Our History

We are a family run business which was established over 40 years ago, (1963). The business was started with one ice-cream van bought for £30.00. My nan who is Spanish helped to paint, clean and renovate this van until it was roadworthy to enable my Uncles Eddie and Billy to earn a living, selling ice-cream from it.

Next year, they bought another van and called the company Piccadilly Bar. It wasn’t until later when they started buying soft vans that the company changed names to Piccadilly Whip, to incorporate the Whipped Ice-Cream.

Our Ice Cream Vans

I was born in 1963 and from the age of 11, I have sold ice-cream either from a van, or from an ice-cream barrow. My uncles had pitches all over London including Regents Park, Hyde Park, Houses of Parliament, and Madam Tussauds. Today we only have ice-cream vans, and do most major shows around the country.

My uncles have now retired and I run the business with the help of my family and staff. Our vans are the best in the country, they are all Whitby Morrison Built and we now have 11, none of which are over 5 years old. They are all identical and most of them are nearly new, as we buy new vans every year, and sell off the older ones.

Certification & Standards

We have licences in London and are registered with our Local Council. We have all relevant Health & Hygiene certificates as well as £10M Public Liability.

We are also registered members of MOCA (Mobile & Outside Caterers Association), and The Ice Cream Alliance.

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John Bonar, Piccadilly Whip

John Bonar

Piccadilly Whip Catering Ltd.

I was born in 1963, we have been selling ice creams since I can remember I used to go to work with my mother and help her in the summer holidays and at the weekends.  I am 50 now and still passionate about selling ice cream and being the best we can possibly be.  We have the best fleet of equipment and vans in the country from 1950 classic ice cream vans, to the state of the art ice cream vans are the best money can buy.

Our vans are always spotlessly clean and we have won awards for the way we conduct our business.  My children work with us, their partners work with us and our grandchildren who are always pestering me to start working with us (they are not quite big enough to work with us yet).

The ice cream that we sell is in our opinion the best we have ever tasted, as far as soft ice cream goes.  We sell a variety of all flavoured lollies from strawberry splits right the way through to festivals and Ribena push up lollies something for everybody.

We have tourists from all over the world come to us on recommendations from their family and friends who have visited us in previous years, which we feel is the best accolade we can get.

Piccadilly Whip Clients Include: