It was about this time three years ago that Hello Kitty made the news, everyone’s world was temporarily turned upside down when we found out that Hello Kitty was not actually a cat, but a British school girl who lived just outside of London with her twin Mimmy and their pet cat Charmmy Kitty. Who’d have guessed?
Now Hello Kitty is coming back to her birthplace with the arrival of a Hello Kitty pop-up at Tombo Fitzrovia. Launching on the 1st September and running for six weeks, there’ll be a special Hello Kitty poké bowl, ice cream sundaes, cupcakes, puddings and drinks with Hello Kitty designs. You’ll also be able to buy Tombo tea created especially for Hello Kitty including ceremonial grade match tins, matcha latte mix and a new flavour – Kukicha green tea infused with yuzu.
You can also add to your Hello Kitty collection with Hello Kitty tote bags, postcards and posters all featuring special edition tea ceremony and tea picker Hello Kitty artwork designs, although we reckon you’ve got a long way to go until you beat Masao Gunji, who officially has the largest collection of Hello Kitty in the world, with over 5000 items.
Tombo Fitzrovia’s Hello Kitty pop-up will be running from the 1st September – 8th October. Tombo’s two other outlets in South Kensington and Soho will also be stocking a range of Hello Kitty merchandise and a selection of the limited-edition menu items too.