unique twist. The sourdough base acts as the perfect pairing for its luxe toppings like chipotle rolled goats cheese, fior de latte mozzarella, radishes, courgettes and a iberico chorizo. Named after an Aztec legend involving gods of fermentation, it seems only natural that 400 Rabbits also specializes in craft beer. Don’t leave without trying a scoop of its renowned gelato in flavors like malted milk, salted caramel and ricotta, fig and walnut.
Where: 143 Evelina Rd, Nunhead, SE15 3HB and other locations