London is definitely not short of a pizza joint or two and we reckon they are some of the best outside Italy. What better way, to celebrate National Pizza Day on February 9th than with a visit to one of London’s finest pizza purveyors?

We’ve picked out our favourite pizza places in each corner of the city, so you’ll have no problem finding the best pizza in London, wherever you are. We will let you decide who does it best!

Central London

Pizza union

Why go? For cheap, fuss-free and delicious pizzas
How much?
£-££

When it came to choosing the best pizza in Central London, Pizza Union and their simple but tasty offering simply had to be on our list. A margarita pizza is priced at an incredibly reasonable £3.95 – but don’t let those cheap prices fool you. These fire-baked Roman style pizzas are thin, crispy and totally delicious – and they’ll keep you coming back for more. The set up at Pizza union is casual and fuss-free. Simply order at the counter, find a table and then collect your pizza, fresh out of the oven, in just a few minutes. With its buzzy canteen-like atmosphere, affordable drinks (try the frozen mojito for just £3.50) and a great selection of veggie and meaty pizzas, you’ll want to eat here on National Pizza Day – and maybe every day thereafter!

Pizza Union on Pentonville Road is just a few minutes’ walk from Clink78 and Clink261. If you’re in East London there are also Pizza Union branches in Aldgate, Dalston and Spitalfields.

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Pizza Union
246-250 Pentonville Rd
N1 9JY
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Did you know? The First Pizza Is Thought to Be Invented in Naples During the Early 1500s

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Soho Joe

Soho Joe, nestled in this famous and eclectic area of Central London, is a cheap pizza joint with charm. They serve up indulgent breakfast and brunch classics and other fast-food favourites, but it’s the pizza wins out for us at Soho Joe. Its dark wood booths and impressively stocked bar make the place feel decidedly inviting. Those in the know head down to the basement which feels extra cosy. At lunchtime you can grab a bargain at Soho Joe with pizzas going for just a fiver.

The classics are the best here – Order a Bufalina and tuck into a satisfying American-style base scattered with juicy cherry tomatoes and melty hunks of mozzarella… Oh yes. Have a browse in the shops along Carnaby Street and then stop into Soho Joe for a taste of some of the best pizza in central London.

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Soho Joe
34 D’Arblay St, Soho
W1F 8EY, UK
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Pizza Pilgrims London Bridge

Why go? For authentic Neapolitan pizzas and one of the best pizza success stories in town
How much?
£-££

Pizza Pilgrims has been named as one of the must-eat places to eat pizza around the world. But it wasn’t long ago that brothers James and Thom Elliot were serving pizzas out the back of a tiny van at Berwick Street Market in Soho. Both were working good jobs in TV production and Advertising, but their love of food motivated them to pack in their jobs and go on a pizza ‘pilgrimage’ through Italy to learn all about proper Italian pizza, before returning to London to set up Pizza Pilgrim’s first stall. The duo now has a number of restaurants dotted throughout London. Their most recent addition is Pizza Pilgrim’s London Bridge which has opened to some fantastic reviews, proving that these two haven’t lost sight of their original quest to bring authentic, lip-smacking Neapolitan pizzas to the streets of London.

For their full roster of locations throughout London and Oxford, check out their website.

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Pizza Pilgrims
Unit SU48
SE1 9SP
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BungaTINI

Why go? For a super fun two-hour pizza making session
How much? 
££

If you’ve always had a hankering to try your hand at a bit of dough tossing and mozzarella melting, then BungaTINI is the place for you. This lively eatery offers pizza making classes in central London every Monday and Tuesday night, and on Sunday afternoon.For just £30, you’ll have the chance to make (and eat) your very own pizza and delicious cocktails. The night kicks off with a classic Italian antipasto (a small first course like cured meats or roasted veggies) along with a drink of your choice. A visit here with a bunch of mates would be a great way to celebrate National Pizza Day on February 9th. Don your chef’s hat and apron and get stuck in! Granted, your first attempt at pizza-making probably isn’t going yield the best pizza in London, but you’ll sure have a lot of fun trying.

