FORTNUM & MASON
Founded in 1707 by Hugh Mason and William Fortnum, Fortnum & Mason is famous for its tea and teaware. There are currently only three other branches of the store, which are in St. Pancras, Heathrow T5 and Dubai.
Located in busy Picadilly, it is a heaven for tea lovers. Upon entrance, elegant Mint coloured tea tins line the shelves of the store, and you can find beautiful homeware, hampers and stationary on the second floor. The ground floor is usually quite crowded with tourists, but the further up you go the less hectic it becomes.
To get the full Fortnum & Mason tea experience, be sure to book a British Afternoon Tea at The Diamond Jubilee Tea Salon.
Nearby attractions include Piccadilly Circus, Regent Street, and Green Park which leads to the Buckingham Palace.
Fortnum & Mason is open from Monday to Saturday from 10:00 to 21:00, and 11:30 to 18:00 on Sundays.
You can get there by travelling to the Piccadilly Circus Station via the Bakerloo Line and Piccadilly Line by Tube.