Me and my sister are big cat fans. Any chance we get to hang out with the furry felines we grab – having a cat at home just isn’t enough! We need all of them.
One Friday after work we were at a bit of loose end. I work on Old Street roundabout, and I knew that the London Cat Village was a short walk away so we headed down to get a cat fix.
The cafe doesn’t really have any outside signage so it’s a bit hard to spot but we had a bit of a wander and finally located it tucked away and saw some cats in the window!
I will add there was an odd smell when we walked in. We have visited Lady Dinah’s Cat Cafe before and never noticed a smell, there was a grass astro-turf type carpet which probably contributed to the aforementioned smell. However I walked past after work the other day and it looked like they had replaced it with a hard wooden floor so hopefully it’s sorted now!
You are also asked to remove your shoes on entry and are provided with a pair of slippers should you wish to wear them from the cafe.
There are a selection of drinks and cakes on the menu and my sister opted for a little heart biscuit. Unfortunately they’d sold out of what I wanted but their cakes did look really tasty.
The cats all have a really good temperament. Many of them were sleeping whilst we were there but we had some playtime with a couple of them and the numerous toys dotted around the building.
It costs £5 per hour per person to visit the cafe which isn’t too bad. It’s a great way to spend a couple of hours. But I would definitely recommend maybe going earlier so that you catch the cats when they are a bit more lively! In my experience my cat is most playful in the earlier part of the day, and then he beds down for the remainder!