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Margot Cooper Fortnum & Mason

Is there anything more English than a cup of tea? Learn about the traditional tea ceremony that has been the cornerstone of one of London’s most beautiful department stores for more than 300 years from Margot, a tea specialist at Fortnum & Mason.

Watch and share Margot’s personal London Story, her love of the teas and the tempting sweet and savoury treats that bring people together at this spectacular Mayfair store.

About Fortnum & Mason

Founded in 1707 on the same Piccadilly site it sits today, Fortnum & Mason is a historic food store that has a royal warrant from the Queen.

Fortnums is renowned as a purveyor of fine foods, hampers, teas and wine, with a selection of high-end and specialist goods and produce. Head upstairs, and you'll find a large collection of unique homewares and designer clothing.

There are five restaurants to explore within the departnment store, from an award-winning wine bar to an ice cream parlour and tea room.

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