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Lord Mayor's Show

Fortnum's At The Lord Mayor's Show

We are delighted to have been able to march once again in the Lord Mayor's show. Fortnum's has twice-marched in the Lord Mayor’s show: first in 2007 as part of its tercentenary celebrations, and later in 2012 during the Diamond Jubilee.

This year, Fortnum’s joined the procession once again to mark the opening of our new store and restaurant in The Royal Exchange in November 2018, with a megawatt tea party compered by a herd of dancing cats.
Our famous felines are a recurrent motif that were first introduced by illustrator Edward Bawden in the 1950s, and have been making themselves comfortable in 181 Piccadilly ever since.

In fact, our newly established outpost in the City is not without historical precedent. Several members of the Fortnum’s family lived and worked in the area when they first come to London, as victuallers, as stationers, as wine merchants, and even one as the Sheriff of the City itself. In many ways, Fortnum’s presence in The Royal Exchange is like coming home.