Coffee Houses in the Heart of London

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London’s modern-day coffee culture isn’t as new as it seems – London’s first coffee-shack appeared in 1652 in the heart of London, and from then on myriad coffee houses played a huge part in the city’s economic growth during the 17th and 18th Centuries.

Before the introduction of coffee, most people drank alcohol as drinking water was hazardous to your health – but once coffee houses appeared, new-found sobriety and caffeine-fueled discussion laid the foundations for all sorts of businesses 🙂

Fandango’s One Word Challenge: Heart

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