Things 2 Do in London: Fortnum & Mason of Piccadilly

I usually visit F&M on my 2nd day of the trip. I love this place… it is in Piccadilly just off Regent Street so it’s merely a walking distance to all the attractions…

With a history dating back to the 1700’s and several royal warrants under it’s belt… it is one place in London where you can feel you are actually in London… you walk through the gorgeous doors to a room with plush carpeting and crystal chandeliers and old wood and glass displays…

F&M always caters the newest and strangest things to be found in the UK… back when Ketchup was unknown, it was sold for the first time in F&M… you walk around in amazement… you see very few Arabs milling around which is a good thing… i don’t think many would waste their times in what they would perceive as an old grocery store… only it’s not a mere grocery store!

Several restaurants are on the premises… their English Tea is something worth trying… they sell every thing from tea, coffee, jam, honey, biscuits, and groceries to books, games, baby stuff, linen, china and many many more! You can visit their website for more information (click here)

I personally am a huge fan of their tea collection and their rose infused tea. Their selection of flavored green tea bags is amazing, the tins of cookies and biscuits are yummy. The packaging is neat and lovely and would make an amazing gift to your family and friends back home…

Stay away from the Smokey Earl Grey though… it’s like drinking a Smoke :S

I love using their stairway! I feel like i am back in time 😀

I was searching for a selection of good quality food paints and color that are also suitable for vegetarians. I found what i wanted in F&M… which was expected given the range of goods you can find in there and no where else!

I can’t wait to bake something and use my new colors *shivers*…

If you are in London… you must must MUST take a stroll around F&M… you will not regret it for it’s a time well spent!

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6 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by dvp on June 22, 2010 at 9:16 AM

    they have the best jams and preserves i’ve ever tasted and their biscuits are to die for so rich and buttery


  2. Posted by Q80BOY on June 22, 2010 at 10:44 AM

    mum will go mad if she sees this .. debating with myself .. should i tell her? 😛


  3. Nice… God I miss London!!! 🙂


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