Sturdy and elegant, the Tea Building has been a lodestar of the Shoreditch community since its construction in the early 1930s.
Then, as now, Shoreditch was a hub of innovation and industry. A century ago it was printing, clothing, furniture, tobacco and food processing. Today, it's the creative, media and tech industries, and a world-renowned food and drink scene.
The original Lipton Tea Factory, as it was initially known, was a state-of-the art bacon curing plant — built on the site of a tea storage facility, hence the name. The bacon factory, and an adjoining warehouse for teapacking (known today as the Biscuit Building — home to Shoreditch House and Mother), were owned by the Lipton grocery brand, which distributed tea around the world and bacon across London.
The Tea Building quickly filled with an intoxicating mix of digital startups and creative companies — more than 1,500 people now work in and visit the building every day. With its revamped neighbour, the Biscuit Building, its ever-evolving community enjoy Michelin-starred food, cocktails, co-working, Soho House members’ club with its rooftop swimming pool, internationally renowned art, a boutique hotel… all in-house
The Tea Building is one of a kind.