Bubble tea‘s popularity has rapidly transcended Asia, with specialized stores popping up everywhere across the U.S. and Europe, from NYC to London and everywhere in between. The traditionally Taiwanese beverage usually comprises of a milk tea base with tapioca pearls however recently the flavor combinations and toppings have become way more experimental and trend-led. In fact boba has become such a pop culture phenomenon that it’s spawned its own merch like these adorable lamps and even an entire hair color trend.
In honor of the drink, we traipsed around London to find you the very best bubble tea spots in the UK capital city. Scroll below for our top picks to check out on your next visit and why not check out our favorite boba stores in NYC too?
Where: 23 Newport Ct, WC2H 7JS
Where: 45 Old Compton St, Soho, W1D 6HQ and other locations
Where: Westfield Stratford City, Montfichet Rd, E20 1EJ
Where: 228 Holloway Rd, N7 8DA
Where: 49 Rupert St, Soho, W1D 7PF and other locations
Where: 65A Rivington St, Shoreditch, EC2A 3QQ and other locations