New Woolwich bubble tea shop off to popular start

A branch of nationwide bubble tea chain Cupp opened on Powis Street in Woolwich at the end of last week.

The company were offering free bubble tea to the first 100 people then half price drinks all day, drawing a big crowd.

It’s always welcome to see new shops open on Powis Street, which is set to see a multi-million pound public realm project with plans recently submitted, which I took a look at here.

One issue I’ve highlighted is that the project plans a lot of street furniture (some may say clutter) along Powis Street.

Walkable space is limited with obstacles on either side of street

The crowds show there is a need for sufficient pedestrian space. Limiting space for walking down the street won’t make it an east area to traverse – and that’s before thousands of homes are built off the road.

The new bubble tea unit sits close to another which recently opened:

Square bubble tea Woolwich

Both have attractive, modern frontages.

A separate project will see refurbishment of various heritage buildings, which I looked at last week.

Public realm in the town is still not well maintained, and begs the question of whether future changes will be looked after.

I took a fair few more images of the town given many buildings are set to change next year. More on that soon.



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    One thought on “New Woolwich bubble tea shop off to popular start

    • They need to look at Woolwich as a whole and what needs to be done to improve it.

      The public toilets are a disgrace and need to be replaced and managed properly.

      The council use of retail units in Powis Street and ignoring Hare Street needs attention.

      TfL’s proposal to run a cycle path through part of Powis Street needs to be rejected.


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