Escorted by one of the capital’s highly respected Blue Badge Guides, they pepper their chat with anecdotes about landmarks and famous characters who once graced these now rarefied streets, while key experts share more delicious insights, offering plenty of opportunities to taste and buy.
Participating stores are Fortnum & Mason, Paxton & Whitfield, Berry Bros. & Rudd, and the Maille mustard boutique, boasting more than 1000 years of fine victual supplies between them.
Finally, it is time for tea at Fortnum & Mason. Tea has always been the most important product for F&M since it opened here in 1707, and it now boasts five tearistas (like a barista, but for tea) and an afternoon tea to beat them all, with brews to match. An F&M tearista will show you how to taste tea professionally in its special tea tasting salon and offer an entertaining gallop through the history of tea and its rare brews.