Fortnum’s began with candles – in 1707 William Fortnum opened a small shop on Duke Street and began selling candles created from stubs leftover from the royal household. Three centuries later, Fortnum & Mason opened its own dedicated candle room on the first floor. This glittering nook is ablaze with the very finest candles, from simple columns to the exclusive Essence of Fortnum’s – a mix of beeswax, rose and clove – specially created by Roja Parfums.
Fortnum’s is the original expert in portable provisions. You can place an order or take away a hamper there and then, either chosen from our extensive list or made up to your exact requirements. Our Sales Advisors situated within the First Floor Hamper Department are there to assist you.
Corporate Customer Ordering
Corporate customers who would prefer to place orders in person can do so in the company of a Fortnum’s Advisor, who will be happy to walk around the store suggesting suitable items before personally completing your order. Please call 020 7973 4145 to make an appointment.
For advice on delivery of any items in the UK or around the world, we’re expertly equipped to answer your questions. As the Duke of Wellington would attest (if he were still around to ask), we’ve been doing it for quite some time.