Pleasure / November 2018

Fortnum & Mason at The Royal Exchange

Fortnum & Mason, London’s most famous emporium for fine living, has added another decadent outpost in The Royal Exchange.

London boasts many a recognisable landmark, from the Renzo Piano-designed Shard to the Houses of Parliament and Tower Bridge, but few of them can claim to be as withstanding as one certain institution which has been an iconic part of Piccadilly for over 300 years: Fortnum & Mason. Of all the incredible boutiques, department stores, flagships and HQs in London, Fortnum & Mason is a rare breed - an emporium of divine curiosities, whether edible, wearable or simply to be marvelled at. And while it may attract tourists from all over the world, true Londoners too flock headlong to its various departments, for in them one will find specialities and delicacies unavailable anywhere else, together with Fortnum's fabled hampers.

This month, Fortnum & Mason will open up their newest outpost at one of the world’s most iconic centres of trade, The Royal Exchange. After years of close ties with the City through its Concierge service, Fortnum’s will bring the exceptional hospitality and gifting for which it is world-famous straight to London’s financial centre. This will be the fourth UK store for Fortnum & Mason, and will sit alongside a new destination restaurant – The Fortnum’s Bar & Restaurant at The Royal Exchange.

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Ryan Thompson