Another Hummingbird Bakery Opens, With Free Cupcakes For The First 1,000 Customers

By Zoe Craig Last edited 76 months ago
Another Hummingbird Bakery Opens, With Free Cupcakes For The First 1,000 Customers

You might've given them up for January. You might be among the people who never liked them in the first place. Or perhaps you're in the camp that wonders what was wrong with the simple fairy cake.

The Telegraph recently railed against them as "a tired trite London trend to remain in 2011." (Which is odd, because we're pretty sure being annoyed about them was fairly boring by at least 2008.)

Whatever your stance, cupcakes aren't going away. Tomorrow, London welcomes its fifth Hummingbird Bakery to the city; the second to open in the last 12 months.

From tomorrow, you'll be able to get your hit of sugary American baked goods in Islington. The new Hummingbird Bakery is setting up shop in the Stirling Prize-nominated Angel Building on St John Street, close to Angel Tube and Upper Street. Like the other branches (in Notting Hill, South Ken, Soho and Spitalfields), the Angel shop will continue The Hummingbird practice of baking all products on site the same day as they're sold, "to ensure freshness and quality."

The shop opens at 11am on 27 January, when they'll be giving away free cupcakes to the first 1,000 visitors. If you're a fan, make sure you get there early.

The new Hummingbird Bakery is in the Angel Building, 403-411 St John Street, London, EC1 4LD, and opens at 11am tomorrow. Visit to find out more.

Last Updated 26 January 2012

Victoria Rudland



Why support a chain when you can support one of the best bakeries in London? Violet Cakes is initiating some cupcake wars, handing out 100 free cupcakes at 11am on the 27th of January of its new cocktail cupcake. Find their location here:

Bob thompson

Or indeed the Primrose Bakery in Tavistock Street
(Technically they are a chain - they have another shop in Primrose Hill!)

Franco Milazzo

Or London's own Lily Vanilli? 

East Village London

Or you could try all three...

We might well have to :)