Occupying 2,300 sq m (24,760 sq ft) split on two levels, the store features a variety of ambiences, allowing customers to either withdraw in low-ceilinged, fully shelved, cozy settings and peacefully read in couches or easy chairs, or to wander through ample and scenic spaces.
Thomas Twining bought Tom’s Coffee House on London’s Strand in 1706. The location of the shop was perfect as it straddled the border between Westminster and the City of London, an area that was newly populated with the aristocracy displaced by the Great Fire of London.
This Starbucks location focuses on the coffee house culture and relates to the location’s film and art community while paying tribute to the local architecture. Concrete floors are paired with custom, tailored velvet furniture and drapery.