Dom Bewley

Best Pizza In London You Need To Try Once

In the Guinness Book of Records, there's one food that holds the record as the world's favourite. On average, 98% of the planet voted for pizza. This is an absolute lie. But it should be true. Because pizza is the cheese that binds us. The sauce we walketh over. And the warm, doughy bread we layeth our heads on to rest. If you're like us, you'll only accept the best slice around. You deserve it, champ. And thankfully, this list of the best pizza in London will get you filled fast.


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Courtesy of Homeslice[/caption] If you're looking for a big ol' slice of New York-style pizza, it doesn't get much better than Homeslice. Order by the slice or splash out on a huge 20" behemoth, and gorge on its utter bliss. Its location-wide menu includes stand-outs like mushroom, ricotta. pumpkin seed & chilli - trust us, it's better than it has any right to be. But each location also has its own signature pizzas, so visit every one, and get them all stamped on your little Homeslice card. You'll be rewarded with one free pizza of your choice. Seven pizzas for the price of six, and you'll love every single one of them. V

Yard Sale

Leytonstone, Clapton, Finsbury Park, Walthamstow

Yard Sale pride themselves on making "Simple, good pizza", and judging by their growing number of shops, it's clearly working for them. Primarily a takeaway, never-the-less you can still get a seat if you're passing by. They've got your usual fare of margeritas and pepperoni-topped pizzas, as well as the Cour Blimey, with courgettes and pancetta, and The Popeye, a white pizza with mushrooms, spinach, and pecorino cheese. They also offer gluten-free bases and vegan cheese for all their pizzas, so no matter your dietary needs, Yard Sale has you covered. GF, VG, V

Sweet Thursday

De Beauvoir Town

Sweet Thursday has been around for a few years now and somehow hasn't blown up like some of the others on this list. Certainly a local treasure, its unassuming facade opens out into a lovely authentic pizzeria with tonnes of tables. The pizza there is also immense, with a host of Italian classics alongside pizzas with pumpkin paste sauce. Diners will find a rather extensive wine menu too, as Sweet Thursday doubles as a wine bar. Pizza and wine. You'll feel fine. Trust us, this time. GF, VG, V

Voodoo Rays

Dalston, Shoreditch, Peckham Like Homeslice, Voodoo Rays does pizza NY-style. Big slices. Big taste. They're open late too, so they're perfect for a post-night soak up. Or even spend your evening there, as they have a host of craft beers from some of the biggest breweries like Beavertown and Brooklyn. Their pizza is sublime too, and with their American diner-style order system, you'll be encouraged to get up and order a few more plates throughout your stay. And if you're not into gluten, they also do GF offerings of all their pizzas on your own 10" base. GF, VG, V

Zia Lucia

Holloway Road

Another unassuming spot, this time nestled between Holloway Road tube and Highbury and Islington Station. Zia Lucia is an independent shop that prides itself on authentic Italian-style pizza. Expect authentic Italian flavours to boot, but what sets Zia Lucia apart is their doughs. Alongside the traditional base, they offer Wholemeal, Gluten-free, and best of all, Vegetable Charcoal. Not only does a pizza on a charcoal base look and taste fantastic, but it also helps your digestive system. If you're one to get gassy after wolfing down an entire pizza (it's OK we all do it sometimes), then order one of these and save your blushes. GF, VG, V

Sacro Cuore

Crouch End Another little number that may well go under the radar, Sacro Cuore, or sacred heart in Italian, does no-nonsense Italian pizza just right. Built on the staples of Naples pizza, do yourself a favour and order the Salsiccia & Friarella. Smoked mozzarella, Neapolitan sausage, Neapolitan wild broccoli, chilli flakes, and extra virgin olive oil. If you're not into white pizza, or you've never tried one, Sacro Cuore will change your life. They do delivery too, if you're lucky enough to live close by and simply hate going outside. VG, V


Everywhere With the more American pizzas making up the lion share of the delivery chains across the country, Firezza saw an opportunity: give the people quality, authentic pizza inside their cozy little living rooms. And they've done remarkably well, given the insane amount of shops they now have all over London. There's bound to be one near you unless you're very unlucky. If you've never had one of Firezza's rectangled delights, what is wrong with you? Call yourself a pizza aficionado? For shame. They also have a few restaurants about, if you want to put on your best suit/dress/whatever you want, and dine in style. GF. VG

Pizza Pilgrims

Lots of places

Named after the pizza pilgrimage that the owners took through Italy's brightest pizzerias, you'll be grateful they were taking notes. With so many shops around town, you'll more than likely have already come across a Pizza Pilgrims. But for those in the dark, they do great authentic pizza at affordable prices. Paired with some insanely cheap cocktails - their frozen margarita is delightful - and you really can't go wrong here. Even their simplest pizzas, be it the Marinara or the Margherita, will set you back less than a tenner while tasting as good as anything else on the market. VG, V

Vicoli di Napoli Pizzeria

Stoke Newington If you've ever seen the Julia Roberts' film Eat, Pray, Love, then you may be well aware of L'antica Pizzeria da Michele. Widely touted as 'the greatest pizza on Earth', has spawned its own London lovechild right in the middle of Stoke Newington. If you want options, look somewhere else, because Vicoli di Napoli offers just three. Marinara, Margherita, and Double Mozarella Margherita. But once you taste this heavenly slice of life, you'll understand. Just be aware that due to the popularity of the pizza, in no small part thanks to Eat, Pray, Love, you may be queuing for some time to get a seat. But you're a connoisseur. So what's a little wait for perfection? VG, V

Three Johns

Angel While the Three Johns is primarily a pub (and very popular with the locals and workers in the area), it also has a fantastic pizza menu on offer. Their sourdough bases are sublime, and like many of the others in this list, it leans into the authentic. Whether you want meat or veg, cheese or none, there's bound to be a pizza for you. There's plenty of seating both inside and out, so why not get a pint or a glass of wine, and sit in the sun with some stringy mozzarella goodness? VG, V And those are our picks! Let us know what you think in the comments below. And if you're looking to burn off some of them cheesy calories, why not peruse our list of what's left to do in London this summer?

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