This high-end department store started life as a grocery store in the 1700s, when it became known for supplying high quality food to the Victorians. It was so successful, it eventually expanded into a department store, and is known as being a luxury shopping destination today. It’s especially well-known for luxury foodstuffs such as teas and jams, but plenty more can be found here. William Fortnum – founder of the store – was a great entrepreneur. A mere footman in the household of Queen Anne, he sold unused wax from candles in the royal household for a profit, and started his empire from there on!