Twinings Tea Shop & Museum


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 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.

Don't miss the Loose Tea Bar where you can sample Twining's finest tea.

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Venue Details & Map

Twinings Tea Shop & Museum

216 The Strand
+44 (0)20 7353 3511
Public transport:
Tube: Temple
Book a taxi on +44 (0)844 556 0706 or with London's biggest car service app
Yelp Reviews

4 out of 5 based on 40 reviews

Top 5 reviews of Twinings Tea Shop & Museum

5.0 out of 5 5 October 2015
by Rita Y.

This narrow little tea shop was a wonderful adventure. There's probably enough room for maybe 2 directions (going in and out). Being from the US, there were so many flavors I had never ever seen before. Caramel Apple tea? What is this madness? (Btw it tasted nasty so I wouldn't recommend buying that flavor ugh).

The first section of the store is the tea selections. To the immediate right you...more

4.0 out of 5 7 August 2015
by Stacy H.

Adorable and cozy, I am unsurprised that I never noticed Twinings before as it is so tiny and squished between a pub and a Pret (actually, the largest Pret I've ever seen). There are snifter jars of all their teas and tea tasting at the back, and you can digest while viewing the very small tea museum with the company's history: we learned it is still run by 10th generation Twinings. I wonder,...more

3.0 out of 5 28 March 2015
by Sandra G.

If you're looking for great tea gifts, this is the place to visit as they have the entire range of Twinnings tea at prices lower than in most supermarkets.

However, it is no longer that magical place it used to be when it still had the mini-kitchen at the back. I remember spending an entire rainy afternoon there a few years ago speaking to a lovely of lady. Unfortunately, that wouldn't...more

5.0 out of 5 3 September 2014
by Kevin B.

What a great place! My fiancée and I are big fans of tea and one of out favorites is the Twinings Irish Breakfast Tea. We couldn't pass up an opportunity to visit the Twinings tea shop and museum while in London and we're so glad that we went. The shop is very small and is longer than it is wide. They sell quite a variety of teas here and you can purchase individual tea bags (in sampler sets),...more

5.0 out of 5 4 June 2014
by Sara C.

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

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