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The Hummingbird Bakery

Cupcake Shop and Caf飣££
  • This place is famous for their cupcakes. It's one of the most popular in the city!
  • Shiladitya M.
    "Undoubtedly one of the best red velvet cupcakes in London."(27 Tips)
    Adrian C.
    "Black bottom or red velvet cupcakes are excellent!"(5 Tips)
    Marsh M.
    "My favorite cupcakes in London!"(4 Tips)
    Craig C.
    "The Raspberry Cheesecake Brownie is amazing!"(3 Tips)
143 Tips and reviews
  • cupcakes
  • red velvet desserts
  • cake
  • black bottom
  • whoopie pies
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  • Lizzie P.
    Lizzie PApril 6, 2016
    I'm a big red velvet fan and after sampling all the different types (cake slice, brownie, cupcake, whoopie pie) the red velvet cupcake is hands down the yummiest!
    Upvoted Mar 28
  • Dylan L.
    Dylan LoweJuly 19, 2012
    Bit of a no brainer this: the aviary temptress is always luring in passers-by, diners with spare stomach space and hardcore fans. Red velvet cakes, I swear on my sweet palates, some of the best.
  • Davina
    DavinaAugust 26, 2013
    I tried the red velvet cupcake as the obvious choice. It was good. REALLY good. But it was the pumpkin whoopie pie that wowed me. You must eat this. Just wow.
  • Lani L.
    Lani LamNovember 7, 2013
    Rainbow cake a fierce competitor to the red velvet. All the layers have different flavours. Tastes amaze and looks fabulous.
  • Bethan H.
    Bethan HamiltonFebruary 23, 2014
    Friendly and helpful staff. The 'Made Without' vanilla cupcakes are really good. Not dry like gluten free cakes can often be :) wish I'd had two!
  • Magdalena M.
    Red velvet cupcake, red velvet puff, red velvet anything... it's all super delicious!
  • Andrew M.
    Andrew MarksJuly 31, 2015
    Buy your cake and walk over to Soho Square to sun with all the other bohemians. Lemon raspberry cake was lovely.
  • Alexandros P.
    Cupcakes to die for. If you are a cupcakes and cakes fan, you really can't miss this place! Must visit!
  • John B.
    John BarnhamFebruary 21, 2016
    Cake glorious cake. Try the carrot, the slice is huge and full of greatness.
  • New York Habitat
    New York HabitatMay 15, 2012
    Try the red velvet cake or carrot cake and be sure to also order a glass of ice-cold milk: it goes great with the cupcakes!
  • Dasha L.
    Dasha LavrikApril 17, 2013
    Red velvet, black button and carrot cake cupcakes are my personal favourites. For those who don't like it too sweet.
  • Sam M.
    Sam McJibbersAugust 10, 2014
    Really nice clean place, and awesome rainbow cake :) but apparently no customer toilets
  • Flor
    FlorSeptember 1, 2012
    Staring at a wall while eating your cupcake? Go instead to enjoy your treat to Soho Square and save some pennies too.
  • Sarah .
    Sarah 🍪 FinautJuly 12, 2016
    Absolutely amazing mile high salted caramel chocolate cake. Best I've ever had. Truly delicious.
  • Theodore O.
    Theodore O'MahonyJuly 14, 2013
    They do gluten free vanilla cupcakes. They even have gluten free red velvet cupcakes.
  • Marina D.
    Marina DamatoOctober 9, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Best Red Velvet in town! And the slice is huge! Totally worth it!
  • Heena K.
    Heena KaraniMarch 26, 2016
    Their red velvet cupcake is by far their best cake! A Must try
  • Billie S.
    Billie SegalOctober 25, 2016
    Great red velvet gluten free cupcake. Couldn't even taste the difference :)
  • Rachael F.
    Rachael FloodAugust 15, 2014
    The panettone cupcake is out of this world! The custard frosting is a revelation.
  • Eddie S.
    Eddie SharkeyAugust 7, 2014
    If you fancy a sweet treat definitely come here. The Red Velvet cupcake is so good!
  • Kelsey H.
    Kelsey HayesNovember 5, 2010
    A little hard to find with the construction blocking it, but yummy! Everyone's raving about the red velvet, but go on a Friday and get the cola cupcakes. Mmm!
  • Gabka K.
    Gabka KrehelovaMarch 10, 2014
    Great coffee and cupcakes, cheaper if you take away. No toilets inside ;)
  • Frances B.
    Frances BerrimanApril 9, 2013
    Key lime pie cupcake (special on Sunday) is not good as it doesn't actually taste of much. Red velvet or vanilla are safer bets.
  • Adrian C.
    Adrian ChandlerJanuary 23, 2011
    If cupcakes are your thing then here is the cupcake Mecca. Black bottom or red velvet cupcakes are excellent!
  • Gigi Z.
