Fortnum & Mason
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- 98%Luxury Travelers
- 81%Local Culture
- 63%Art & Design Lovers
- 55%Business Travelers
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- Fortnum & MasonMember ofLuxury TravelersLocal CultureBusiness Travelers+ 8Aug 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.Recommended for:
- Fortnum & MasonMember ofLuxury TravelersLocal CultureOutdoor Enthusiasts+ 13Nov 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.Recommended for:
- Fortnum & MasonMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersFoodies+ 7Apr 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.Recommended for:
- Fortnum & MasonMember ofLuxury TravelersLocal CultureOutdoor Enthusiasts+ 11Aug 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.Recommended for:
- Fortnum & MasonMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBusiness Travelers+ 7Jul 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.
- Fortnum & MasonMember ofBusiness TravelersFoodiesWellness+ 2May 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.
- Fortnum & MasonOct 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!Recommended for:
- Fortnum & MasonMember ofFoodiesTrendstersArt & Design LoversMar 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.
- Fortnum & MasonDec 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?"
- Fortnum & MasonCommunity ManagerMember ofLocal CultureFoodiesLGBT+ 2Dec 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.
- Fortnum & MasonMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersFoodies+ 2Nov 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.
- Fortnum & MasonAug 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!