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Coffee houses in London

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Social change starts decline

Lloyd's subscription room
View full size imageLloyd's subscription room. © NMM
By the mid-19th century most of the coffee houses had gone into decline. This happened because:


The new institutions

Coffeehouse in Salisbury Market Place
View full size imageScene from a Coffeehouse in Salisbury Market Place. © NMM
Coffee houses still existed at the end of the 19th century. They declined less rapidly outside London, but other institutions had replaced many of their original functions.

Businesses now had their own offices while a whole range of societies has developed, catering to every science and intellectual interest imaginable.




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