The Fortnum & Mason department store which was established in 1707, was initially opened as a grocery store and was later expanded into other fields of trade.
Fortnum & Mason specialise in delicious foods, drinks and all sorts of hampers. Tea and biscuit containers are an especially good option for gifts.
The first two floors are dedicated to fresh food, special products and tea. The department store also sells dishes, cosmetics and men’s clothes. The top floor has a tea salon called The Diamond Jubilee Tea Salon, which the Queen inaugurated for the 2012 Jubilee, meaning her 60th anniversary as the Queen. The salon lets you enjoy a traditional British afternoon tea with sandwiches and pastries.
Fortnum has also opened a new destination, The Royal Exchange London City, where you can also enjoy an afternoon tea and other meals in a very picturesque setting.