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The Hummingbird Bakery

#21 of 284 Bakeries in London
#1,622 of 18,798 Places to Eat in London
Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
South Kensington
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Old Brompton Road, London SW7 3JP, England
+44 20 7851 1795
10:00 - 18:00
Open now
All hours
Sun 11:00 - 17:00
Mon - Fri 10:00 - 18:00
Sat 09:00 - 18:30
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Just a small distance from South Kensington Station, Hummingbird Bakery is a small shop with a few tables. Perfect for coffee, cake, and small chat with friends. We love their cupcakes - red velvet, black bottom, Biscoff, and salt caramel to name a few. Very tasty and moist! Cupcakes can be also ordered by the dozen.

Thank NowThatsAHoneymoon
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

After numerous times and most of my friends and relatives tried it they all agree that Hummingbird has the best Red Velvet cake. So I am recommending this bakery 1000% if you are a Red Velvet passionate!

Thank anacpap
Reading, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Conveniently located across the station- usually packed but is spatially compensated with the small patio outside. Diverse range of cupcakes, whoopies and cakes to go or packed for any occasion. Had the well acclaimed red velvet & salted caramel cupcakes- less moist, one dimensional flavour & too sweet for my palate- personally expected more. Service was efficient & friendly. Price... More 

Thank Dcafehopper
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Picked up some carrot cake cup-cakes on the first day of a weekend break in London - ended up doing the same each day we were there! These were the best cakes we have ever had, brought some back with us too!

Thank princessalicia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We bought the Hummingbird bakery cookbook some years ago and have been making their brownies and red velvet cupcakes as a staple in our home but I'd never been to their actual bakery till now and was not disappointed. Just too many gorgeous cakes to choose from.

Thank Maria F
Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Service a bit slow but cakes so fresh and amazing, coffee was very weak but it's a nice cafe and will go back. Expansive.

Thank MrsKeogh
Bexleyheath, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

A wonderful cake shop. With exceptional cakes and a warm welcome from the fantastic staff. Not a lot of space or seating but you can sit outside and people watch ( with there heaters on if it is necessary).

Thank shanlawrenceclarke
Appleton, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

If you're a connoisseur of cupcakes, this is the place for you. A wide selection of cupcakes to choose from with limited seating inside and out.

Thank dillybugtravels
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

If your sweet tooth is itching for a fix, head to the Hummingbird Bakery, the shop behind the delicious cupcakes known worldwide. The South Kensington spot is small, but as charming as you’d expect. My friends and I stopped by for a quick treat to enjoy as we explored the city. The staff was so knowledgeable about each flavor, and... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

This is amazing! There were different choices each day - all fresh and served in generous portions. The Kentucky Bourbon cake was a favorite as was Red Velvet and Carrot cakes and Red Velvet Whoopie pies. This is open late enough to pick up a dessert after dinner for a special treat!

Thank Cynthia G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Delivery
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Open Hours
11:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 18:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Old Brompton Road, London SW7 3JP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > South Kensington
  • Neighbourhood: South Kensington
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7851 1795

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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South Kensington
With its ivied mews, row upon row of Poppins-esque white washed mansions, and placid garden squares, it's easy to see the charms of South Kensington. And with superb access to Hyde Park, Holland Park and Kensington Gardens, as well as the largely child-friendly and mostly free Museum Quarter (not to mention more major attractions like Royal Albert Hall) such charms are easy to make the most of. As welcoming and cosmopolitan as it is reserved and residential, South Kensington is always a hit with visitors.
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