Ever since I got a bike I’ve been itching to get Kabuki one as well. I had a couple of cool “hybrid” bikes in mind but upon doing the much needed “user research” (aka, talking to my wife about what she wants) I found she was much more into “retro” than “hybrid” and specifically she wanted a Pashley Sovereign.
The Sovereign is a classic English country bike and Pashley has had a huge resurgence in the past few years; nowhere more noticeable than in London. Oh and in case you are wondering, the basket does come with the bike. You probably also get tea and biscuits while you fill out the paperwork (just a hunch).