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 33 reviews

Top 5 reviews of Twinings Tea Shop & Museum

5.0 out of 5 30 December 2014
by Tiffiny H.

Do you love tea?! Then you should definitely stop by Twinings, if you ever find yourself in London. I loved the family portraits on the walls and the little history space in the very back. Sure, it is a bit on the narrow side, but what do you expect from a shop that has been family owned since the 1700s? An amazing selection of their teas are ready to be purchased. They offer loose leaf and...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

4.0 out of 5 7 July 2014
by Pamela S.

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 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

2.0 out of 5 16 June 2014
by Alison V.

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

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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