Twinings

Twinings (HM28I0)

Location: London, England WC2R 1AP Greater London
Country: United Kingdom
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N 51° 30.798', W 0° 6.772'

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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
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HM NumberHM28I0
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Date Added Thursday, June 14th, 2018 at 7:04pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)30U E 700326 N 5710860
Decimal Degrees51.51330000, -0.11286667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 51° 30.798', W 0° 6.772'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds51° 30' 47.88" N, 0° 6' 46.32" W
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Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 215 Strand, London England WC2R 1AP, GB
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