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Bubbleology

Bubble Tea Shop and Juice Bar££££
Soho
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  • This place is famous for their bubble tea. It's one of the most popular in the city!
  • Kevin L.
    "Apple and White Peach with Strawberry 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)
    Jason D.
    "Coconut bubble tea couldn't be more refreshing!"(3 Tips)
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  • Dory T.
    Dory ToraFebruary 14
    Lychee flavoured iced tea with lychee jelly was refreshing. Cash only for payments less than £5.
  • La Dolce Vita
    La Dolce VitaJanuary 29
    Taiwan (Around the World in London)
  • Christopher C.
    Coconut bubble tea and alcoholic bubble tea
  • hello_emily
    hello_emilyMarch 20, 2016
    Coconut milk tea with tapioca and litchi boba is great. FYI all milk tea is made with non dairy creamer!
  • Bruno B.
    Bruno BarbiratoFebruary 4, 2016
    Interesting concept! Great juices/tea. Worth a try
  • Nora K.
    Nora KDecember 28, 2015
    Overrated.
  • Merit H.
    Merit HansmittNovember 17, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Taro bubble tea is the best
  • Rachel
    RachelSeptember 13, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Now they charge 30p extra to sit in.
  • Mina R.
    Mina RAugust 28, 2015
    If you're expecting the Asian bubble tea experience you'd be disappointed...
  • Jon B.
    Jon BillsJuly 11, 2015
    Best bubble tea in Soho
  • Isabella R.
    Isabella RigbyApril 29, 2015
    Coconut milk tea with tapioca pearls is best
  • meimaimaggio
    meimaimaggioApril 19, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    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.
  • Jason D.
    Jason DevennyApril 17, 2015
    Coconut bubble tea couldn't be more refreshing!
  • WEI W.
    WEI WEIMarch 2, 2015
    Was surprised to see the "bubbleologist" was not a Chinese, lol. Quirky science lab setup
  • Celine P.
    Celine ParkFebruary 27, 2015
    Taste so fake
  • Trang B.
    Trang BinnyJanuary 22, 2015
    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.
  • OngAndrew 翁.
    OngAndrew 翁January 10, 2015
    Liked their fantastic fast service
  • Affy N.
    Affy NanthakulDecember 27, 2014
    Rose milk tea is awesome !!!
  • Michael F.
    Michael FitzNovember 29, 2014
    The worst and most artificial bubble tea I've ever had
  • Affy N.
    Affy NanthakulNovember 20, 2014
    Highly Recomended " rose milk tea" not too sweet , I always order 2 ( one never enough tho )
  • Vicki F.
    Vicki FosterNovember 15, 2014
    Not good bubble tea, very powdery
  • ☆Lee Myha
    ☆Lee MyhaNovember 8, 2014
    ok bubbletea in westfield.
  • Ahtziri G.
    Ahtziri GonzálezOctober 18, 2014
    The new lychee drink is very good!
  • Leigh H.
    Leigh HoangSeptember 18, 2014
    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.
  • Kelly V.
    Kelly Van RensbergenSeptember 16, 2014
    Best bubble tea in London. No exceptions. Try the taro. Prepare for bubble tea heaven.
  • Jason H.
    Jason HirstAugust 29, 2014
    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!!!!
  • Hailey C.
    Hailey ClontsAugust 28, 2014
    Coconut milk tea was really creamy but I saw a bag of powdered coffee mate creamer which ruined it a bit...
  • Yuen May T.
    Yuen May TohAugust 16, 2014
    The taro milk tea with pearls is the best!
  • Nikita N.
    Nikita NAugust 11, 2014
    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 :-)
  • Gabriele O.
    Gabriele OlgiatiAugust 10, 2014
    Variety of flavours and perfect treatment for the thirst
  • Scott G.
    Scott GAugust 7, 2014
    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.
  • Tracy H.
    Tracy HanniganJune 30, 2014
    Really strange fun!
