Some are straight long bottles called Hutchinson, which were first created in 1899. Others are classic curvy ones with the words ‘Coca Cola’ cast in the glass. They are sold in special white paper boxes at the Selfridges Food Hall or chilled at the Soda Bar on the Ground Floor, in the fashion department. It is manned by 50’s styled waiters and waitresses.
Coca Cola fans can also buy special edition T-shirts, straw holders, glasses or magnets etc as souvenirs.
1950’s-style pop- up soda bar
~ for six weeks from Friday 17th June
Address: Selfridges, 400 Oxford Street, London W1A 1AB
Tel: 0800 123 400
Has it been 125 years already?
In case you do not already know….
The Coca-Cola story began on 8 May 1886 when a pharmacist named Dr. John Pemberton carried a jug of Coca-Cola syrup to Jacobs’ Pharmacy in downtown Atlanta, where it was mixed with carbonated water and sold for five cents a glass. To this day, the secret formula remains a closely guarded secret within the vaults of Atlanta.