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Following the news that superstar Kelis is intent on bringing the boys to the yard with her London pop-up milkshake shop, ‘The Yard’, we are craving our favourite dairy delight. With the two-day pop-up only open until March 18th, it got us thinking where else can we get our shake fix from. 

Here are our 11 favourite London spots to get a seriously good milkshake for the other 363 days of the year. 

Miki’s Paradise

Nestled in Holloway you will find Miki’s Paradise, which should be added to your next cheat-day stop-off pronto. Slurp on incredible shakes including the Naughty Naughty – a mix of  Ferrero Rocher, Kinder Bueno and Nutella; the Caramelised World – a mix of Twix, caramel and toffee; or the Banoffee Bliss, topped with whipped cream, pretzels and sauce.

221A Holloway Rd, London N7 8HG

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Cookies & Scream

If you thought that being vegan would mean missing out on a whopping great milkshake then think again. Serving up a thick vegan ice cream-based shake topped with vegan brownies or cookies and a range of sauces, these are the shakes are what plant-based dreams are made of. 

130 Holloway Road, London, N7 8JE

www.cookiesandscream.com

The Blues Kitchen

Live out your American diner dreams at The Blues Kitchen. Their thick dairy shakes are served up in a sundae glass, complete with cherry on top.

Sip on your flavoured drinks while watching live jazz performances that will transport you back to the ’60s.

Locations at 40 Acre Ln, Brixton, SW2 5SP, 111-113 Camden High St, Camden, NW1 7JN and 134-146 Curtain Rd, Shoreditch, EC2A 3AR

www.theblueskitchen.com

Neat Burger

Lewis Hamilton’s vegan joint has everyone talking and for the right reasons. And it’s not just vegans who have been converted, meat-lovers and dairy-free folk are flocking to get their hands on their vegan shakes.

Choose between chocolate, strawberry or salted caramel for a sweet sugar hit.

4 Princes St, Mayfair, London W1B 2LE

www.neat-burger.com

Black Milk

Instagram-famous for their incredible selection of creamy drinks, Black Milk is the place to go in Soho for a shake.

The sweet-connoisseurs serve up salted caramel, Biscoff and peanut butter shakes (and many more) and you can even pimp your drink for the ultimate dreamy dessert. 

39 Brewer St, Soho, London W1F 9UD

www.blackmilkcereal.com

Maxwell’s

Grease fans can live out their movie fantasies in a retro red booth as they sip on one of Maxwell’s famous shakes. You definitely will not need a side of fries with these bad boys –  these massive freakshakes sit high with cream, sauces and are topped with donuts and cookies. But the fun don’t stop there. Maxwell’s serves up some crazy limited edition freakshakes including the Pokemon, the Spice Girls and a Unicorn-inspired one. Plus the Easter iteration comes served in a whole chocolate, giant egg. Mad. 

34 King Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E 8JD

www.maxwells.co.uk

Shake Shack

All in the name, Shake Shack specialise in two things: burgers and milky drinks. We all need something sugary to cut through a greasy cheeseburgers and their simple but award-winning combo is heavenly.

Keep it simple with a vanilla shake or for an extra buzz, their coffee shakes hit the mark. You can even bring your pampered pooches with you for a pooch-ini and you can indulge on your favourite sweeties together. Cute. 

 

Multiple London locations.

www.shakeshack.co.uk

The Knot

Serving up our favourite sweet treats and known for their warm sugary churros, The Knot’s pretty, pink and wacky shakes are damn good. Their Disney-themed drinks are full of artistic flare and are so pretty you almost don’t want to drink them. 

13 Bute St, South Kensington, London SW7 3EY

www.theknotchurros.co.uk

All Star Lanes

If you’re flagging during a game of ten-pin bowling, then one of All Star’s shakes will surely revive you back to your winning streak. And they’re shakes are by no means boring, enjoy a Key Lime Pie shake or the Bye Bye Miss American Pie shake, finished off with a shot of vodka to really get you ready for your next game. 

Multiple London Locations

www.allstarlanes.co.uk

Yorica

This entirely free-from store serves up none of the big 14 allergens and all of their sweet treats are 100% vegan. Their rice milk shakes come in raspberry, chocolate, caramel, mango and mocha flavours. We also love their oh-so-creamy soft-serve ice cream, so if you’ve got the room, it’s a great addition to your shake.

130 Wardour Street, London, W1F 8ZN

www.yorica.com

Brew Cafe

Good malted milkshakes are hard to come by and our neighbours here in Wandsworth are here to provide the goods. Their Oreo and Malteser shakes are an office favourite and when we need treat. 

342 Old York Rd, Wandsworth, London SW18 1SS

www.brew-cafe.com