Fortnum & Mason is unique. Their beautiful façade and famous window displays attract admirers from near and far.
Walk through the oak doors, and you know you are entering a very special place. For three centuries Fortnum’s has been committed to bringing the world’s best food to Piccadilly – often from continents away.
History of Fortnum & Mason
When Mason met Fortnum in the 1700’s while Mason had a small shop in St. James Market in London England, the Fortnum family from Oxford, a high-class builder helping to establish the St. James and Mayfair areas into the most fashionable in London. Their foundation was built providing candles for the Queen while Fortnum was employed as a footman with the Royal family.
British Icon & Purveyor of Fine Goods
Originally started as a grocery store, Fortnum & Mason in a department store filled with high quality goods and is an iconic British symbol, a holder of many Royal Warrants over a 150-year period. Growing rapidly throughout the Victorian era. Famous for their loose-leaf teas they have been selling since the 1700’s and world-renowned luxury picnic hampers which were sold to Victorian High Society. Much more than a department store, enjoy their restaurants, beauty rooms, events and for those not in the area, you can always get some of the experience online.
ONE OF THEIR FAMOUS LUXURY HAMPERS
Superior Tea Hamper
The Fountain Restaurant at Fortnum & Mason
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