Hotel Chocolat

The very first Hotel Chocolat shop opened its doors to guests in North London in 2004. It was the start of an amazing revolution in British chocolate. Since our Watford shop, another 75 stores have opened in the UK in the last 10 years. Hotel Chocolat is the creation of British entrepreneurs Angus Thirlwell and Peter Harris. And although things have changed over the last 10 years, everything we do is guided by three basic values, and always will be.

What makes us different? Right from the start, we've never played by the rules of what people said a chocolate company should be. We're one of the world's few chocolate makers to actually grow cocoa, on our beautiful plantation in Saint Lucia. Connecting cocoa growing with luxury chocolate making and retailing makes us unique in the UK. When we first started making our Easter eggs 13 years ago, we were advised by experts to make them as thin as possible and put the chocolates on the outside.