1900. Coca‑Cola first arrived in the UK when Charles Candler, son of the Coca‑Cola Company founder Asa Candler, brought five gallons of syrup with him on a visit to London. It was first sold in the UK on 31st August 1900, but didn't go on sale regularly until the early 1920s, when it appeared at outlets around London including Selfridges and the London Coliseum.

One of the biggest soda fountains was at Selfridges department store – you can see it in this 1926 photo from our internal magazine, The Red Barrel.

Watch some of the first Coca-Cola TV adverts to air in Great Britain.