    Gigi ZackeryNovember 9, 2013
    Their New Christmas flavors are Must! Gingerbread/Christmas pudding cupcakes!
  • George I.
    George IordanouApril 23, 2014
    I tried most of their cupcakes. Red velvet is a must try
  • Anton P.
    Anton PerreauJuly 10, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Cupcakes are awesome. But share the Devil's Chocolate cake with a friend for true indulgence!
  • Wojciech P.
    Wojciech PlutaOctober 21, 2013
    Red velvet amazing, but try raspberry cheesecake brownie ,it kicks ass
  • Stephen .
    Nice selection of cakes, some are good others less so but it depends what u like.
  • Valentino Alek C.
    Valentino Alek CiccaroneMay 1, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    try the choco coconut special, it's just delicious.
  • Denis T.
    Denis TunguzSeptember 15, 2015
    Rainbow cake!!!!!! Just taste it, it is so good!
  • Ahmad A.
    Ahmad A.February 14, 2016
    The red velvet cake is amazing!
  • Önder B.
    Önder BingölAugust 16, 2014
    If you're not mad about cupcakes like me, go for the cheesecakes.
  • Tyler M.
    Tyler MurphyJuly 9, 2011
    The frosting is one of the best that I've had anywhere. Totally worth it!
  • Shiladitya M.
    Shiladitya MajumdarApril 14, 2013
    Undoubtedly one of the best red velvet cupcakes in London.
  • Iraklis P.
    Iraklis PatsialosJanuary 10, 2016
    Great red velvet cupcakes, quite pricey.
  • Esteban S.
    Esteban SzaszSeptember 24, 2013
    The red velvet cake is probably the best cake in the UK.
  • Marsh M.
    Marsh MallowNovember 25, 2016
    My favorite cupcakes in London! Everything is really good!
  • Laura F.
    Laura FordAugust 18, 2010
    Got there at 7pm and was lucky enough to get the last 4 red velvets... get there early - just in case :)
  • Stephan S.
    Stephan SchmidtAugust 8, 2014
    Nice cupcakes, but Primrose Bakery is better.
  • Rinatsu C.
    Rinatsu ChanJune 28, 2015
    Red velvet cupcakes and new york cheesecake are heavenly!
  • Gaelle S.
    Gaelle SolangeDecember 17, 2012
    Illy espresso. Very tasty and the best cupcakes of London
  • Clémence S.
    Clémence StébenetJanuary 1, 2013
    The chocolate whoopie was delicious!!!
  • Karen F.
    Karen FewellOctober 7, 2012
    Got to try their 'made without' red velvet cupcakes. Also do special orders
  • Jana v.
    Jana von OehsenJune 10, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Lovely cupcakes, the best is the carrot cupcake ;)
  • Lisa F.
    Lisa FreidAugust 7, 2012
    All the cakes there are just as a small miracles.absolutely fab
  • Stavria K.
    Stavria K.September 29, 2014
    Red velvet ftw. No doubt why it is the best seller
  • Bijan Y.
    Bijan YoungJuly 3, 2015
    Decadent. Delicious. Can't be missed for special treats.
  • Mille D
    Mille DSeptember 2, 2016
    Great cupcakes and cakes. Not much seating though.
  • Craig C.
    Craig ClaytonJune 17, 2012
    The Raspberry Cheesecake Brownie is amazing!
    Upvoted 15 hours ago
  • Martita P.
    Martita PinillaOctober 23, 2014
    Delicious cupcakes. Try red velvet. Yummy
  • D D.
    D DFebruary 23, 2012
    The cupcakes are to die for but the place is tiny!
  • Alastair B.
    Alastair BrogdonMay 10, 2011
    If your a fan of cup cakes, you've come to the right place!
  • Andy E.
    Andy EllisJuly 17, 2015
    Miniature Mississippi Mud Pie was fantastic
  • Mark H.
    Mark HebblewhiteNovember 22, 2012
    My wife convinced me to go there, not really my thing. But damn these fairy cakes things are fantastic. Won't need convincing again.
  • Dragos M.
    Dragos MargoiDecember 24, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Christmas cupcakes looks amazing!
  • hmv
    hmvAugust 5, 2011
    A box of hummingbird treats always go down well in the office on special occasions!
  • Silvia R.
    Silvia RiccardiDecember 9, 2011
    I could't resist and bought a Red Velvet, let's see if it's good as the american one
  • Maithu V.
    Maithu VenkateshAugust 26, 2013
    Amazing cupcakes and really good coffee!
  • Mischa L.
    Mischa LumiereMarch 20, 2016
    Least vegan friendly cupcake shop in town
  • City Food Blog
    City Food BlogJune 27, 2015
    Part of my red velvet wedding cake and cupcakes were from here.
  • Shuvani B.
    Shuvani BurtApril 5, 2016
    Red velvet cupcakes are the most amazing cupcakes ever.
  • Petteri S.
