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Lauren Pears
Small Business
United Kingdom
1 Team Member

What's happening now?

Thanks to incredible people in London and around the world, we raised £109,510 on February 15 2013 to open a luxurious space for cats and people to share in a spirit of relaxation and joy in East London.  

Since then, we've been hard at work finding the perfect property, negotiating the red tape of opening a new type of business in the U.K and sharing our progress with our wonderful supporters via our social media networks.  

We don't have a confirmed opening date or address yet: we have an inkling, but we want to be sure before we make any big announcements. 



Where will the cat cafe be?
 The Cat Emporium will be in East London, near Shoreditch and will be easily accessible by public transport. 

Do I need to book?
We recommend making a booking - no queues, no stress, no missing out!  We will launch an online booking system at the same time as we announce our opening date. 80% of the seats in the cafe can be pre-booked, the remaining 20% are available for walk-ins.  

Each session is for 2 hours, and sessions are offset from each other to ensure the cats aren't stressed by a full cafe of people leaving and arriving all at once.  

I heard there is a cover charge, is this true?
Yes. There is a £5 cover charge to cover the costs of keeping the cats well and healthy and to cover the training costs for our staff to care for them.  

I'm not paying a cover charge for a cafe!
If you're after a cafe experience, we will have a cat-free space that overlooks the cat area for you. This section of the Cat Emporium will have no cover charge and will not require a booking. If you're after a cat experience, however, the cover charge applies.  

Please watch this space or join us on Facebook or Twitter to keep up with our progress and we look forward to seeing you at the Cat Emporium! 

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raised by 1,681 people in 1 month
101% funded
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£108,000 GBP goal
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This campaign ended on February 15, 2013
Select a Perk
  • £5GBP
    Pop in for a pat

    Pre-pay for a single visit to Lady Dinah's Cat Emporium. We'll post you a voucher!

    253 out of 5000 claimed
    Estimated delivery: March 2013
  • £10GBP
    Pats, Tea, Cake!

    Pre-pay for a single visit to Lady Dinah's Cat Emporium. This includes a regular size hot drink (tea/coffee) and your choice of 1 slice of cake (or scones). We'll post you a voucher!

    330 out of 1000 claimed
    Estimated delivery: March 2013
  • £10GBP
    Bring a friend

    Purchase 2x Pop in for a Pat vouchers for yourself and a friend! We'll post both vouchers to the same address.

    208 out of 2000 claimed
    Estimated delivery: March 2013
  • £15GBP
    Toys for everybody!

    Contribute £15 to get your choice of bespoke Lady Dinah's gift. You will have a choice of: 1) a Lady Dinah's Teacup. 2) A Lady Dinah's Cat Toy or 3) a Lady Dinah's re-usable Keep Cup. Email us with your choice (info@ladydinahs.co.uk), and please add +£5 if you're not in the UK to cover shipping. We'll need your address for postage.

    44 out of 300 claimed
    Estimated delivery: March 2013
  • £20GBP
    Double the Cake!

    2 x Pats, Tea, Cake vouchers. Includes entry, a hot drink and a slice of cake each (added by popular demand!). We will post you a voucher.

    330 out of 500 claimed
    Estimated delivery: March 2013
  • £27GBP
    Nine Lives Card

    Save 40% on entry fees by pre-purchasing a Nine Lives Card. Fully transferable: give this as a gift or bring a friend. Nine Lives Cards are valid for 12 months. We'll post you a voucher!

    109 out of 3000 claimed
    Estimated delivery: March 2013
  • £50GBP
    High Tea for 2

    Have High Tea for Two at the Cat Emporium with a friend. Bookings are essential: We’ll tell you how to book when we send your perk to you. High Tea for Two vouchers are valid for 12 months.

    149 out of 300 claimed
    Estimated delivery: March 2013
  • £80GBP
    Premium High Tea for Two

    Have Premium High Tea for Two at the Cat Emporium with a friend. A premium ticket guarantees you a booking in the first 6 weeks of opening. Bookings are essential: We’ll tell you how to book when we send your perk to you. Premium High Tea for Two vouchers are valid for 12 months.

    35 out of 72 claimed
    Estimated delivery: March 2013

    Emporium Earlybirds

    Be among the first in the door by being an Emporium Earlybird. Earlybirds will be invited to (free) tea parties before the Emporium opens and will play an important role by helping our cats become comfortable with groups of guests. We’ll send you a timetable of parties and you can come to as many as you like before we open!

    20 out of 20 claimed
    Estimated delivery: March 2013
  • £130GBP
    VIP Member, 1 year

    Our VIPS have unlimited visits for a full calendar year. We can only offer a small number of these to make sure we don’t exceed our capacity. You won’t be able to use your VIP pass to attend ticketed events nor can you visit if someone has hired the Emporium for private use. Other than that, you can come and go as you like!

    43 out of 50 claimed
    Estimated delivery: March 2013
  • £500GBP
    Sponsor a cat for a year

    Sponsor a cat and be credited on his or her profile! You’ll get sponsorship pack with all the information about your chosen kitty, a photo with your kitty, and regular updates on their health and activity. You will automatically be on the invitation list to the Emporium Earlybirds tea parties and you’ll be a VIP Member for the year that you sponsor the cat. Each cat may have up to 3 sponsors.

    20 out of 30 claimed
    Estimated delivery: March 2013
  • £20,000GBP
    A Forever Home

    Give a cat a forever home. This covers medical care, food, everything, for life for the cat. For you, it includes Emporium Earlybird access, VIP access for life, and an invitation for two to our opening night. You can come to the shelter and choose your kitty, give them a name and we look after him/her for you. This is a very special perk and there are special considerations for it. Please contact us before selecting this perk.

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