Happy Tuesday! I hope you have been enjoying my posts about England. Today is the last post in that series, and it takes place in London.
My birthday was last September and, for my gift, my parents treated me to high tea at Fortnum & Mason in London. I love all things high tea and couldn’t wait to end the trip that way. Fortnum & Mason is one of the oldest tea establishments and department stores in England as it began in 1707! It is also famous for its picnic baskets.
The department store is beautiful and carries all fine things in the way of fashion, beauty, food, and housewares. We arrived at the store an hour earlier than we needed to, just so that we could explore the store. I much preferred Fortnum & Mason compared to Harrod’s, but that’s just my opinion.
When it was time for our high tea, we went to The Diamond Jubilee Tea Salon. Fortnum & Mason has gluten-free and vegan options for high tea, as well as a regular menu. If you are looking for a gluten-free option for high tea, this is one for you! There were several tea options to choose from, so you should be able to find one for you. There were also many tea sandwiches, scones, jams, clotted cream, and they even gave me a slice of cake for my birthday. This gluten-free high tea at Fortnum & Mason was a hit for both of us!
The price per person was definitely more than it was at other places, but I think the experience is worth it. If you’re going to London, save your pennies (or pounds) because you’re going to want to stop by Fortnum & Mason. A few cups of hot tea and yummy things to eat are also essential when it’s cold and raining, as it was that day.
Again, I hope you have enjoyed this series as much as I have! Has it inspired you to go to England? I hope so!