FORTNUM & MASON
Since 1707, Fortnum & Mason has been the quintessential English store, situated in the heart of London’s Piccadilly.
Famous for its top-notch groceries (it is the Queen’s official supplier), it sells a wide range of classic English pantry items, including unparalleled loose leaf teas, coffee, traditional confectionery, artisan biscuits, chutneys, jams and preserves; in short, everything you need for the perfect afternoon tea. Many of these delicious things can be found in the iconic F&M hampers, traditional straw-lidded baskets in every size used for picnicking, that favorite English pastime. Alternatively, ask the staff for an empty hamper and pile up a selection of your own personal favorites for a bespoke option. If food is not what you are after, Fortnum’s – as it is known to native Londoners – also sells a substantial variety of gifts unrelated to food, including jewelry, luxury stationery, beauty products for men and women, and homeware.