Fortnum & Mason – Best of British

If you happen to be in London sometime I totally recommend that you visit Fortnum & Mason. You have probably heard about it since it is one of London’s best known tourist attractions. Englishmen love their traditions and shopping at Fortnum & Mason has been around since the 18th century.

Fortnum’s as it is called by the Londoners was founded in 1707 by William Fortnum and Hugh Mason and the department store is still located at 181 Piccadilly today. It is famous for supplying high quality goods, has had a bunch of royal warrants for over 150 years and is now privately owned by Wittington Investments Ltd.


Spring is in the air, at least in London, and that is the time when Fortnum & mason drum up attention for their essential goods for the perfect picnic. Fortnum’s are famous for their hampers that can be ordered all year round and adjusted to the season at hand. You can have the option of a more affordable hamper or you can go totally wild and spend thousands of pounds on the most extravagant of hampers. Depending on the contents of the hamper and if the goods are of a more long lasting character you can have it shipped internationally to your desired destination. When at Fortnum’s you can also try typically English food like a Pork Pie or a Single Scotch Egg. Or try their Afternoon Tea in their Diamond Jubilee tea room. Absolutely to die for!

At a time when the world is enthralled by the world of Downton Abbey and everything that is quintessentially English having a traditional picnic with a hamper stuffed with the best of goodies is a must!

Visit for the Best of Britsih.

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