Britain: From Tea to Tease

During the lively late show at London's newest nightclub, underdressed chorus girls grind in the naughtiest Memphis manner while patrons dine on smoked salmon and chicken à la Maryland. Called "Showboat" and located in the Strand, the club is so popular that it is booked solid on weekends through New Year's. The most extraordinary fact about it, however, is its owner: London's J. Lyons & Co., Ltd., known to Britons for years as the conservative proprietor of 170 staid, gold-and-white-fronted teahouses scattered through their country.

1,000,000 Bottles. The new nightclub is the most startling evidence yet of Lyons' efforts to change...

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