A grand past
Founded in 1707 as a humble grocery store by William Fortnum and Hugh Mason, the store soon found favour with the royal court. As a result, it began to stock specialty items and luxury meals that were favoured by the elites of the Victorian era.
From the red-carpeted entrance to the chandeliers, marble pillars and gilded interiors, Fortnum and Mason is the last word in exclusivity. Their luxurious range of products, from classic cheeses to tempting chocolates, exotic teas to exquisite cakes, bespoke hampers to chic homeware, speaks of their commitment to excellence.
Do set aside time to visit the legendary Food Hall at the lower ground level, the 1707 Wine Bar and the Diamond Jubilee Tea Salon where you can enjoy a delightful English tea.