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Harrod's is essentially a large and beautiful department store.
What to buy: Harrod's has a section which sells Harrod's merchandise. This includes items for babies and children, teddy bears and much more.
I was very impressed with the fresh food section. The variety of cheeses, sushi, salads and meats was amazing
What to pay: The items in Harrod's were a little pricey, but the quality was high.
So you're at Harrods, pretending to be a bit posh, and imagining for a moment that you can afford anything in there. You wander through women's clothes, have a look at the oh-so-English fancy hats, linger over the shoes. You browse the perfumes, both familiar and exotic. But now you're about to leave, and you still haven't bought anything to show for your visit, and kind of fancy a little something luxurious to treat yourself. What's a low-budget traveller to do?
What to buy: Buy yourself a chocolate! Head down to the food markets, and browse the tasty treats. I came across a beautiful array of truffles, small and large, and decided to indulge a little. They have large truffles for £1.10 each, or smaller ones (I didn't check the price). I got myself (to share with my Mom and my boyfriend), some Creme Brulee, Cappuccino, and Champagne truffles. Absolutely divine. Unfortunately, I waited just a little too long to eat them, and just happened to be in London on a stifling-hot day, so they were pretty melty by the time they made it to my mouth - but divine nonetheless.
There, I bought something at Harrods, and didn't break the bank.
What to pay: £1.10 for a large truffle.
Harrods has the reputation of having anything that you would want to buy. I really wanted to go here to the Food Hall. But it took so long to get onto the London Eye, that the closest I got was this picture from the top of the Big Bus.
Monday 10am - 7pm
Tuesday 10am - 7pm
Wednesday 10am - 7pm
Thursday 10am - 7pm
Friday 10am - 7pm
Saturday 10am - 7pm
What to buy: * Lower Ground Floor departments
Harrods World Souvenirs
Mens Contemporary Collections
Mens Designer Collections
Mens Designer Shoes
Pens, Stationery & Leather Goods
* Ground Floor
Bakery & Patisserie
Chocolate & Patisserie
Cigars & Smokers Requisites
Cosmetics (white hall)
Fine Jewellery & Luxury Watches
Fruit & Vegetables
Meat & Poultry
Perfumery (black hall)
Tea & Coffee
* First Floor
Di Milos Boutique
International Designer Collections
Lingerie & Nightwear
The Designer Studio
The Wedding Dress
* Second floor
Books, Magazines & Newspapers
Crystal & Glass
Design & Decoration
Travel Goods & Luggage
Antiques & Clock Gallery
Beds & Bedroom Furniture
CD DVDs and Videos
Interior Design Studio
Modern Furniture Gallery
Pianos & Musical Instruments
Traditional Furniture Gallery
Childrens Underwear & Nightwear
Concept Toys and Games
Preschool Toys and Dolls
Way In Shoes
* Fifth floor
A store where you get pretty much everything- and all packed into famous green Harrods bags...
Owned/ run by the famous businessman- Mohamed Al Fayed, the store also has an interesting Egyptian section.
I went in looking for some sports merchandise etc, and found a whole floor that catered to the stuff i was looking for...
Monday to Saturday
10.00am to 8.00pm
12.00 noon to 6.00pm
In my first trip to London, I didn't go to Harrod's and always regretted it. This time I had a chance to and see for myself what all the hype was about.
First of all, WAY TOO MANY PEOPLE in every nook and cranny of this place and the prices are quite high by even American standards 60 Brtish Pounds for a shirt? No thank you.
Okay, why don't I just have a bite too eat at the cafe. It seems there are at least 20-30 people who had the same idea and are in line waiting for a table. Forget it .
What to buy: Unless your last name is Trump or Gates not much to buy here that will not require paying in monthly installments because it is so expenisve.
Oh well, at least I can take a spectacular picture of the magnificent Egyptian stairwell Dottie Fayed had built.
I seems bright enough that the picture won't come out dark when I have it developed.
Oh well...you really have to be there anyways to appreciate it's grandeur.
What to pay: Two words: second morgage.
Harrods, owned by Mohamed al Fayed since 1985, may be the most famous Department Store in the World. I made at least three trips to London before I ever stepped foot into it. To be fair, I must say that I am not a shopper. But a trip to Harrods is not just a shopping trip. It's more like a visit to the Museum of shopping!
Huge, with a map available as soon as you walk in the door, the store is filled with amazing, elegant items. Walk through acres and acres of perfumes, cosmetics, purses, accessories, socks, shoes, sunglasses, linens, clothing, furnishings.... and you haven't even yet embarked on my three favorite Harrods destinations.
