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.

Getting there

Fortnum & Mason is on Piccadilly about 5 minutes away from the Piccadilly Circus underground station (Piccadilly). Green Park's station (Jubilee) is about the same distance away in the opposite direction.


Fortnum & Mason are located at a very central location and is near many other destinations. The nearest ones are Piccadilly Circus, Regent Street and Green Park. Buckingham Palace is also less than 10 minutes away by foot.