Tower Hamlets in Greater London, England, United Kingdom
Tea on Tower Hill
Conflict between a commercial need for tall buildings and the public desire to protect the Tower's views began in the 1860s. The multi-storey ‘Mazawattee’ tea warehouse was built on the edge of Tower Hill, controversially blocking the view of the castle.
The tea warehouse was bombed in 1940 and demolished by 1951. Its vaults still survive and were used to store wine until the 1980s. The tea legacy lives on today in the many cafés housed within the walls of the Tower Vaults.
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Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Forts and Castles.
Location. 51° 30.504′ N, 0° 4.699′ W. Marker is in Tower Hamlets, England, in Greater London. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Tower Hill and Trinity Square, on the left when traveling west. Located on the Tower of London Plaza. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Tower Hamlets, England EC3N 4DJ, United Kingdom. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A place of execution (here, next to this marker); The fortress extends (here, next to this marker); The royal menagrie leavesThe coronation procession (here, next to this marker); Entering the fortress (here, next to this marker); Historic Royal Palaces (a few steps from this marker); Wharfinger Cottage (within shouting distance of this marker); The Tower in 1700 (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tower Hamlets.
Also see . . .
1. Tower of London. (Submitted on May 13, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
2. Tower of London on Wikipedia. (Submitted on May 13, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
Credits. This page was last revised on January 27, 2022. It was originally submitted on May 13, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 131 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on May 13, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.