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London's love affair with coffee goes way back. In the 17th century, the city was awash with coffeehouses filled with citizens debating the topics of the day. Today, the capital is not so different, although there are fewer cases of scurvy, and women are now allowed on the premises — rejoice!
To honor this cherished tradition, we rounded up the caffeine joints worth using a travel card to reach. Whatever your poison, there's a java store serving up the perfect cup. So, put down that mug of instant and make a beeline to the cafés, delis, and espresso bars giving Londoners the shakes for all the right reasons. Click ahead to see what's brewing.