City of Westminster in Greater London, England, United Kingdom
Thomas Twining (1675-1741) founded the House of Twining by purchasing the original Toms Coffee House at the back of this site in 1706, where he introduced tea. In 1717 he opened the Golden Lyon here as a shop to sell tea and coffee.
In 1787 his grandson Richard Twining (1749-1824) built the handsome doorway incorporating his Grandfather's Golden Lyon symbol and two Chinese figures. Twinings is believed to be the oldest company to have traded continuously on the same site with the same family since its foundation
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce.
Location. 51° 30.798′ N, 0° 6.772′ W. Marker is in City of Westminster, England, in Greater London. Marker is at the intersection of Strand and Essex Street, on the right when traveling east on Strand. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 216 Strand, City of Westminster, England WC2R 1AP, United Kingdom. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The George (a few steps from this marker); Essex Street (within shouting distance of this marker); Sole Survivor (within shouting distance of this The Edgar Wallace (within shouting distance of this marker); Air Chief Marshal Lord Dowding (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); The Imperial Society of Knights Bachelor (about 120 meters away); The Automobile Association (about 150 meters away); William Edward Forster (about 240 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in City of Westminster.
Also see . . .
1. Twinings. (Submitted on June 14, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
2. Twinings on Wikipedia. (Submitted on June 14, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
Credits. This page was last revised on January 27, 2022. It was originally submitted on June 14, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 106 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on June 14, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.