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First Lyons tea shop opens 1894

The first Lyons Tea Shop opened at 213 Piccadilly London.
They served quality food, at low prices, in bright and clean surroundings. They had great appeal to the working classes, especially women, for whom it was a respectable and affordable place to meet up with friends.
By 1900 there were 250 Lyons tea houses, all serving the same fare at the same prices.

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