The USA has been sending a lot of exports our way recently, what with Wendy’s returning to the UK after a long absence and Taco Bell spreading across the city (somehow there are 20 branches here? When did that happen?). Now, our friends north of the border are sending us their finest, as Canadian treasure Tim Hortons will open their first London outpost, just in time for Canada Day.
You can’t really understate how embedded in Canadian culture Tim Hortons is: for starters, it was founded by former ice hockey player and Toronto Maple Leafs legend Tim Horton (duh). Today, there are almost 5000 stores across the world serving coffee, doughnuts, and more, but there’s never been a branch in the capital until now. Opening on Canada Day – that’s July 1 – in west London’s Royale Leisure Park, the London store promises to offer the full Tim Hortons experience. It’s by no means their first UK site – seemingly, the brand has gone everywhere else first – but at least it’s London’s turn now.
That means bucketloads of coffee, doughnuts (including the infamous Timbits doughnut bites, available in flavours from birthday cake to sour cream glazed), and other fast food items. Tim Hortons will be open for in-store dining, drive-thru, or takeaway options, so whether you’re setting off round the M25 or getting a doughnut fix before a bowling session at neighbouring Tenpin Action, it’s a handy option. So, guess it’s time to shimmy on down to Timmies, eh?
Find it at Royale Leisure Park, Kendal Avenue, W3 0PA from July 1.
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