Fortnum & Mason

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Quintessentially English shopping
Known as a full-service department store since 1707, Fortnum & Mason remains as vital a tourist destination as Harrods, though its proportions are quaint by comparison. Gift opportunities abound in the ground-floor and basement food halls, which include pretty tins of teas and biscuits, a fantasy-like sweets counter and a chocolate counter that includes Audrey's famous creams [including the signature and very English dark chocolate violet creams]. The store also includes fashions, toiletries, jewellry, stationery etc, restaurant and tea room, and a neo-retro ice cream parlor up on the first floor. Fortnum's is a bit too establishment for some tastes, but its status as a London landmark is undeniable. White Cube art gallery [see entry] is a minute away.


    • stevenlavigne
      stevenlavigne 1 year ago

      As far as I'm concerned, this is THE place for Tea in London. Been there twice, once for afternoon tea, and once for High Tea. It's so lovely. Enjoy yourself, cough up the price and pretend to be posh!

    • roundupcowboy
      roundupcowboy Over a year ago
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      great place for classic british food stuffs
      like teas, jams, cakes, candies and the like. nothing else. lived in london for years & this is the place for quality goods as described. the restaurant on jeryman street entrance is great for a quick bite. also st james restaurant is great for saturday lunch or a formal tea with mates or mum.