The teashop empire

Thomas Harding describes how a family of Jewish immigrants to Britain in the 19th century created one of the country’s best-known food companies

A waitress working behind the counter at the first ever Lyons tea shop to be opened in London, 1953

Author and journalist Thomas Harding describes how a family of Jewish immigrants to Britain in the 19th century went on to create Lyons – one of the country’s best-known food and restaurant companies

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