It was at these premises in 1706 that the famous tea company R Twining was founded. Originally a tea shop, it now houses a small museum showing the history of Twinings and a tea shop. It is the oldest shop in the City of Westminster, trading on the same site with the same family and the same product, tea and coffee.
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Twinings Tea Shop & Museum
216 The StrandLondonWC2R 1AP
- +44 (0)20 7353 3511
- Public transport:
- Tube: Temple
This is British Tea history, going back to 1706 in which you are standing. I can't believe the reviews that said you can get these teas online and in K-cups. Really? No you can't. Here's why and why this is a must stop and buy for any real tea aficionado. (We own a tea store so trust me.)
Twining's UK and Twining's US are 2 different companies owned by the same conglomerate. While the...more
It's quite possible that you can find all of the teas in this store online somewhere -- heck, I even saw Twinings tea available in K-cups on keurig.com. Still. there is something about the attractive displays, the cute gift boxes, and the ability to sniff the different varietals to your hearts content that makes a buying some tea in person at this shop special.more
This was one of the places I was most looking forward to visiting while in London, I have been eager to see the shop since I saw a short fluff piece aired by NBC during the 2012 Olympics. The lychee green tea I bought was very good, but the customer service I experienced in the shop was downright bad.more
My 500th Yelp review!!
Prior to our travels to London, I was studiously reading the Twinings UK website to find out what teas were available there and not in America (and there are quite a few). So it was with great anticipating that we trudged through the spring rain to the Strand.
The shop is a tiny narrow space jam-packed with tea and tea-lovers. Also wet floors, while the staff...more
The tea lover in me had to make sure that a stop by Twinings was in order during our recent stop in London. It was not exactly what I was expecting (I guess I was expecting something more like a tea house), but it was well worth the visit. It really is a must see for tea people. The store is tiny, but the assortment of teas available (both in bags and loose leaf) is pretty incredible....more