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Fortnum & Mason: temple of tea and quality groceries

gourmet food shopping

This teashop in Piccadilly, with a 300-year history, offers ‘hampers' full of delicious foods, marmalades, wines, teas, and biscuits to give a taste of England to friends at home.

This brand, created in 1707 by William Fortnum and Hugh Mason, is the uncontested reference for fine teas and luxury products, and has been an official supplier of the royal family for 150 years.

Queen Elisabeth surely has her favourites among the delicacies purchased here and Prince Charles swears by their brand of tea. Enter into this very British universe with all the finest ingredients: a diverse selection of teas and coffees, tasty biscuits in music boxes, mustards and chutneys, marmalades and other confections that will be quickly devoured, but only after appreciating the fine wrappers and boxes.

Or go for one of the iconic gift baskets or hampers' marked with ‘F&M' that have made its worldwide success. Walk the fresh-market aisles, then explore the different floors, for this palace of wonders contains many tasty surprises.

Fortnum & Mason
181 Piccadilly
London W1A 1ER

+44 (0)20 7734 8040

www.fortnumandmason.com

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