  • Bahadır Y.
    Bahadır YargınJune 28, 2014
    It is the worst thing I had ever drink. Don't even try it.
  • Marco C.
    Marco ColomboJune 17, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    It's simply the best bubble tea in town!
  • Rehan H.
    Rehan HollingsworthMay 4, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Try strawberry & mango flavour!
  • Priya C.
    Priya ChandranMarch 22, 2014
    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!!
  • Aphirat ♡ S.
    Aphirat ♡ SuthajittoMarch 17, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Matcha milk tea is the best!!
  • Roshini J.
    Roshini JohriJanuary 19, 2014
    Taro milk tea is amazing !
  • Thanh V.
    Thanh VoNovember 21, 2013
    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!
  • Michael K.
    Michael KalmanOctober 27, 2013
    Too much ice and not enough pearl. Not bad but must improve to hit Vancouver standards
  • James R.
    James RogersSeptember 16, 2013
    Honey dew milk tea with lychee popping boboa & tapioca is the one to get.
  • Andrew D.
    Andrew DavidsonAugust 27, 2013
    Great for teenage girls but the novelty wore thin for me.
  • CoCo S.
    CoCo Sumida❤June 24, 2013
    Taro & swirlballs is awesome... best bubbletea in ldn...
  • Sirine Nourhen .
    Sirine Nourhen 🎀June 12, 2013
    Not cheap but worth it :)) ♡
  • Carl W.
    Carl WhittakerJune 1, 2013
    Slow and rude service. We walked out without ordering.
  • Joe F.
    Joe FarishApril 6, 2013
    Try the Banoffee Pie flavoured special!
  • Aamir I.
    Aamir IqbalMarch 14, 2013
    The Green mint is a excellent flavour
  • Danny B.
    Danny BMarch 8, 2013
    Go for Taro, Matcha or Honeydew... You can never go wrong.
  • Benjamin F.
    Benjamin FrancisFebruary 21, 2013
    Coming from Hong Kong, they got some crazy combos here!
  • J L.
    J LeeFebruary 10, 2013
    Wayyy too sweet for my liking.Come here if u need to be high on sugar.
  • Kit F.
    Kit FriendFebruary 9, 2013
    Really slow service
  • Laura S.
    Laura SpenceJanuary 15, 2013
    Coconut tea was yum, concept is a bit on your face
  • Kevin L.
    Kevin LewisDecember 27, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    I recommend Apple, Mango, Apple and White Peach with Strawberry Popping Boba.
  • Lewis C.
    Lewis CaterDecember 22, 2012
    Coconut Milk Tea & White Peach Iced Tea are the best!
  • Niruna S.
    Niruna SuntharalingamDecember 9, 2012
    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.
  • Mariliis R.
    Mariliis RetterNovember 10, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Honeydew + strawberry bubble topping is delishh!
  • Taben N.
    Taben NikeOctober 27, 2012
    very nice spot .)
  • Charu S.
    Charu SrivastavaOctober 13, 2012
    Not sure what the hype is about - extremely slow service, messed up orders and sub-par taste. Much rather prefer Bobajam along Shaftsbury Avenue.
  • Lauren D.
    Lauren DOctober 4, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Cashing in on my free bubble tea with my loyalty voucher! :) Also, awesome blackboard diagram of bubble tea history!
  • Shay X.
    Shay XBSeptember 16, 2012
    Tasty, although for something more authentically Taiwanese, try the nearby Chaboba.
  • Marco H.
    Marco HenkelAugust 24, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Taro is really delicious.
  • Rachel
    RachelJuly 4, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Coconut mixed with taro is quite nice ;) remember to ask for 1/2 sweetness ;)
  • Rachel
    RachelJuly 1, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Macha is the best, if you like sour drinks should go for kumquat ;)
  • Stephy B.
    Stephy BJune 25, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    The Coconut Bubble Tea is lovely but so is the Peach!
