John Lewis will open a pop-up urban garden tea house in Glasgow’s Royal Exchange Square from Thursday 24 July to Sunday 3 August to coincide with the XX Commonwealth Games. The space, called Tea on the Green, will serve complimentary afternoon tea, with the option for customers to book in advance online.
Situated in the heart of Glasgow’s cultural and artistic hub, the venue will also showcase two Commonwealth Games inspired art installations, custom-made by designer and creator, Billie Achilleos, and her team from Set Square. The installations depict a high-jumper and a cyclist, and are made entirely out of everyday household items.
Lindsay Ironside, operations manager, John Lewis Glasgow, comments: ‘At John Lewis we always aim to bring unique and enjoyable experiences to our customers and “Tea on The Green” will allow customers in the city centre to soak up the spirit of the Games. We are hugely honoured to be a part of the XX Commonwealth Games and want to celebrate by bringing something really special to the people of Glasgow.’
John Lewis is the official department store provider of the XX Commonwealth Games.