Fortnum and Mason, founded in 1707, is a piece of history, located in the heart of Piccadilly.
The history page on the shop website makes very interesting reading. I especially enjoyed the pieces on the creation of the Scotch Egg invented for travellers in 1738 and in 1886 Mr Heinz brings Baked Beans to Piccadilly.
Personally, for me, the store conjures up images of hampers, tins of biscuits, gentleman's relish, tea caddys and delicious afternoon teas! Especially wonderful at Christmas time.