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R Chocolate

This London chocolatier and patisserie was born out of founder Sir Evelyn de Rothschild's lifelong love of confectionery. It now has two stores – its flagship in Belgravia and another in Richmond – with the former also playing host to a chocolate-filled afternoon tea and truffle-making classes. Its signature is its sea salted caramel elephants, the shape a tribute to R Chocolate's involvement with the Elephant Family charity, which helps protect Asian elephants and their habitat. Meanwhile the chocolate itself is just as ethical; sourced from Original Beans, not only is it made with high-quality ingredients but with sustainable production and conservation in mind.

Various locations in London;

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