Fortnum & Mason

The other day I headed off to the west end to continue my Christmas shopping. This time I was heading to a London institution, Fortnum & Mason. www.fortnumandmason.com
Spiral down

Fortnum’s is the kind of shop which has been around forever. It’s in the same league as Harrod’s but thankfully without as many tourists. The crusted gentry seem to like shopping there as several cut glass accents were heard admiring and then buying the delicacies on offer.

The back stairs

In this day and age I suspect Fortnum’s are feeling the pinch. Delicacies are now available everywhere, caviar, truffles and foie gras are no longer the exclusive right of the ultra rich and while tradition is important, it’s necessary to move with the times.

Display cabinet

The exterior

Having said that, a Fortnum & Mason hamper is a delightful thing and makes a lovely gift. 
 
That’s all I’m saying…

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