Harrods, London

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87–135 Brompton Road +44 (0) 20 7730 1234
  • Love the champagne section of the store
    Love the champagne section of the store
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  • Most elusive bottle of wine on earth, they have it
    Most elusive bottle of wine on earth,...
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  • well worth to go inside
    well worth to go inside
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    Harrods: Classical

    by solopes Updated Mar 21, 2016

    Travelling with women, three "monuments" are mandatory in London - Oxford street, Marks and Spencer and Harrods.
    I visited all of them (of course!) but my favorite is this one - beautiful, with nice collections, but... expensive, shortening the time (and cost) of the visit.
    Very good, indeed!

    Address: 87–135 Brompton Road

    Directions: Knightsbridge adjaent to Knightsbridge Underground Station (Piccadilly Line.

    Phone: +44 (0) 20 7730 1234

    Website: http://www.harrods.com/

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    Harrods: The Most Luxe Department Store in London

    by machomikemd Written Jul 24, 2015

    Who never heard about Harrod's? This Large Department store is purpotedly the Largest Department Store in Europe with a total retail area of 90,000 Square Meters and is divided into 330 departments selling anything from Perfumes, Fashion, Leather Goods, Luxe Foods and a lot more and at Outrageous Prices to boot. You would harly find local British People Shopping here as the market of Harrod's are the upscale Tourists and a few Rich Locals who savor the Luxe Life.

    Harrod's was founded in 1825 albeit in a different location in Southwark and they moved into Bromptom Road in 1851. Thos Iconic Institution was formerly owned by Billionaire Mohamed Al-Fayed and was sold in 2010 to the Quatar Government, which currently owns it. At Present this seven story building is one of the main attractions going to London for most people (but mainly to window shop) and some of the Outlets inside are attractions in their own right like the Food Hall and the Princess Diana-Dodi Fayed Memorial. If you actually willing to shop here, then prepare to lose an arm and a leg.

    Opens:

    Monday 10:00 am – 9:00 pm

    Tuesday 10:00 am – 9:00 pm

    Wednesday 10:00 am – 9:00 pm

    Thursday 10:00 am – 9:00 pm

    Friday 10:00 am – 9:00 pm

    Saturday 10:00 am – 9:00 pm

    Sunday 11:30 am – 6:00 pm

    What to buy: all the items that they sell here are all Branded, either made by Harrod's own house brand or by famous International Brands such as Louis Vuitton, Hermes', YSL, Gucci, Hugo Boss, Giorgio Armani, Versace and a lot more fashion brands and fashion houses are represented here and don't forget the luxe foods galore in the Food Hall which are excellent and with prices through the roof.

    What to pay: maxxed out your platinum credit card

    Address: 87–135 Brompton Road

    Directions: 87-135 Brompton Rd, London SW1X 7XL, United Kingdom, Knightsbridge adjaent to Knightsbridge Underground Station (Piccadilly Line.

    Phone: +44 (0) 20 7730 1234

    Website: http://www.harrods.com/

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    Harrods Food Hall: The Food Hall of Harrod's

    by machomikemd Written Jul 21, 2015

    This will be my tips and pictures on the Harrod's Food Hall which is an attraction it itself. I will have a separate tip for the Harrod's Department Store.

    Food Hall is different from a food court wherein a food court is the section in a mall where fast food outlets and restaurants are located while a food hall is where the food section with restaurant and food outlets are located in a department store. Harrod's food hall is an attraction in itself and is located in the middle section of the Ground Floor of the Department store of which many people, mostly tourists like us go and take a look and even eat at the place. Harrod's Food Hall has both In house (like Harrod's Oyster Bar, Tapas Bar, Seafood Bar, Steakhouse, etc) and International Franchise Restaurants in it and there are several section where you can buy assorted food items like fresh cuts of meat from around the world, fresh seafood items again from around the world, assorted candies and confectionaries like the french macaroon Laduree Brand, assorted Cakes and a lot more. Tho motif here is Victorian and the design is luxe and the prices are sky high.

    Opens: 10:00 am to 9:00 pm everyday

    What to buy: you can buy practically anything found around the world here from fresh seafoods, sushi, assorted cuts of meat and poultry (american angus beef, australian wagyu, japanese kobe beef, scottish beef, etc), different kinds of caviar and a lot more and with sky high prices (hey this is a luxe store after all)

    What to pay: an arm and a leg

    Address: 87–135 Brompton Road, Knightsbridge SW1X 7XL

    Directions: Knightsbridge adjaent to Knightsbridge Underground Station (Piccadilly Line). 87–135 Brompton Road Knightsbridge SW1X 7XL

    Phone: +44 (0) 20 7730 1234

    Website: http://www.harrods.com/

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    Harrods: this store isn't for everyone !!!

    by jlanza29 Written Oct 15, 2014

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    Known as one of the world's premier store for high end items ….Harrods is a store that isn't for everyone … pricey isn't the word here …. it's out of control prices !!!!!

