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Twinings

 
 
Twinings Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, May 12, 2018
1. Twinings Marker
Inscription.
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
 
Location. 51° 30.798′ N, 0° 6.772′ W. Marker is in City of Westminster, England, in Greater London County. 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.
 
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 marker); The Edgar Wallace (within shouting distance of this marker); Air Chief Marshal Lord Dowding
Twinings Tea Shop image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, May 12, 2018
2. Twinings Tea Shop
The oldest tea shop in London - 1706
(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.)
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
Twinings Tea Shop image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, May 12, 2018
3. Twinings Tea Shop
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 14, 2018. This page originally submitted on June 14, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 23 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 14, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.
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