Londoners are shocked to learn that a bakery in St Pancras Station is selling a cake that costs an astonishing £9.20 per slice.
Twitter user Marc Burrows, author of The London Boys, has moved on Social networking platform To share his amazement at the expensive baked dessert.
‘I have just bought a slice of cake on a whim,’ he wrote, in a shop at St Pancras Station because it looked so delicious in the window, and it cost nine and twenty guineas. For a slice of cake. I was so shocked that I actually paid for it.
He bought the dessert from EL&N, which is known for its Instagrammable drinks, including a Red Velvet latte.
The shop offers a range of baked goods, which start at £8 each, and slices cost £8.
Femmel has contacted EL&N for comment.
Londoners are shocked to learn that a bakery in St Pancras Station is selling a cake that costs an astonishing £9.20 per slice (stock photo)
He continued in a thread of tweets: “Rose and pistachio plant if you are interested. It was very nice, I’d say “in fairness” but…
(The whole cake was vegan, just not the rose – and it’s no meat, dairy or eggs)
I feel I should provide a clarification here. £9.30 is not the normal price for a slice of cake in London.
“I realize it’s tempting to get into ‘London Model,’ right?” ‘But it’s actually, you know. No.’
Other Twitter users expressed their surprise at the price of the cake, with some also sharing stories about the expensive food and drinks they bought.
‘The first time I came across a sum of £12,’ wrote one, was at St Pancras. They warned me, but by then, I felt obligated.
Another added, “I can bake you two whole for that.” This happened to me once with a bacon and egg roll. It cost nearly 15 pounds!
A third wrote: “London prices still freak me out. Paid nearly a tenner for a pint of Peroni on Friday and almost took it back north there and then.”
Meanwhile another said: ‘That but £3.50 for a packet of crisps at a garden center yesterday. Floors perfectly.’
Twitter user Marc Burrows took to the platform to discuss buying the expensive cake – prompting other social media users to share their own experiences of the expensive food and drink.
Among the comments on the tweet, which garnered around 52,000 views, were a number of people who admitted they had paid for expensive food despite being ignorant of the price.
Someone wrote: I’ve done this before. My mistake was being fun and friendly with the server and not wanting them to think I was stingy.
Another said: This is outrageous! But, once you commit, it’s very hard to say “No, no thanks…” I did the same thing in Oslo. Two coffees and a brownie to share… £32!!!
Another Twitter user agreed, writing: “This is how they get your likes, it’s the only way to say no is to yell ‘How much is that?'” and storming.
“You’re too polite for that, so you just pay and leave awkwardly, swearing never to go there again.”
Another added, “I can bake you two whole for that!” This happened to me once with a bacon and egg roll. It costs almost £15!
A fourth admitted, “I once did it with a bag of pick-me-up at the cinema, though it was as I do, laden with jelly beans and licorice torpedoes.”
I was so shocked/embarrassed that I just paid and left. It costs more than my movie ticket.
Another person asked, “So, what was the taste of robbing in broad daylight?”
Several social media users admitted they were amazed at the price of the cake, with one commenting that they were ‘in tears’ as they paid £4.50 for a slice
Another commented, “It makes me feel a little better if it’s cute, and I don’t know why I always take it personally if I feel like I’m being hacked.”
This comes weeks after commuters passing through London’s Liverpool Street station were shocked to see a skyrocketing price of red roses sold on Valentine’s Day.
A passenger shared a photo on the online Reddit message board of an anonymous gift shop at the station selling bouquets of roses at triple-digit prices.
On a London forum, the traveler posted a picture of two small bunches of red roses at £200 and a slightly larger bouquet at £385.
They simply called it “£385 Roses at Liv Street Station” and let nearly 200 commentators say the rest.
Many said their partners would be horrified if they spent a lot on Valentine’s Day gifts.
One user said: “I showed up to my lady and said ‘if you buy those I’ll leave you on principle’.”
Another added: “I would feel the same. I wouldn’t be able to pass up a mortgage payment (obviously I don’t live in London) spending it on something that would die in a week and not leave a lasting memory (this includes weekends in Morocco trips, for example, Or nearly twice the price of the Shard’s tasting menu – sans drinks and still cheaper with it).