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Fortnum & Mason opens at Heathrow's T5

Iconic food and drink retailer, Fortnum & Mason, has opened its first stand-alone airport store at Heathrow Terminal 5 – complete with a bar and an exclusive blend of tea for passengers.

The presence at the gateway represents an important milestone for a brand that has been synonymous with world travel since 1707, and from its earliest days Fortnum’s has supplied intrepid explorers in the furthest corners of the world with hampers full of home comforts.

Now the retailer is in a position to connect with today’s modern global traveller at the world’s third busiest hub for air traffic.

Fortnum & Mason has opened a 1,000 square foot store, offering a range of exclusive goods and top-notch service.

It carries a selection of products from Fortnum’s flagship Piccadilly store, designed with the traveller in mind, along with hampers, as well as a range of its most popular teas and preserves (including jams, marmalades and honeys) and confectionery items.

There is also a savory counter offering a selection of chilled products, including smoked salmon and caviar.

Famous for their range of fine teas, Fortnum’s has created a new blend exclusively for the Terminal 5 store - ‘Explorer’s Blend’ - which is a bold combination of contrasting flavours from the four corners’ of the tea world; Ceylon (Nuwara Eliya), Kenya, China (Green Jasmine) and India (Assam).

Following in early December, the Fortnum & Mason Bar will open for business from first to last flight.

Travellers will be able to sample delights from an exquisite range of fresh, seasonal food and drink, celebrating the very best of Fortnum’s famous Food Halls at Piccadilly.

Charcuterie plates, hams, caviars and smoked salmon will all feature, alongside an extensive collection of the best wines and champagnes.

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