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BungaTINI
167 Drury Lane
WC2B 5PG
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North London

Pizzeria Apollo

Why go? For its cosy, rustic atmosphere and a real sense of community spirit
How much? 
££

Stoke Newington is a tight-knit little community in North East London that has pretty much everything you could need – well-stocked greengrocers, charming delis, independent boutiques, cosy coffee shops – all right on your doorstop. Back in 2013, residents here could only think of one thing really missing – a place to get a really good pizza. Enter Pizzeria Apollo …So invested were the community here in the idea of having a proper pizzeria in their neighbourhood, friends, family, locals and even random people of the street helped to co-fund and build this charming little pizza joint. Simplicity and authenticity are the order of the day at Apollo. Red brick walls, low level lighting and a stone pizza oven all serve to create the rustic and cosy atmosphere this place is known for. The menu is hand written and there’s just 9 pizzas on offer (3 vegan versions available).

Proudly using local Hackney suppliers and producers – and shipping in key ingredients from Italy where necessary – Apollo no doubt offers some of the best woodfired pizza in London.

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Apollo
160 Stoke Newington High St
N16 7JL
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Did you know? The world’s largest pizza was created in 2012 by a group of chefs from Rome. The pizza had a massive surface area of 13,580.28 square feet

Mimmo La Bufula

Why go? For classic southern Italian food served with a smile
How much? 
££ – £££

Mimmo La Bufula in Hampstead is a great all-rounder. This North London restaurant specialises in southern Italian food, with a strong focus on mozzarella (clue is in the name!) Their pizzas are everything a good Italian pizza should be. We heartily recommend ‘Mimmos’ signature pizza (so named after the restaurant’s jovial proprietor). Made in true southern Italian style, you’ll love its thin base topped with smoky provolone, juicy tomatoes and oozy, melty buffalo mozzarella. Up there with the best pizza in London? You decide. The staff at Mimmo La Bufula are friendly, multi-lingual and always happy to share their recommendations.

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Mimmo La Bufula
45A S End Rd
Hampstead
NW3 2QB
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Franco Manca Islington

Why go? For some of the best sourdough pizza out there
How much?
£-££

According to Yelp, Franco Manca is the Nation’s favourite pizza – and it’s not hard to see why. Pioneers of Sourdough Pizza since 2008, Franco Manca’s menu is short and simple, their dough is made daily and seasonal ingredients are sourced from small suppliers and producers across Italy and the UK. With a number of locations around London and beyond, you might worry that Franco Manca would lose the original character of its earliest openings. However, it seems that the team behind this successful pizza franchise has managed to expand whilst maintaining their authenticity. With relaxed and friendly wait staff, an interesting selection of local and international beers and some of the best pizza in London, a visit to Franco Manca’s is a must whilst you’re in the city.

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Franco Manca Islington
2 Upper St
N1 0NY, UK
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South London

Theo’s Pizza Camberwell

Why go? For some of the best pizza South of the river
How much? 
£-££

Theo’s serves up Neopolitan-style sourdough pizza in this trendy South London pizzeria. Clearly confident in its offering, the menu at Theo’s is simple with 9 pizzas on offer plus a small selection of antipasti and deserts. Just as you’d except from purveyors of ‘artisan’ pizza, their base is thin and light, and crusts are soft and chewy on top and crispy underneath. Prices at Theo’s are pretty reasonable, with prices starting at £6 for a basic marinara and going up to £11 for meatier options. They also offer good veggie and vegan offerings. If you’ve still got a bit of room after your pizza, then indulge in the tiramisu which is some of the best we’ve had outside of Italy.

Bookings taken for parties of 6+ people (Tel +44 20 3026 4224)

Theo’s Pizza
2 Grove Ln, Camberwell
SE5 8SY, UK
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Made of Dough

Why go? For their classic margarita which does all the talking
How much?
£-££

As you’d expect from a pizza place called ‘Made of Dough’ these guys know what they’re doing when it comes to making a great pizza base. With two joints in South London (one at Pop Brixton and one in Peckham) the guys at Made of Dough will sort you out with some properly good pizza when hunger strikes. Even die-hard topping fans rave about the classic margarita – the good quality ingredients on this old favourite really speak for themselves. With great cocktails, a super chilled atmosphere and friendly staff, Made of Dough is up there as some of the best pizza places in London.

