Humdingers Catering ( is delighted to have recently opened a pop-up cafe, bar and bakery in London’s historic Museum of the Home. This new location joins Humdingers Catering & Soup Kitchen on Hoxton Street and Humdingers Bakery & Café on Hornsey Road. Housed in 300-year-old almshouses built in Shoreditch, Humdingers Catering is delighted to spread its wings for six months in a place with a rich history and strong community will rooted in a mission to reveal and rethink the ways we live and to think about home.
Humdingers Catering embodies a mindset that prioritizes purpose over profit and continually seeks ways to be of service to the community and society. The existing Hoxton site has become a mainstay in the local community. Humdingers Soup Kitchen was launched as a social enterprise during the pandemic, where catering facilities and staff were repurposed to feed the local community, and in 2020 founder Robert Hunningher was awarded a British Empire Medal by the Queen for her work in providing food for people. in his community.

“It’s about playing our part to make sure no one in our community goes hungry or is disadvantaged. I hope this will also inspire other businesses to do the same, to always be aware of their surrounding community and what they can do to help,” says Robert.

Formerly the Geffrye Museum, the house museum began life as a furniture and carpentry museum in 1914 and became a resource for local East End furniture workers. In the mid-1930s, education pioneer Molly Harrison developed the Museum’s learning services and led the way in establishing museums as centers of learning and education. The Museum gradually turned to the history of domestic life and everyday things. Over the years, the museum has evolved and expanded considerably, showcasing paintings, furniture and ornate works of art in the context of salons. In 2021, the museum reopened as a house museum with new galleries and learning spaces.

Humdingers will offer a wide range of pastries, cakes, sandwiches, coffee, wine, beer and pizza, with plans firmly in place for a tapas pop-up in August. Vegan options will also be served. The space has an outdoor terrace, cafe and drinks bar and a 25% discount is offered to all NHS staff until August 2022.

OPENING HOURS – Tuesday to Sunday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
ADDRESS – 136 Kingsland Road, London, E2 8EA

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