Behind the scenes at Fortnum & Mason

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We have picked the best 'green' spots in London to settle down in and spend an afternoon of fun and food.

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From commissions with Yves Saint Laurent, Charles Creed and Salvatore Ferragamo, to the more recent works of Richard Brendon and Rory Dobner, explore Fortnum’s pivotal role in the careers of some of the most celebrated and ground-breaking artists.

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Have you ever asked yourself “what is the difference between a preserve, marmalade and jelly?” If you’ve found yourself asking this question, allow us to answer it.

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Our chocolates are handcrafted in Brighton from the most exceptional ingredients, using time-honoured, traditional techniques.This is how we make each one.

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Fortnum’s Tea & Coffee Buyer, Florence, travels to some of the world’s most secluded estates to source only the finest of beans for Fortnum's.

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Fortnum’s Tea

All About Tea - Ever wondered why some tea is black and some green, what TGFOP stands for or why First Flush is so special?

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The Etiquette of Tea - Let Fortnum’s take you by the hand and guide you through the maze. It’s some way easier than you may have feared.

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Here’s all you need to know about the ‘right’ way to make tea. No ceremony necessary.

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Fortnum's Tea Buyer Darren Williams travels to visit the tea estates in Darjeeling.

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Our rooftop residents would certainly win at Bee Monopoly, but how good is the honey?

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Once upon a century, our Expeditions Department equipped an Empire with everything from the first mosquito net to (with any luck) the last folding motorboat.

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Fortnum's flies into Heathrow: Both gates open at Terminal 5.

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