  • Aimi hafizah
    Aimi hafizahJune 13, 2012
    Try pAssionfruit green tea with popping boba! Their milk based bubble are not that good though. But okay for london stds.
  • Hernando C.
    Hernando CarvalhoJune 5, 2012
    Bubble Tea is addictive.
  • Rob K.
    Rob KeyeJune 4, 2012
    Well thought out concept ruined by a minority of idiot and pretentious subpar customer base, almost exclusively made up of people like Jonas
  • Rileen C.
    Rileen ChuaMay 30, 2012
    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 :/
  • Matt M.
    Matt MorelliMay 21, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    The ice sometimes gets in the way of the pearls. I always order without ice.
  • Matt M.
    Matt MorelliMay 21, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Don't forget to mix the flavours together. Doesn't cost anything extra.
  • t0sh
    t0shMay 5, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Come here, enjoy the tea and hope you don't run into the pretentious Jonas..
  • Lauren D.
    Lauren DMarch 6, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Fun "facts" on the cups!
  • Elias Q.
    Elias QuinnFebruary 11, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    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!
  • Sarah C.
    Sarah CookFebruary 4, 2012
    Try the hot ginger fruit tea, perfect on a cold day!
  • F M.
    F MJanuary 22, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Honey Dew Milk tea + Passion fruit popping Boba
  • jo(anna)
    jo(anna)January 10, 2012
    swirlyballs!
  • Francesca V.
    Francesca VaneyJanuary 10, 2012
    Get the swirlyballs with fruit tea!
  • Michelle T.
    Michelle TanDecember 14, 2011
    Not fantastically authentic, but not bad for London.
  • Suzie Y.
    Suzie YDecember 10, 2011
    Best is milky plain Assam, half sweet and half ice! Perfect!
  • Jon D.
    Jon DickinsonNovember 24, 2011
    Passion Fruit Tea... Has to be done!
  • Jonas
    JonasNovember 20, 2011
    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.
  • Jess J.
    Jess JinOctober 20, 2011
    Plain Jasmine tea + Lychee jelly is good combination! Yum
  • Jonathan C.
    Jonathan ChooOctober 9, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Bubblefantastic
  • Sunu J.
    Sunu JosephOctober 7, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Taro is d best drink
  • Stark
    StarkSeptember 28, 2011
    Taro and vanilla without ice!!
  • Florence L.
    Florence LiSeptember 7, 2011
    Legit boba (I've had boba in taiwan and us)...way better than anything I've had in a chinatown...
  • Hatem
    HatemAugust 28, 2011
    Mango with lychee & grass jelly is a must try.
  • Mui M.
    Mui MuiAugust 12, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    The original hot Assam black tea with milk is the best.
  • Nonsense London
    Nonsense LondonAugust 10, 2011
    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.
  • Suresh K.
    Suresh KumarAugust 9, 2011
    Definitely order the Jasmine tapioca tea (without milk)
  • matthew l.
    matthew leeJuly 13, 2011
    mango tea, what a gem.
  • bruce
    bruceJune 11, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Really yummy, really yummy. Honeydew has actual crack in it! (j/k)
  • Jo C.
    Jo ChauJune 11, 2011
    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.
  • Stark
    StarkJune 5, 2011
    Ask it without ice if possible, I loved the almond one.
  • GinMonkey
    GinMonkeyMay 3, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    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!)
  • Tamsin A.
    Tamsin AMay 2, 2011
    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.
  • IG M.
    IG MorrisonApril 30, 2011
    Kumquat tea is lush. But service is painfully slow. If you see a queue out the door, avoid...
  • plucker
    pluckerApril 21, 2011
    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.
  • Nathan A.
    Nathan AApril 20, 2011
    Absolutely bubblicious
  • Kay
    KayMay 25, 2015
    Wenn man ab und zu mal in einem Bubbleology ist, lohnt sich die kostenlose Loyalty Karte.
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