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Bubbleology

Bubble Tea Shop and Juice Bar
49 Rupert St, Soho, Greater London, W1D 7PF, United Kingdom
Hours:
Closed until 11:00 AM (Show more)
  • Mon–Thu, Sun
    • 11:00 AM–11:30 PM
  • Fri–Sat
    • 11:00 AM–Midnight
Price:
££££
Reservations:
No
Menus:
Lunch, Dinner, Dessert
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. Visa & MasterCard)
Outdoor Seating:
No
7.7/10

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  • What you need to know
    Florence L.
    "... anything I've had in a chinatown..."(5 Tips)
    Aimi hafizah
    "Try pAssionfruit green tea with popping boba!"(4 Tips)
    hello_emily
    "Coconut milk tea with tapioca and litchi boba is great."(5 Tips)
    Isabella R.
    "Coconut milk tea with tapioca pearls is best"(6 Tips)
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  • bubble tea
  • tapioca
  • chinatown
  • good service
  • green tea
  • desserts
  • casual
  • banoffee pie
  • fruit
  • vanilla ice cream
  • taro
  • iced tea
  • lychee
  • mango
  • Honeydew
  • almonds
  • white peach
  • matcha
  • strawberries
  • jellies
  • hello_emily

    Coconut milk tea with tapioca and litchi boba is great. FYI all milk tea is made with non dairy creamer!

    hello_emily · March 20
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  • Bruno B.

    Interesting concept! Great juices/tea. Worth a try

    Bruno Barbirato · February 4
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  • Nora K.

    Overrated.

    Nora K · December 28, 2015
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  • Merit H.

    Taro bubble tea is the best

    Merit Hansmitt · November 17, 2015
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  • Rachel

    Now they charge 30p extra to sit in.

    Rachel · September 13, 2015
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  • Mina R.

    If you're expecting the Asian bubble tea experience you'd be disappointed...

    Mina R · August 28, 2015
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  • Jon B.

    Best bubble tea in Soho

    Jon Bills · July 11, 2015
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  • Isabella R.

    Coconut milk tea with tapioca pearls is best

    Isabella Rigby · April 29, 2015
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  • meimaimaggio

    Kudos to Bubbleology for opening bubble tea up to a wider, non-East Asian audience but they really have to up their tea game now there are so many, much better, competitors in Chinatown.

    meimaimaggio · April 19, 2015
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  • Jason D.

    Coconut bubble tea couldn't be more refreshing!

    Jason Devenny · April 17, 2015
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  • WEI W.

    Was surprised to see the "bubbleologist" was not a Chinese, lol. Quirky science lab setup

    WEI WEI · March 2, 2015
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  • Celine P.

    Taste so fake

    Celine Park · February 27, 2015
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  • Trang B.

    This is so far the place has he best Matcha Milk Tea. The matcha/ green tea powder here is really strong and flavourful. So different from other Asian bubble tea shop with 'fake' green tea powder.

    Trang Binny · January 22, 2015
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  • Ong Andrew 翁.

    Liked their fantastic fast service

    Ong Andrew 翁 · January 10, 2015
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  • Affy N.

    Rose milk tea is awesome !!!

    Affy Nanthakul · December 27, 2014
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  • Michael F.

    The worst and most artificial bubble tea I've ever had

    Michael Fitz · November 29, 2014
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  • Affy N.

    Highly Recomended " rose milk tea" not too sweet , I always order 2 ( one never enough tho )

    Affy Nanthakul · November 20, 2014
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  • Vicki F.

    Not good bubble tea, very powdery

    Vicki Foster · November 15, 2014
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  • ☆Lee Myha

    ok bubbletea in westfield.

    ☆Lee Myha · November 8, 2014
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  • Ahtziri G.

    The new lychee drink is very good!

    Ahtziri González · October 18, 2014
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  • L C.

    The service here is appalling, it really is service with a snarl, especially the woman who seems to think she's above serving members of the public.

    L Crawley · September 18, 2014
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  • Kelly V.

    Best bubble tea in London. No exceptions. Try the taro. Prepare for bubble tea heaven.

    Kelly Van Rensbergen · September 16, 2014
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  • Jason H.

    Yeah it's gimmicky, but the taste is divine and often a great party atmosphere can be found. Do try the almond flavour, it's delicious!!!!

    Jason Hirst · August 29, 2014
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  • Hailey C.

    Coconut milk tea was really creamy but I saw a bag of powdered coffee mate creamer which ruined it a bit...

    Hailey Clonts · August 28, 2014
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  • Yuen May T.

    The taro milk tea with pearls is the best!

    Yuen May Toh · August 16, 2014
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  • Nikita N.

    Expect queues (the wait is fine as there are fun things to look at!) and you have to be lucky with the seating area. All of the teas I've tried have been really nice :-)

    Nikita N · August 11, 2014
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  • Gabriele O.

