London is England and the United Kingdom’s capital city. It is a vibrant mixture of history and modernity. Iconic sights in the city include the Houses of Parliament, the “Big Ben” clock tower, Tower Bridge, The Tower of London and Westminster Abbey. Nestled on the River Thames, the city also offers the London Eye, which offers panoramic views of the city. There are many great shopping streets, including Oxford and Carnaby Streets and the restaurants of London offer every possible cuisine. There is also a fun selection of themed cafes in London, UK. Scroll below to read up on some of our best picks.
1. Lady Dinah’s Cat Emporium
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Established in 2014, Lady Dinah’s Cat Emporium is a cafe where guests can hang out with a whole load of friendly cats while enjoying coffee, tea or a soft drink and munching on pastries and cakes. There is also a full High Tea option available on the menu, as well as toasties, sandwiches and other snacks. The rooms have an “Alice in Wonderland” theme with rescue cats relaxing on every surface. The cats also have climbing frames and scratching posts to keep things interesting. Most of the cats are black or colored black and white.
Lady Dinah’s Cat Emporium
Address: 152-154, Bethnal Green Rd, London, UK
Website: Lady Dinah’s Cat Emporium
Opening hours: Thu - Tue: 10am - 6pm (closed on Wed)
2. Cereal Killer Cafe
Cereal Killer Cafe serves cereals from all over the world, in all different forms, in a colorful and fun setting. Choose from benches, seats, and beds to sit at while enjoying the tasty treats on offer. When it comes to the menu, don’t just think cereal in a bowl with milk. Cereal Killer Cafe offers an impressive range, including Mac-n-Cheese-Cereal, Mozzarella-Toast Crunch, Cereal Fried Chicken, Cereal Killer Pizza Sausages and Bran Fries. A bowl of cereal can be enjoyed, however, with treats such as banana milk and ice-cream.
Cereal Killer Cafe
Address: 192A Brick Lane, London, UK
Website: Cereal Killer Cafe
Opening hours: 9am - 7pm (daily)
3. The Theatre Cafe
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Located in Shaftesbury Avenue, in the center of the entertainment district, The Theatre Cafe is London’s first theater-themed cafe. Visitors can enjoy extracts from the latest shows on the West End. They can also relax and listen to musical entertainment. Tickets are available in the cafe for the full theater shows. The venue can seat 40 guests, who can enjoy a selection of hot and cold drinks, snacks and tasty treats from the small menu.
The Theatre Cafe
Address: 66 Shaftesbury Ave, London, UK
Website: The Theatre Cafe
Opening hours: Sun - Fri: 11am - 7:30pm; Sat: 10am - 8pm
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4. Cafe Chula
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Cafe Chula boasts that it serves authentic Mexican street food in the heart of London. The decor is bright, colorful and totally Mexican and while their menu is small, they offer a delicious choice. Among the specialties are BBQ Jackfruit Tacos and Mexican Cream Tea, to be washed down with their Margarita de Casa. All the dishes are authentic and cooked with fresh, seasonal ingredients, sourced locally, wherever possible. Fruit and vegetables are bought at London’s daily markets while the meat is procured at the Hampstead Butcher.
Address: 75-89 Lower Walkway, Camden Lock Place, London, UK
Website: Cafe Chula
Opening hours: Mon - Tue: 9am - 5pm; Wed: 10am - 10pm; Thu: 10am - 11pm; Fri: 10am - 12pm; Sat: 9am - 1am; Sun: 9am - 10pm
Sketch features a Michelin-starred dining experience in a pretty and artistic setting. Guests can enjoy afternoon tea or dinner in the Gallery, while breakfast and lunch are served in the Parlour and Glade. Cocktails and snacks are also available. The art is by artist Clym Everdon and features as painted murals throughout the premises. Among the decor, a magical forest can be seen, with hot pink sofas, Some of the chairs wear ballet shoes and there are many other interesting, whimsical and colorful touches.
Address: 9 Conduit St, Mayfair, London, UK
Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 7am - 2am; Sat: 8am - 2am; Sun: 8am - 12:30am
6. Jungle Cave
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Located in the center of London’s West End in Piccadilly Circus, Jungle Cave, formerly known as Rainforest Cafe, is a fun venue with an authentic jungle theme, including sounds and sights reminiscent of the Amazon Rainforest. Enjoy a snack or a coffee, while surrounded by special effects, including tropical rain showers, waterfalls, and thunderstorms. There are also a number of animatronic rainforest animals to keep visitors entertained, including orang-utans, elephants, gorillas, and crocodiles. The cafe is a fun experience for the whole family and offers a menu based on international and American cuisine, including steak, burgers and pasta, salads, and desserts.
Address: 20 Shaftesbury Ave, London, UK
Website: Jungle Cave
Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 11:30am - 10pm; Sat - Sun: 11am -10pm
Powderkeg is a quirky bar in the heart of Battersea, a short walk from Clapham Junction. The bar has a British conservatory decor, complete with Victorian and costumed barmen. There is also a terrace and guests can enjoy Joe Public pizza among other tasty snacks. The bar also specializes in delicious cocktails, craft beers, and wine. Enjoy live music nights at the bar including ‘Tune in Thursdays’ with new and upcoming artists, and DJs on Friday and Saturday nights.
Address: 147 St John’s Hill, London, UK
Opening hours: Tue - Thu: 5pm - 12am; Fri: 5pm - 2am; Sat: 10am - 2am; Sun: 10am - 11pm (closed on Mon)
8. Draughts Board Game Café
Welcome to Draughts London. A London-based café and bar with a difference; hundreds of board games for patrons to...Posted by Draughts - London's board game café on Wednesday, 19 April 2017
Draughts Board Game Café is the perfect place for game lovers, where they have a huge library of more than 800 board games to play. The cafe is located in a railway arch in Hackney and its owners aim to create a hub where people can play and design board games and generally be a part of the community. Besides the games, there is a selection of quality food and snacks, including tacos and quesadillas, as well as local craft beers, ciders, ales, and wines.
Draughts Board Game Café
Address: 337 Acton Mews, Haggerston, London, UK
Website: Draughts Board Game Café
Opening hours: Sun - Fri: 10am - 11pm; Sat: 10am - 12pm (closed on Thu & Fri)
9. Bubba Gump Shrimp Co
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Bubba Gump Shrimp Co is a tribute to the movie “Forrest Gump” and is a restaurant and market located in the Trocadero building, close to Piccadilly Circus. The menu features comfort food from the American South in an Alabama-themed setting. While shrimp is the specialty of the house, the restaurant also serves a range of American burgers, salads, steaks and grills, ribs and delicious desserts in a casual and comfortable setting. There is also a selection of children’s meals to choose from.
Bubba Gump Shrimp Co
Address: 13 Coventry St, London, UK
Website: Bubba Gump Shrimp Co
Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 11am - 11pm; Sat: 11am - 11:30pm; Sun 11am - 10:30pm
Have fun on your next trip to London
While exploring all the major sights and sounds of this exciting city, partaking in a little retail therapy or seeing all the major shows, take time out for some fun with the family or a group of friends at one of the many fun theme cafes in London, UK.
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