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London for cat people

Purr-use our guide of the best places for Londoners who just plain prefer cats to people

By Alexandra Sims
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If you’re constantly trying to coax your neighbour’s cat into your house or are late for work because you stopped to stroke a local moggie then, my friend, you are one of the capital’s many cat fanatics. Share some of that unrequited love at these feline-friendly locations.

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2. Brunch with an army of cute cats

Giant scratching posts, wall-mounted napping spots and tiny toys fill This Is a Coffee Shop – and they’re usually covered with the café’s army of extremely cute cats.

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3. Shop for feline fashionistas

Shopping Gifts and souvenirs Belgravia

Fashionable felines will feel at home at Mungo & Maud, an upmarket pet boutique selling stylish, minimalist kitty accessories. Browse the shelves filled with collars, catnip and embroidered wool blankets. There’s also treats for humans, like cat charm bracelets and paw-some stationery.

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4. Meet cute pet shop kittens

Supreme Animal Foods is packed with everything your furry pal could ever need. You can also pay a visit to the in-store kittens, eye-popping tropical fish, chinchillas, rabbits and mice. Before you go, see snakes and lizards in the reptile room. Yikes!

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5. Knit for kittens

Attractions Animal rescue homes Battersea

Knit toys, blankets, mice and pompoms just for cats at the Battersea Dogs & Cats Home’s Knitting Kittens Club.

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7. Make some new furry pals

The Celia Hammond Animal Trust has been looking after cats since 1986 and rehomes thousands every year. Its Lewisham branch holds open days every weekend, where you can get to know all the residents. Be warned: you’ll probably end up taking one home.

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