Bubble tea shops in London you have to try - 2023 Updated
The number of bubble tea shops in London have exploded in the last few years. There is such a wonder wide variety of different flavours and toppings you can try. From popping bubbles, to yakult and fruit infusions.
Here is a list of some of the best bubble tea shops in London. I know there are so many other places to try so do let me know in the comments where I should go next.
List of Bubble Tea shops in London
- Cha Time
- Xing Fu Tang
- The Alley
- Ding Tea
- Happy Lemon
- Cuppa Cha
- Woo tea
- Coco Fresh
- Gong Cha
Chatime is a classic and has been around ever since I can remember. They provide traditional Taiwanese bubble tea across 28 different stores in the UK.
Here you can select how much sugar and ice is in your drink as well as a selection of different flavours of tea. On occasion they do collaborate with different brands to provide limited edition cups and freebies so do keep that in mine.
Address: 4 Gerrard St, London W1D 5AP, United Kingdom
Opening hours: 11am – 11pm (daily)
Translated to ‘Halll of Happiness’, Xing Fu Tang is a global brand that started off selling brown sugar milk tea in the traditional way. Luring very anticipating customers to its stores by demonstrating their stir-fried boba.
Xing Fu tang recently opened a new branch in Birmingham and have launched a gold leaf series. Drinks are covered in a gold leaf sheet, very fancy.
Address: 29 Frith St, London W1D 5LG
Opening Hours: 12pm – 9pm (Daily)
Along with serving amazing delicious tea, The Alley provide plant-based options for all the vegans out there. What is also unique about the Alley in London is that they also serve Ttekbokki, a beloved spicy Korean rice cake dish.
So if you see the little antler around definitely give them a try. The brand also launched an aurora series, which blend together fresh ingredients for a beautiful Ombre aesthetic drink.
Address: Unit 3, 272 High Holborn, London WC1V 7EY
Opening Hours: 12:30pm -9pm (Daily)
Yifang focuses on using 100% natural ingredients in their drinks. Mainly well known for their traditional fruit teas that provide a wonderfully light and natural flavour.
If you love fruity, flavourful drinks Yi-fang might be fore you. A traditional East-Asian drink I not seen around too mainly places is sugar cane which they do provide here. They have 9 different locations all around the UK.
Address: 104 Shaftesbury Ave, London W1D 5EQ
Opening Hours: Mon – Fri: 12pm – 7pm, Sat – Sun: 12pm – 7:30pm
Happy Lemon is an international brand, serving fresh tea all over 100 different cities. As the name suggests you will be happy with this cute and fun bubble tea experience.
If you check out the store in Chinatown, you’ll also have the chance to try out their cute mini cheesecakes which are insanely fluffy.
Address: 24A Newport Ct, London WC2H 7JS
Opening Hours: Sun – Thurs: 12pm-10:30pm, Fri – Sat : 12pm – 11pm
Tea for you is one of my favourite tea places. They have a wide selection of different teas you can choose from, prepared from wholes leaves and never the tea bags.
T4 are always offering special selections and highlight some interesting drinks you can try. Like having pudding in your drink. They have more than 11 different locations across the UK.
Address: C306A Westfield London, Ariel Way, London W12 7GA, United Kingdom
Opening hours: Mon – Sat: 10am – 10pm; Sun: 12pm – 7pm
A fun loving bubble tea shop in the heart of London’s Chinatown. If you’re looking for a cold or hot drink this is the place to go.
They have a number of different drink combinations to try from. From Ombre series with Lychee, Oreo twists with milk tea and fruit specials so there is plenty to try here.
Address: 23 Newport Ct, London WC2H 7JS, United Kingdom
Opening hours: 11am – 11pm (daily)
If you’re looking for more than just a bubble tea Biju is one of the best. Not only do they use fresh organic ingredients, most if not all their locations is a cool and trend place to hang out. With unique and fun seating to hang out with your friends.
Address: 45 Old Compton St, Soho, London W1D 6HQ, United Kingdom
Opening hours: Sun – Thu: 12pm – 11.30pm; Fri – Sat: 12pm – 12.30am
Bubbleology is one of the place I would say feels like an experience to say the least. You can op to mix and match different flavours if you choose to do so and have a selection of premixed drinks you can choose from.
They are also only of a few places which offer popping boba which when bitten into, gives you a burst of flavour. They’re made from seaweed extracts.
Address: Harvey Nichols, 109-125 Knightsbridge, London SW1 7RJ, United Kingdom
Opening hours: Mon – Sat: 10am – 8pm; Sun: 12pm – 6pm
Coco Fresh Tea and Juice is a global brand and have over 4500 locations all around the world. The brand offer a range of different types of drinks which stray away from your traditional bubble tea. From a Yalkult selection, to tea with a ‘cloud’ of cream foam.
Address: Soho store: 52 Dean Street, W1D 5BL
Opening Hours: Mon: 12pm – 7pm Tues – Thurs: 12pm – 8pm, Fri – Sun: 12pm – 8:30pm
I have enjoyed plenty of different bubble tea shops in my lifetime and I can’t wait to try out more. I hope you liked this list of the bubble tea shops in London. Let me know in the comments if there are other places I should try out