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FORTNUM & MASON

Fortnum & Mason, Piccadilly
FORTNUM & MASON

Fortnum and Mason is a luxury department store founded in 1707 by William Fortnum and Hugh Mason. Fortnum was a footman in Queen Anne's household and the business was allegedly established on the profits he made from selling partially used royal candles. "Fortnum's" began life as a quality grocery store and, though it has expanded, it is still primarily known for its fabulous speciality foods and luxury hampers.

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Location/Address: 181 Piccadilly
County: London
Post Code: W1A 1ER
Main Historic Period: Modern
Useful Website Address: Portnum & Mason's website
Tip/Nearby: Green Park, Trafalgar Square
Primary Management: Private - open to the public
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