Our Tuesday slot in which we point you in the direction of other great happenings and events in our great city. A new exhibition, a gig, a museum, a pop-up-shop – the best of London within a few minutes of a London Walks walking tour.
'Ave a cuppa tea… at Twinings Tea Shop & Museum, 216 The Strand.
Here's what they've got to say for themselves on the Twinings blog:
In a time when coffee was king, one man, Thomas Twining, went against the tide to share his love of tea. His passion turned a little-known drink into the nation’s favourite hot beverage.
For us, tea is more than just a drink. It's been part of our daily lives and that of generations of tea lovers for over 300 years.
Our story started in 1706. Back then, the most popular drinks in England were coffee, gin and ale - even at breakfast! Although tea had been drunk in China for thousands of years, it had only just been imported to England, and lots of people were suspicious of it.
Monday - Friday 9.30 am to 7.30 pm
Saturday 10am - 5pm
Sunday 10.30am to 4.30pm
A London Walk costs £9 – £7 concession. To join a London Walk, simply meet your guide at the designated tube station at the appointed time. Details of all London Walks can be found at www.walks.com.