The Journal | #Fortnums

Edward Bawden

A Lovers' Stroll Around Fortnum's

The bees and birds are buzzing and we’re in the mood for love. Let us take you on a romantic getaway, floor by glorious floor of our iconic Piccadilly store.

Walking the red carpet of our deliciously sweet ground floor will make anyone feel like a VIP. Here you’ll find sweets for your sweet, sugar for your honey and hearts are certain to melt after one bite of our popular pink Marc de Champagne Truffles.

Speaking of pink, say hello to milk, white and dark chocolate’s newest sibling – Fortnum’s Ruby Chocolate. Made from specially selected cocoa beans, our Ruby Chocolate not only has a unique lipstick pink colour but also delivers the remarkable flavours of berry and fruit flavours.

Treating your special someone to breakfast in bed? Make sure you’re using a spread worth toasting, like our Strawberry & Champagne preserve or Rose Petal & Prosecco Jelly, the perfect partners to our limited edition St Valentine’s tea. This delicate blend marries soft white tea buds with heady rose petals and sweet hibiscus for a delightful floral taste, best enjoyed a deux…

Stroll down the spiral staircase to the Lower Ground, you'll find our in-house florist. Blooming with beauty and fragrance, our elegant collection of bouquets have been designed especially for Valentine’s Day. What would make this gift even more perfect? a personalised bottle of Blanc de Blancs Champagne, of course.

Now you’ve mastered the essentials it’s time to get fresh, fruity and intense. We’re talking about fragrance, obviously. Created by the world's leading perfumers, our collection features a host of exclusive and unique labels to express your beloved’s personality. Our fragrance experts are on hand – or is it nose? – to guide you through the scent profiles.

The second floor of our Piccadilly store is also the destination for our unique accessories and exquisite jewellery. You may be lucky enough to stumble across the aptly named Rocks Bar: here we'll pop a cork before you pop the question. In other words, you can enjoy a complimentary glass of something sparkling while you choose something… sparkling!


We're home of hamper and you’ll find that romance is wicker shaped at Fortnum’s. On third floor our Valentine’s Hampers are ready to woo. 100% Cupid-approved, each wicker wonder is packed with delicious delights including sweet teas, chocolate boxes, champagne and more. What’s more, the Exclusively Yours Hamper is just that, you can personalise your basket with your own monogrammed initials, Fortnum & Mason, Romeo & Juliet, You & I... all you need is Fortnum’s.

Here you’ll also find glorious gifts and accessories for dapper gents and The Barber, our in-house head-master to give any discerning gent the Valentine’s Day fix-up, look-sharp.

Afternoon Tea

Finally, no trip to Fortnum’s would be complete without a date to the Diamond Jubilee Tea Salon. Indulge in our special Valentine's Afternoon Tea and enjoy expertly cut sandwiches, pretty patisserie and fluffy scones. The question here isn’t how much you can eat, as there are no limits on how much you can enjoy. It’s which to spread first - jam or cream?