    Variety of flavours and perfect treatment for the thirst

    Gabriele Olgiati · August 10, 2014
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  • Theresa T 💞

    Really great tea. Don't forget your loyalty card

    Theresa T 💞 · August 9, 2014
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  • Scott G.

    The selection is good, and taste is alright. However this place was better several years ago when it first opened and before bubble tea became more common.

    Scott G · August 7, 2014
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  • Tracy H.

    Really strange fun!

    Tracy Hannigan · June 30, 2014
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  • Bahadır Y.

    It is the worst thing I had ever drink. Don't even try it.

    Bahadır Yargın · June 28, 2014
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  • Marco C.

    It's simply the best bubble tea in town!

    Marco Colombo · June 17, 2014
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  • Rehan H.

    Try strawberry & mango flavour!

    Rehan Hollingsworth · May 4, 2014
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  • Priya C.

    Tried taro tea. Good but definitely not the best bubble "boba" tea. I've had better. Reasonable. The lady at the till was eating tapioca bubbles from a big mug!!

    Priya Chandran · March 22, 2014
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  • Aphirat ♡ S.

    Matcha milk tea is the best!!

    Aphirat ♡ Suthajitto · March 17, 2014
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  • Roshini J.

    Taro milk tea is amazing !

    Roshini Johri · January 19, 2014
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  • Thanh V.

    Bubbleology is an original bubble tea store. Decor is full of bright colours and it is in a convenient location next to Chinatown. Issue is that their drinks tastes more like milkshakes. Cheap price!

    Thanh Vo · November 21, 2013
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  • Michael K.

    Too much ice and not enough pearl. Not bad but must improve to hit Vancouver standards

    Michael Kalman · October 27, 2013
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  • James R.

    Honey dew milk tea with lychee popping boboa & tapioca is the one to get.

    James Rogers · September 16, 2013
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  • Andrew D.

    Great for teenage girls but the novelty wore thin for me.

    Andrew Davidson · August 27, 2013
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  • CoCo S.

    Taro & swirlballs is awesome... best bubbletea in ldn...

    CoCo Sumida❤ · June 24, 2013
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  • Sirine Nourhen .

    Not cheap but worth it :)) ♡

    Sirine Nourhen 🎀 · June 12, 2013
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  • Carl W.

    Slow and rude service. We walked out without ordering.

    Carl Whittaker · June 1, 2013
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  • Joe F.

    Try the Banoffee Pie flavoured special!

    Joe Farish · April 6, 2013
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  • Aamir I.

    The Green mint is a excellent flavour

    Aamir Iqbal · March 14, 2013
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  • Danny B.

    Go for Taro, Matcha or Honeydew... You can never go wrong.

    Danny B · March 8, 2013
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  • Benjamin F.

    Coming from Hong Kong, they got some crazy combos here!

    Benjamin Francis · February 21, 2013
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  • J L.

    Wayyy too sweet for my liking.Come here if u need to be high on sugar.

    J Lee · February 10, 2013
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  • Kit F.

    Really slow service

    Kit Friend · February 9, 2013
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  • Laura S.

    Coconut tea was yum, concept is a bit on your face

    Laura Spence · January 15, 2013
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  • Kevin L.

    I recommend Apple, Mango, Apple and White Peach with Strawberry Popping Boba.

    Kevin Lewis · December 27, 2012
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  • Lewis C.

    Coconut Milk Tea & White Peach Iced Tea are the best!

    Lewis Cater · December 22, 2012
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  • Niruna S.

    The best bubble tea house in London, by far. Not a very well known drink but definitely something worth trying. The quirky science theme was highly amusing and set a great atmosphere.

    Niruna Suntharalingam · December 9, 2012
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  • Mariliis R.

    Honeydew + strawberry bubble topping is delishh!

    Mariliis Retter · November 10, 2012
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  • Taben N.

    very nice spot .)

    Taben Nike · October 27, 2012
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  • Charu S.

    Not sure what the hype is about - extremely slow service, messed up orders and sub-par taste. Much rather prefer Bobajam along Shaftsbury Avenue.

    Charu Srivastava · October 13, 2012
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  • Lauren D.

    Cashing in on my free bubble tea with my loyalty voucher! :) Also, awesome blackboard diagram of bubble tea history!

    Lauren D · October 4, 2012
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  • Shay X.

    Tasty, although for something more authentically Taiwanese, try the nearby Chaboba.

    Shay XB · September 16, 2012
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  • Marco H.

    Taro is really delicious.

    Marco Henkel · August 24, 2012
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  • Rachel

    Coconut mixed with taro is quite nice ;) remember to ask for 1/2 sweetness ;)

    Rachel · July 4, 2012
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  • Rachel

    Macha is the best, if you like sour drinks should go for kumquat ;)

    Rachel · July 1, 2012
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  • Stephy B.

    The Coconut Bubble Tea is lovely but so is the Peach!

    Stephy B · June 25, 2012
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  • Aimi hafizah

    Try pAssionfruit green tea with popping boba! Their milk based bubble are not that good though. But okay for london stds.

    Aimi hafizah · June 13, 2012
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  • Hernando C.