    Petteri SpåraJuly 29, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Raspberry cheesecake brownie is great!
  • Clémence S.
    Clémence StébenetJanuary 1, 2013
    The shop is cute but what a pity there aren't enough seats so we've had to take away.
  • Katya S.
    Katya ShatskayaJanuary 20, 2013
    Warning - might turn into an addiction.
  • Mandy L.
    Mandy LeonardSeptember 29, 2011
    The cupcake shaped cakes are a fantastic birthday treat!
  • Milestone O.
    Milestone OperationsAugust 15, 2012
    Great for birthday cupcakes in a hurry!
  • Gokhan O.
    Gokhan OrduFebruary 7, 2015
    Red velvet. End of discussion. Ok maybe black bottom too.
  • TLC
    TLCJune 17, 2010
    The red velvet cupcakes are delicious!
  • Burak A.
    Burak AltindagMarch 23, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    Red velvet cupcakes are to die for!
  • Bijan Y.
    Bijan YoungJuly 3, 2015
    Red velvet, salt caramel...most things
  • Poonam U.
    Poonam UApril 4, 2016
    Best red velvet cake ever
  • i0riana
    i0rianaDecember 17, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Try the red velvet whoopie pie, more substantial than a cupcake
  • Jas
    JasAugust 13, 2014
    Favorite cupcake: carrot and nuts!
  • Jonathan C.
    Jonathan ChooNovember 26, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Great cupcakes. Also accepts contactless NFC payment now.
  • Estela D.
    Estela Drakic AllanMarch 3, 2013
    Best red velvet cup cakes in London!!!
  • Sabina
    SabinaFebruary 9, 2015
    TOP cupcakes 🙌🙌
  • Nitzan B.
    Nitzan BFebruary 21, 2016
    It's all about the cupcakes. Took the red velvet
  • Maryam S.
    Maryam SalamahAugust 13, 2016
    Their red velvet cupcake 👌🏼
  • Rebecca W.
    Rebecca WilsonMarch 27, 2010
    Collected my free cupcake and was very impressed. You'll find some of the best looking cupcakes ever here too!
  • Patricia Z.
    Patricia ZhouSeptember 17, 2011
    not as great as i thought it would be... crumb was too tough and frosting was way too sugary... all in all, it was still a good cupcake.
  • Aicha Le blog de Kat
    Lots of cute cupcakes, but not so tasteful, just sugar and cake.
  • Derryck B.
    Derryck BJuly 23, 2011
    These cakes are dangerously sweet - do not overdo it!!
  • Giselle C.
    Giselle CesinDecember 27, 2014
    Red Velvet Cake is to die for!!
  • Tom B.
    Tom BrewerMarch 4, 2015
    Great cupcakes for a birthday treat
  • Kevin M.
    Kevin McCulleyOctober 24, 2016
    Cupcake heaven. No customer toilet though.
  • Adam Q.
    Adam QNovember 15, 2011
    The best cupcakes I have ever eaten!
  • Jenny L.
    Jenny LawSeptember 4, 2015
    Get the red velvet cupcake here! Won't disappoint you.
  • Arianna B.
    Arianna BisonDecember 13, 2016
    Fantastic delicious cupcakes!!
  • Tammy G.
    Tammy GordonJune 3, 2012
    Much less line than Portobello Road one. So cute!
  • Robin P.
    Robin PeetersMarch 5, 2012
    Try the Black Bottom cupcake! It's fantastic!
  • Mariliis R.
    Mariliis RetterFebruary 15, 2013
    Best red velvet in town.
  • Oliver S.
    Oliver ShreeveAugust 8, 2014
    The classic cupcake shop
  • kiptrip
    kiptripOctober 20, 2016
    Best cupcakes in London
  • Hana S.
    Hana Soetjipto P.July 29, 2010
    The red velvet cupcakes are delicious! superb!
  • Maryam S.
    Maryam SalamahAugust 19, 2015
    Red velvet cupcakes 👌🏼
  • LiiLiii
    LiiLiiiJuly 1, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    The red velvet is so yummy!
  • Mashable
    MashableJune 5, 2010
    You may not catch a pair of Jimmy Choos, but be sure to catch a red velvet cupcake. - Lauren Rubin. Read more
  • Konstantinos P.
    Konstantinos PerdikisAugust 22, 2011
    I am definitely a fan!! Damn my diet!!
  • tonymer c.
    tonymer castilloJune 23, 2010
    try all the cupcakes...they are all so yummy
  • Ganime
    GanimeJuly 23, 2016
    Yediğiniz en iyi red velvet olmaya aday olacak😋iki kişiyseniz kesinlikle 1 dilim alın porsiyonu çok büyük.
  • María G.
    María GarcíaJune 10, 2016
    Riquísimos postres. Totalmente recomendable.
  • Sam L.
    Sam LeleSeptember 19, 2014
    Buonissimi i cup cake senza glutine gluten free.
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