Where The Royal Family Shops Featured

Immerse yourself in the royal tradition when you shop at the following top-notch British owned and operated shops and department stores. Be careful though, you might run into Prince Harry.

Harrods

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A visit to Harrods means stepping into the same store frequented by Oscar Wilde, Charlie Chaplin, A.A. Milan, and various members of the royal family. Founded in 1834, Harrods motto, Omnia Omnibus Ubique, meaning, "all things for all people everywhere" holds true for any shopper.  Whether that means a hamper of food perfect for the lover of gourmet cuisines and picnics, or chic clothing by Burberry, Harrods has it all. With over 330 departments and personal style assistants, Harrod's is a one-stop shopping adventure that carries world famous brands such as Valentino, Roger Vivier, Stella McCartney, La Mer, DIOR, Chloe, and Charlotte Tilbury among others. 

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Fortnum and Mason

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For a truly British shopping experience, stop by Fortnum and Mason. Beloved by the royal family and established in 1707, this once-small local grocery shop has grown into a large department store that offers a variety of English goods as well as difficult-to-find speciality items. With personalised picnic hampers, well-crafted homeware, and, of course, British tea, this department store (and English household name) has something for every occasion. If you feel tired after shopping, be sure to visit Fortnum and Mason's famed tea shop--Queen Elizabeth II always drinks Earl Grey. 

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Floris 

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Wearing Floris perfume or cologne means donning scents used by the royal family, Beau Brummell, and the fictional character James Bond. Family owned and operated since 1730, Floris is a British household name that has a reputation as one of the finest perfumeries in the world. Since its humble beginnings in the 18th century, Floris has expanded from its original building on Jermyn Street to a second location on Ebury Street which also offers the famous Floris scents and service. Forward-looking yet connected with its past, Floris is a classic British name and brand you should not overlook. 

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JJ Fox

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When you walk into JJ Fox, you are stepping into one of the oldest cigar merchants in the world. Frequented by royalty and commoners alike, JJ Fox sets the bar for world famous cigars with its top-of-the-line customer service, vintage cigars, and inviting atmosphere. Once you've sampled the fine cigars in the lounge, tour the shop's museum, take a seat in Sir Winston Churchill's armchair, view the oldest box of cigars in existence, or simply enjoy following in the footsteps of Oscar Wilde and various members of the royal family. 

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