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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

19th September 1997 Six dead in Southall train disaster.

19th September 1978 Actor Ramin Karimloo, Phantom & Love Never Dies London, born in Tehran.

19th September 1972 Diplomat at the Israeli embassy killed by a letter bomb.

19th September 1946 Born today: John Coghlan, London, rock drummer (Status Quo)

19th September 1945 Nazi propagandist William Joyce (Lord Haw Haw) sentenced to death.go to related location

19th September 1867 Illustrator Arthur Rackham was born in Lewisham.go to related location

Old Retail and plenty of Tea



Old Retail and plenty of Tea

London's oldest shop with a narrow story to tell

Location: 216 The Strand, WC2R 1AP

Description: What a way to mark London's oldest shop...but with a door decoration in a class of it's own. And so to 'R. Twinning & Co' on the Strand which has been dealing tea and all things drinkable (well pretty much) since 1706.

The shop has been in this building since 1787 and the ornate looking entrance with the golden lion and two Chinese tea merchants is also said to be the capital's narrowest...not sure about that mind.

Above all tea is sold and tea is great and the entrance is a sight to be seen - now go find.


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Old Retail and plenty of Tea

London's oldest shop with a narrow story to tell


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