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Fortnum & Mason

Fortnum & Mason has opened its doors in one of London’s most iconic buildings, the Royal Exchange.

Billingsgate old market

Situated in The Courtyard, it includes a bar and restaurant as well as produce from their famous Food Halls.

Situated in The Courtyard, it includes a bar and restaurant as well as produce from their famous Food Halls.

The royal family’s insistence on having new candles every night resulted in large amounts of half‐used wax, which Fortnum promptly resold for a tidy profit!

In 1964 they added to their headquarters building at 181 Piccadilly, the now famous Fortnum’s clock.

Fortnum & Mason clock

It has eighteen bells, from the same foundry as Big Ben, which every fifteen minutes plays a selection of music.

On the hour, Messrs Fortnum and Mason appear through the doors.

Source: Fortnum & Mason: The First 312 Years