Fortnum & Mason is gearing up to open its first standalone airport store and bar at Heathrow Terminal 5 in October.

The 1,000 sq ft store will stock an edited selection of products from Fortnum’s flagship Piccadilly store from food gifts such as hampers and teas to preserves and confectionery items.

A savoury counter will serve up chilled products such as smoked salmon and caviar.

The Fortnum & Mason Bar will open two months after the shop and will offer customers fresh, seasonal food and drink including smoked salmon, champagne and wine.

The store, which will create 40 jobs, marks a further move into travel retail for Fortnum & Mason, following the opening of a shop at St Pancras International station in November.

Earlier this year the retailer opened its first standalone store outside the UK in Dubai.

Fortnum & Mason chief executive Ewan Venters said: “Heathrow is the UK’s hub airport and the first impression of the country for more than 35 million passengers a year. At Fortnum’s we have three centuries experience of serving customers travelling the globe, so it’s fitting we should now serve passengers flying to some of the world’s most glamorous locations, including the likes of New York, Hong Kong and Istanbul, and of course, Dubai.”