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Fortnum & Mason

181 Piccadilly, London W1A 1ER, United Kingdom
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    KJB
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    5 Aug 26, 2013

    Fortnum's is amazing! From the window displays outside we are drawn into the store.. once in the store it is luxury and quality all the day. Colours and smells are spellbinding.

    I walk past the store most days and marvel at the displays. Sometimes stopping in to meet a friend for a cup of tea.

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  • Fortnum & Mason
    Jason Groom
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    4 Nov 24, 2013

    Known as the world's most elite grocery store. From the vintage Krug champagne to the Scottish smoked salmon, this is an experience you will never forget. Aged balsamic vinegar and white truffle oil rub shoulders with Beluga caviar, foie gras with truffles, chewy, chocolate Florentines and rare and special Panama Esmeralda coffee. They have wines and spirits are more than equal to the challenge; Dom Perignon Rosé, D’Oliveras Boal Madeira and a Bowmore 25-year-old single malt are just a hint of the many pleasures to be found inside.

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  • Fortnum & MasonPro 2014
    Julia P
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    5 Apr 21, 2013

    One of London's classic places to shop, there is no better place in London to inhale the perfume of exotic teas, shop for frivolous foods with which to stuff a picnic hamper, and generally absorb the atmosphere of English opulence than Fortnum & Mason.

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    Thierry Lainey
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    5 Feb 21, 2014
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    5 Sep 11, 2013

    The British Royal Family's corner shop. Wonderfully baroque, a complete anachronism but quintessentially British.

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    5 Aug 22, 2013

    A week in London is hardly complete without high tea, and Fortnum and Mason is the place to do it. Choose a sweet, savoury or classic tea, with champagne or without, and relax to the afternoon strains of the live pianist. Our tip is to order one "tea" for every two or three people in the party, unless everyone wants to have a full meal. If you're not interested in tea, it's worth stopping in to poke around the classic store, exploring everything from picnic hampers to Stilton cheese.

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    Emily B
    5 Oct 23, 2013
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    5 Aug 09, 2012

    Must take time to enjoy the afternoon tea here

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    Lucy Swift Weber Youdovin
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    5 Jul 05, 2012

    Established in 1700, Fortnum & Mason is an exceptional food hall, offering edible creations of all kinds. High tea at Fortnum & Mason is wonderful, because every element of proper high tea is included, from the clotted cream and scones to the cucumber sandwiches. This is just a great London institution and a really fun place to shop or eat.

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    Stephen
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    3 Jan 04, 2014

    Providing a range of wine, beverages, condiments, main food staples, and hampers. Includes historical and press information.

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    Stuart Scott
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    3 Jan 08, 2014

    The Queen's grocer! Try the afternoon teas and the ice cream parlour.

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    5 May 09, 2014

    One of the few places in London that offers gluten free afternoon tea (complete with gluten free finger sandwiches, pastries and scones!) without 24 hours notice. Booking highly recommended though.

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    Rachel Greene
    4 Oct 20, 2013

    Fortune and Mason is a famous tea shop in London. We spotted it while on the Red Bus and I fell in love with the adorable design of the building exterior - cute little dragons of all different colors are all over it! I don't know if they're permanent, but they were so whimsical!

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    Inês Maldonado
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    5 Mar 04, 2013

    The queen's grocery shop. Absolutely one of my favourite places on earth. It reminds me of that "breakfast at tiffany's" line where nothing can go wrong here. Their packaging is great and their tea tins are a great present to bring home for mum. Everything food related is droll-worthy and all presented to impeccable taste. I also love the parlour for tea and great chocolloccious sundaes.

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    James McBennett
    5 Dec 24, 2012

    My favourite shop in London and best place to buy anyone a gift.

    Would recommend everyone visiting London to make an effort to see the store and stay for afternoon tea. Every detail right down to the stainless steel teapots are exceptional.

    The staff at Fortnum and Mason wear tailcoats. Rumour had it that they had to answer any question a customer asks, so we put them to the test. Twenty minutes later, the staff member returned with the answer to "What part of the badger did the hair for the badger hair shaving brush come from?"

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    Amanda Foley
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    4 Dec 18, 2012

    I picked a *lovely* time of year to make my first visit to Fortnum & Mason. 'The Queens Supermarket' is dazzling with all of its Christmas decor! It was a lovely place to linger, window shop and take in scents of the gorgeous smelling loose leaf teas! Bit too pricey to do my Christmas shopping, but I did get some fancy cheese.

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    4 Nov 27, 2012

    Yes, it's pricey, but it is fun to visit around the winter holidays. The self-described "Queen's Grocer" is, as a British friend put it, older than America and teeming with old-school British edibles. I went there one year, right before Christmas, and picked up interesting gifts for friends: rum butter, Turkish delight, mini mince pies, etc.

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    Deborah Thompson
    5 Aug 23, 2012

    This historic & iconic London Landmark is quite an experience, even to those of us not terribly fond of "Department Store" shopping. We had an amazingly fun time in this store, we invite you to read our professional review on our website for a real insiders view of this incredible experience. Whatever you do, if you find yourself in London, don't miss visiting this store, it truly is jaw-dropping in terms of products, displays, service and selections from around the world. Please link to my article here: http://www.newjetsetters.com/best-of-london-part-iii-fortnum-mason/ Happy shopping!

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    4 Aug 14, 2012

    The Queen's supermarket is a classic English institution. Posh food halls are better then Harrods and includes the best tea selection in London.

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    Laura Rohde
    4 Jul 20, 2012

    As far as shops go, pretty darn nice. But to be honest, I only go here if I've got to buy host gifts (the soaps are always well received).

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4.5 out of 5
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Founded in 1707, Fortnum and Mason is not only a world famous department store, but also an iconic London site. Spend your day browsing through its multiple floors housing food items, clothing and much more. At Fortnum and Mason you can find high-quality fruits, meats, teas, wines and spirits. You can even visit the fabulous St. James Restaurant located on the fourth floor for a formal lunch or ... read more
traditional afternoon tea in an elegant and refined environment complete with music provided by a pianist. Before you leave be sure to pick up one of Fortnum's traditional hampers filled with an assortment of delicious treats.

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