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Made of Dough Peckham
182 Bellenden Rd
SE15 4BW

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East London

Yard Sale Pizza

Why go? For their beasty 18 inch pizzas – perfect for sharing …
How much? 
££

East London pizza purveyors Yard Sale remain one of our favourite pizza joints in town. It all started with a little pizza oven in owner Johnnie’s back yard. The Yard Sale guys honed their craft at their weekly supper clubs and it was clear that there was demand for their unique stone baked pizzas. Yard Sale opened their first place in 2014 (a former chicken shop on trendy Lower Clapton Road) which had a few seats but mainly relied on takeaway orders. Since then, Yard Sale have gone on to open restaurants in Leyton and Walthamstow, meaning that fans can now dine in with their pizzas. The large, 18-inch pies are the thing to order here. Big enough to share (if you want to …) you can choose different toppings for each half to keep everyone happy. We recommend a visit to the Walthamstow branch which is housed in an old glass factory and has a great outdoor seating area (Yard Sale’s very first ‘yard’) come summer.

Yard Sale Pizza
15 Hoe St, Walthamstow, London E17 4SD
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Crate Brewery

Why go? For its stunning location and inventive pizza flavours
How much? 
££

It doesn’t get much trendier than Hackney Wick and The Crate Brewery, perched on the edge of The River Lea navigation, certainly attracts the hip crowds of East London. This micro-brewery and bar is housed in a former print factory and squat, giving it a super cool and creative vibe. It serves up inventive pizzas with surprisingly bold flavours like Middle Eastern Lamb and Kasmiri Dahl. Authentic Italian it ain’t, but it’s all delicious. On a sunny weekend, you’ll find crowds spilling out of the bar and sitting on the edge of the canal to enjoy a beer and some of the best and most interesting pizza in London.

Crate Brewery
Unit 7 Queen’s Yard
Hackney Wick
E9 5EN
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Sodo Pizza

Why go? For a cosy and casual place to get a great sourdough pizza
How much? ££

This small but mighty pizza restaurant is a favourite with local Claptonites. Its owners learned the art of using wild yeast at artisan bread-makers E5 Bakehouse and then turned their hand to making delicious sourdough pizzas – hence the ‘Sodo’ name of this cosy little eatery. Tables are rustic and the menu is short with just four pizzas on offer along with a weekly special. Local producers and suppliers are used where possible at Sodo with salad coming from Growing Communities, beers from a number of East London’s many brewers and wine from Borough wines.

Sodo Pizza
126 Upper Clapton Rd
London
E5 9JY
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West London

Farina Pizza – Notting Hill

Why go? For traditional Neapolitan pizzas in a relaxed eatery
How much?
££

The focus at Farina is on traditional Neapolitan pizzas and some of the best you’ll find outside of Italy, in our humble opinion. The dough is fermented for 48 hours, making sure that you get that light yet slightly charred and chewy crust. The vibe is relaxed and buzzy at Farina and prices are fairly reasonable for this expensive area of London. If you like it hot try the Farina Pizza which is topped with ‘nduja, salami and provola.’ For the veggies, we recommend the Burratina with its delicious combination of mozzarella, parmesan, courgettes, roasted cherry tomatoes and fresh basil.

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Farina
115 Notting Hill Gate
Kensington
W11 3LB
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Zia Lucia

Why go? For its great choice of bases and the chance to build your own pizza
How much? 
££

A visit to a pizza place can always be challenging for those with allergies or dietary requirements. If this sounds like you, then Zia Lucia could be your place. Here you can choose from traditional, wholemeal, vegetable charcoal or gluten-free pizza bases. Another winning aspect of Zia Lucia is the option to build your own pizza. No need to stick to the suggested topping combos here. You can create your very own pizza masterpiece, choosing from a great selection of toppings including broccoli, spianata, butternut squash and taleggio goats’ cheese. If you’re looking for some of the best pizza in West London then look no further than Zia Lucia.

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Zia Lucia
61 Blythe Rd
Hammersmith
W14 0HP
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