Friday, August 30, 2002

Friday, August 30 Fortnum and Mason

"Fortnum and Mason supplied Victorian high society with the food for events like the Ascot races and the Henley Regatta. They specialized in providing picnic hampers stocked with elegant provisions for such occasions, and on Derby Day Picadilly was jammed with coaches queuing to receive their hampers. The store in Picadilly now sells luxury goods of all description, from fine crystal and porcelain to linen and bath accessories. They still sell personalized hampers for travelers on the Channel Tunnel or airplane flights."

I remember getting lots of fancy sugar cubes here. Oh and we had afternoon tea here. I love the stacked plates with scones and pastries. Will definitely have to go again.

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