Melt is London’s Most Luxurious Chocolate company.
We are the only Chocolate Company that makes, retails and has its head-quarters in Central London. Melt is London’s Chocolatier and is based in Notting Hill, with one shop at 59 Ledbury Road a short walk from the famous Portobello Road and another shop at 6 Clarendon Road, at the heart of Holland Park, in the Borough of Kensington & Chelsea. We can also be found in Selfridges, Oxford Street. We have had many collaborations with some of London’s top chefs – Mark Hix, Skye Gygnell at Petersham Nurseries and Bill Granger at Granger & Co.
Melt is unique in that it makes its sublime chocolates in front of you while you watch, so our shops are a delight to all your senses.
You will see chocolates being handmade in our kitchens, you will smell the chocolates as they are tempered and you will love the sublime taste of our chocolates. You can talk to our chocolatiers and if you would like to learn more, you can join our courses to learn about chocolate or discover how to make truffles. These courses are ideal for adults, teenagers and kids (who especially love the lollipop courses). So, for locals wanting to enjoy London’s decadence or those just visiting London, it makes a wonderful addition to your trip.
Chocolate in London
Melt’s boutiques are chic white shops in central London founded by Louise Nason, but Chocolate and London have a long and colourful association. Chocolate is widely believed to have began its conquest of London as a hot chocolate emporium under the name of Mrs. White's Chocolate House. This famously became White’s Club in St James’s Street. Jonathan Swift referred to White's as the "bane of half the English nobility." A Club whose debauched goings on earned it the title of "the most fashionable hell in London" and was immortalised by Hogarth in his Rake's Progress. Sir Hans Sloane is often credited with bringing Chocolate to London after he returned from Jamaica as a physician. Melt has collaborated with the Sir Hans Sloane Museum for many years, and there you can see the picture of White’s Club in Hogarth’s paintings. The Crème de la Crème of 17th Century London society congregated at chocolate houses and you will see that little has changed when you visit Melt’s fashionable Notting Hill shops.