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The World's Most Famous Cornershop


First founded in London’s Piccadilly in 1707, we are proud to have remained an essential destination for anyone in search of extraordinary food, exceptional service and joy-giving things ever since. Everyone remembers their first encounter with us, and no wonder – over our centuries of history, we have been committed to delivering a sense of pleasure to anyone who walks through our doors.

The First 314 Years

Like all great exercises in creation, Fortnum & Mason began with light. The insistence of Queen Anne's household on fresh candles every night spelled a legitimate perk for an enterprising footman: spare palace wax to sell on. By 1707, William Fortnum's enlightened sideline had melted down into enough to leave royal service and start a business with his landlord Hugh Mason. The rest, as they say, is grocery.

Platinum Jubilee

Created in honour of Her Majesty The Queen's Platinum Jubilee, our limited-edition collection takes inspiration from the passions and pursuits that have defined the British Monarch's historic 70-year reign. From commemorative teaware and toast-worthy bottles to exclusive memorabilia, scrumptious sweet treats and glorious hampers – mark this milestone year with a little something from Fortnum's.

Picnic, anyone?

A bustling park, a sun-dappled garden, under an umbrella at the seaside — wherever your next summer outing takes you, Fortnum’s is on hand with every al fresco essential. From finest fizz and famous Scotch Eggs to sunshine-filled hampers, prepare for adventure today.


The perfect picnic takes more than just glorious food and drink – and every essential accessory is right here.

Al Fresco Dining

Whether you're planning a picnic celebration or impromptu al fresco feast, every delicious detail required is ready and waiting at Fortnum's.

Fresh Picnics

Full of fresh ingredients, glorious seasonal flavours and ever-so-refreshing tipples, our expertly-curated picnics are ready when you are.

A Hamper-full of Joy

As the Home of the Hamper for more than 300 years, we know a thing or two about how to create the perfect Parcel of Joy. Always filled to the brim with handpicked and delicious things from our famous Food Halls, all that’s left is to choose your adventure...

Food Hampers

These gourmet hampers gather together the very best foods to be found in our Food Halls to delight the cook and the epicure alike.

Take Time for Tea

Tea is a way of life at Fortnum's; we have a long-standing history as tea pioneers and today we're always looking for new ways to innovate with our favourite drink. While we would always recommend brewing with loose leaf tea for the most superior cup, we're happy to say that all of our teabags are plastic-free and completely compostable.

What's Tea Without Biscuits?

Biscuits are one of our favourite things at Fortnum's, and we go to great lengths to ensure ours are the best. Is your dunker of choice enrobed in thick chocolate, or shortbread rich and moreish with butter?

Welcome to Chocolate Wonderland

As avowed sweet-tooths, chocolates always makes us feel cheerful. Explore our extraordinary collection of chocolates, sweet treats and mouthwatering confectionery creations, and add a few to your basket today. Your tastebuds will thank you...

For Every Kind of Feast

Discover every feasting essential you'll need this season in our famous Food Hall, filled with everything from the finest meat and cheeses to pies, fresh produce and more. Whether your celebration is big or small, you’ll find plenty of merry to go round at Fortnum's.

Wine Less Ordinary

In a world where options have become endless, we believe it's time for a little refinement. That's why we only ever stock the most interesting white, red and sparkling wines, created by the world's most innovative growers, and unique spirits too.

Glorious Gifts

From joy-giving hampers to personalised presents, from birthdays to anniversaries, new arrivals to new homes... whatever the occasion, let your loved ones know you're thinking of them with a special delivery from Fortnum’s.