    Bubble Tea is addictive.

    Hernando Carvalho Murcia · June 5, 2012
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  • Rob K.

    Well thought out concept ruined by a minority of idiot and pretentious subpar customer base, almost exclusively made up of people like Jonas

    Rob Keye · June 4, 2012
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  • Rileen C.

    Super sweet. Its not chatime (or anything close to it) have to admit pearls are better than chinatown ones. Bt dats abt it. Nth to shout about :/

    Rileen Chua · May 30, 2012
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  • Matt M.

    The ice sometimes gets in the way of the pearls. I always order without ice.

    Matt Morelli · May 21, 2012
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  • Matt M.

    Don't forget to mix the flavours together. Doesn't cost anything extra.

    Matt Morelli · May 21, 2012
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  • t0sh

    Come here, enjoy the tea and hope you don't run into the pretentious Jonas..

    t0sh · May 5, 2012
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  • Lauren D.

    Fun "facts" on the cups!

    Lauren D · March 6, 2012
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  • Elias Q.

    If you like Vanilla ice cream and are keen on sweets try a combo of the vanilla and almond milk tea, cold with boba... It's amazing!

    Elias Quinn · February 11, 2012
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  • Sarah C.

    Try the hot ginger fruit tea, perfect on a cold day!

    Sarah Cook · February 4, 2012
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  • F M.

    Honey Dew Milk tea + Passion fruit popping Boba

    F M · January 22, 2012
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  • jo(anna)

    swirlyballs!

    jo(anna) · January 10, 2012
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  • Francesca V.

    Get the swirlyballs with fruit tea!

    Francesca Vaney · January 10, 2012
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  • Michelle T.

    Not fantastically authentic, but not bad for London.

    Michelle Tan · December 14, 2011
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  • Suzie Y.

    Best is milky plain Assam, half sweet and half ice! Perfect!

    Suzie Y · December 10, 2011
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  • Jon D.

    Passion Fruit Tea... Has to be done!

    Jon Dickinson · November 24, 2011
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  • Jonas

    well-thought out concept ruined by subpar customer base, which is almost exclusively made up of ~international students~ screeching about non-topics. Half of them are obese. The tea itself is good.

    Jonas · November 20, 2011
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  • Jess J.

    Plain Jasmine tea + Lychee jelly is good combination! Yum

    Jess Jin · October 20, 2011
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  • Jonathan C.

    Bubblefantastic

    Jonathan Choo · October 9, 2011
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  • Sunu J.

    Taro is d best drink

    Sunu Joseph · October 7, 2011
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  • Stark

    Taro and vanilla without ice!!

    Stark · September 28, 2011
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  • Florence L.

    Legit boba (I've had boba in taiwan and us)...way better than anything I've had in a chinatown...

    Florence Li · September 7, 2011
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  • Hatem

    Mango with lychee & grass jelly is a must try.

    Hatem · August 28, 2011
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  • Mui M.

    The original hot Assam black tea with milk is the best.

    Mui Mui · August 12, 2011
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  • Nonsense London

    You may or may not like jellified lumps in flavoured tea... but it's a very creative atmosphere in here nonetheless. We like the test tubes in the window.

    Nonsense London · August 10, 2011
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  • Suresh K.

    Definitely order the Jasmine tapioca tea (without milk)

    Suresh Kumar · August 9, 2011
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  • matthew l.

    mango tea, what a gem.

    matthew lee · July 13, 2011
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  • bruce

    Really yummy, really yummy. Honeydew has actual crack in it! (j/k)

    bruce · June 11, 2011
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  • Jo C.

    Best taste I hv ever tried! So much better than those in Chinatown which has plastic like pearls and over concentrated milk tea. Internal decor is really cool so do hv a look whilst waiting in queue.

    Jo Chau · June 11, 2011
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  • Stark

    Ask it without ice if possible, I loved the almond one.

    Stark · June 5, 2011
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  • GinMonkey

    The bubble tea here is fantastically fresh and tasty! The service can be a little slow so bear this in mind if there's a queue out the door (which there has been recently!)

    GinMonkey · May 3, 2011
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  • Tamsin A.

    Had the Coconut Milk Tea & Lychee Fruit tea both worth getting additional jelly for extra flavour. Both very tasty, but was hoping for popping boba.

    Tamsin A · May 2, 2011
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  • IG M.

    Kumquat tea is lush. But service is painfully slow. If you see a queue out the door, avoid...

    IG Morrison · April 30, 2011
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  • plucker

    Real and good bubble tea is finally available in London! Best bubble tea I've had in London in the past 5 years. Taro and and plain milk tea tasted great. They make their own tapioca too! Amazing.

    plucker · April 21, 2011
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  • Nathan A.

    Absolutely bubblicious

    Nathan A · April 20, 2011
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  • Kay

    Wenn man ab und zu mal in einem Bubbleology ist, lohnt sich die kostenlose Loyalty Karte.

    Kay · May 25, 2015
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