The Food Court
Holy Moly! This place is incredible. Do NOT miss a stroll through Harrod's food courts. Several rooms are set up like individual markets and cafes and restaurants. Amazingly they have recently added a Krispie Kreme! You feast on sushi, cheese, a seafood bar, rotissery fare.... on and on. And each will net you a free pass to destination #2....
Very luxuious and costing 1 GBP to enter, take a break in this lounge. Try out one of the lovely perfumes set out by the mirrors.
I love the bookstore here. One of the greatest things is that there are often paperback books that have been signed by the author. I have found a couple of favorites that make great gifts. I could spend hours in the Harrods Bookstore.
What to buy: Harrods has loads of logo stuff. If that's what you're looking for, wait until you are leaving and buy at Heathrow. After passing through security, you will find a lot of the same things Duty Free. When you consider that VAT is 17.5%, that's a considerable savings.
What to pay: Most things are pricey. Some are more standard.
Ok, I had to go to the world famous Harrods. Yes, they have the trendiest clothes around, but the prices are astrnomical. FLy to Orlando, visit the many designer outlets, and stock up! You will probably save your airfare with the clothing discounts you'll get here. But it is certainly worth a look.
What to pay: Don't spend anything, visit the States and get 75% off
Harrods is Londons most exclusive department store - I guess many people visit here just to see the store for its grandeur and style and never buy anything!
This is elegant shopping at its best where the staff are attentive and the restaurant as expensive and tasteful as the goods on offer.
You may also see stars or well known people shopping here and well worth an hour of anyones time.
What to pay: Lots! Quality comes at a price.
Harrods Food Halls are amazing! There is so much to see from the seafood, poultry, meats, cheeses, pastry, cakes, ice cream, vegetables, fruit, jams, jellies, spices, chocolates, teas, coffee and candy. My wife loves coming here to buy a few items for back home; when she was living here she made Harrods her weekly shopping destination.
Our last visit to Harrods we bought some English Butter Toffee, Rose Tea, Blood Orange Tea and some tasty shortbread.
Harrods is a huge department store; it amazes me the size of it. There is so much inside from clothing, furniture, jewelry, cosmetics, food, toys and gift items. Allong with all the merchandise is the sheer beauty of the place. Each department and floor is decorated beautifully; it's a place you definitely look all around.
We love shopping here around the holidays especially Easter and Christmas when the store is decked out in holiday merchandise. Christmas is our favorite though with the large Christmas department with ornaments and special gifts.
The salespeople in this store are incredible. They are helpful and give you their personal attention. I wish all stores were like this and can understand why she loves Harods.
What to buy: Anything you could possibly want from a pencil to furniture. They have it all at Harrod's.
Anything and everything you will ever need in your life can be found in this store. Including the engagement ring Dodi Al Fayed gave Princess Diana prior to her death. We bought some amazing cured meats and cheeses and wine. It was great.
What to buy: Anything you want, my favorite was the pink canopy bed for my cat. That was really cool
What to pay: Spanish meats, cheeses and wine at the Charcuttier shop set us back about $200 but well freaking worth it.
We did quite a bit of shopping during our recent trip to Europe. We found the signature items in Harrods a bit more pricey compared to Lafayette in Paris. Some items like the perfumeries and luxury watches are likewise more expensive here compared to LHR Duty Free Shop.
What to buy: My wife purchased a luxury watch in a shop named Ernest Jones along Bond Street. It is at least GBP1,200.00 less expensive than Harrods' price for the exact same model.
What to pay: If you're residing outside EU country, you're entitled to a tax rebate of around 12% (net of commission) for any purchase above GBP250.00.
I didnt shop here but I did visit this famous place. From the outside you cant miss this place. It is huge and at night it is lit up very bright. The store is owned by Mohamed Al-Fayed since 1983. The store occupies a 5 acres site and has over one million square feet of selling space in over 330 departments. Harrods was known for its high quality products and excellent personalized service but I hear that has changed much. To me it was just another department store.
A fantastic shop that sells quality products. I could not stop staring at the beautiful crystal, crockery & cutlery that they were selling. You just feel special when you walk around in this shop.
What to buy: I only bought some chocolates to bring back home for my daughter
What to pay: lots
Harrods , in the very posh Knightsbridge are is now owned by the Qatari royal family. It used to have a strict dress code on entry to the store but seems to be a bit more relaxed these days , even I got in!