Whether loaded with cheese or thin and irresistibly crisp, we’re big fans of a good slice. The Napoli street-food snack has come full circle in London and the greasy stuffed-crust monstrosities have thankfully been ousted for their wood-fired brethren. We’ve scoured the city to find the best pizza in London so sit back and get hungry with our guide to the best pizza in London
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Russell Norman’s boozer has undergone a little menu re-gig from pub-grub to perfect pizzas. With prices starting from just £8, the pizzas have a light fluffy base that holds firm, with a lovely chewy texture.
Our favourite is the lamb meat ball pizza with salty anchovies and a little basil – bellissimo!
What started as a wood fired oven on the back of a food truck has now found a home in Covent Garden. Homeslice serves their pizzas a la New York, by the slice, or as a whole pizza enough for about three people.
Although there are classics here, you’ll also find pork belly, white anchovies and orange zest adorning these pizzas for something a little out of the ordinary.
Loved by locals and adored by wandering foodies, this fabulous Chiswick institution has been serving up incredible Italian food for years.
The pizzas are thin and crispy and great for sharing over a bottle of wine and a few starters. Get there early as this tiny restaurant gets packed out fast.
It’s all in the base at Brixton Village’s Franco Manca. They use a slow-rising sourdough, which is then baked in a wood burning brick oven.
The combination of slow rising and quick cooking gives a really soft and chewy crust. Brixton Village is one of the coolest foodie enclave’s of London, where you can sit outside under the covered street and eat al fresco.
A huge warehouse style restaurant Pizza East lives in the iconic old Tea Building on the corner of Shoreditch High Street and Bethnal Green Road serving some of the best pizza in London.
The menu reaches far further than just pizza with antipasti, pasta and fish, but the 10-inch discs being spun from the huge wood ovens at the back of the restaurant are not to be missed.
Toppings include veal meatballs and prosciutto or mortadella, truffle caprino, fontina and sage. If you haven’t booked you may well get a seat at the bar facing the ovens watching the artisans create their pizza, which is arguably the best seat in the house.
The Pizza Pilgrim boys took to the streets of Italy from Calabria to Liguria to learn all there is to know about the hallowed flat breads. Taking this expert knowledge the duo set up a street van equipped with a wood burning stove and some of the best pizzas in London.
They became renowned for their innovative and tasty dough. They now have a grown-up permanent location on Dean Street in Soho serving pizzas topped with Calabrian sausage, Napoli salami and truffle oil.
A true Napoli-style pizzeria from two expatriate Neopolitans living in London. They decided to bring traditional methods and ingredients to their Santa Maria restaurant in Ealing.
Serving some of the best pizza in London, the maestros at Santa Maria ensure that a true Italian touch is brought to every pizza. Toppings include prosciutto cotto, smoked mozzarella and wild broccoli.