    It is fun to walk in and just browse though … the bottom floors have the food sections and fine wines and places to eat … I always enjoy walking around and seeing 20,000 pound bottle of wines and liquors !!!!!

    If your in Knightbridge and have some time walk in and browse .. well worth it ...

    Address: 87–135 Brompton Road

    Directions: Knightsbridge adjaent to Knightsbridge Underground Station (Piccadilly Line

    Phone: +44 (0) 20 7730 1234

    Website: http://www.harrods.com/

    well worth to go inside Love the champagne section of the store Most elusive bottle of wine on earth, they have it Look at the prices ��� wow !!!!!

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    Harrods: One of the oldest & largest department stores!

    by xoxoxenophile Updated Nov 20, 2013

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    Harrods is the largest department store in Europe, and their motto is "Omnia Omnibus Ubique" or "All Things for All People, Everywhere." I'd heard that it was just a place for tourists, but we wanted to visit anyways, and it really is impressive.

    We got there a little early, or before it opened, so we decided to walk around and look at the window displays, which when we went were mostly Great Gatsby or 1920's-themed, which was definitely cool to see. It was also a bit of a walk around it since the store is so big!

    We checked out the Food Halls and went on the Egyptian Escalator, then did a little bit of clothes and jewelry window-shopping. We also found a gift store with tons of Harrods souvenirs, from little bears to the iconic green bags that we saw a few people carrying around London. Almost everything there was too expensive for us to buy, but we all got some very delicious cupcakes so we could say we had "shopped" at Harrods.

    What to buy: Anything you can think of--they probably have it! I would definitely check out the Food Halls, and I can say firsthand that the cupcakes are worth the $5 USD they cost. :)

    What to pay: A lot! It's quite an upscale department store.

    Address: 87–135 Brompton Road

    Directions: Knightsbridge adjaent to Knightsbridge Underground Station (Piccadilly Line.

    Phone: +44 (0) 20 7730 1234

    Website: http://www.harrods.com/

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    Department stores: Harrod's

    by Gypsystravels Updated Aug 1, 2013

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    Touted as the best and largest store in the world, Harrod's isn’t your basic department store. It is quite overpriced, and overcrowded no matter when you visit. Its more of a tourist attraction in itself and deserves a few hours of perusing. My favorite departments are the food courts, the beauty and accessory department, the pet shop and the travel departments as well as the Arcade with its signature teddies, bags, and other great items.

    I always make it a point to stop by and pick up a few things especially some of their signature bags which I love to give as presents (I have a few myself). Their food courts are amazing, just browsing their different departments of delicious goodies like their seafood department or their cheese department.

    I love browsing their accessories department as I have found some really unique although pricey costume jewelry.

    What to buy: During my most recent trip I purchased a few of the signature bags for some friends, Harrod’s teddy for my grandson and some Harrod’s Tea for a co-worker.

    What to pay: Expensive

    Address: 87-135 Brompton Road, Knightsbridge

    Phone: 020 7730 1234

    Website: http://www.harrods.com

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    Harrods: THE EGYPTIAN ROOM OF HARRODS

    by balhannah Written Sep 8, 2012

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    The Egyptian Room of Harrod's is another which should not be missed. It has a scaled-down Sphinx and Rosetta Stone replica. It's a wonderful experience riding the Egyptian Escalator located in the centre of the store. I just rode it to see what there was to see, and this was the story of the Valley of the Kings.
    Very well done!

    Address: 87–135 Brompton Road

    Directions: Knightsbridge adjaent to Knightsbridge Underground Station (Piccadilly Line.

    Phone: +44 (0) 20 7730 1234

    Website: http://www.harrods.com/

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    Harrods: THE FOOD HALL

    by balhannah Written Sep 7, 2012

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    I just had to go to Harrods, not really to buy anything, but to see the Store I had heard so much about.
    I had been told by another VT'er, to visit the food hall, which is what I did. Well, I have never seen such a wonderful food hall, it was amazing! We were there on opening time, so the staff were still busy doing finishing touches to their departments. They looked lovely in their crisp uniforms, including a Boater hat.
    I couldn't get over the decorations, do make sure you have a look at the ceiling and the lights, just wonderful!
    I would say its a MUST SEE

    Address: 87–135 Brompton Road

    Directions: Knightsbridge adjaent to Knightsbridge Underground Station (Piccadilly Line.

    Phone: +44 (0) 20 7730 1234

    Website: http://www.harrods.com/

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    Harrods: I can't help writing about Harrods!!!

    by Paris92 Written Aug 23, 2011

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    Well, I'm certainly aware that I'm not the first person to write a tip on Harrods but I can't help it. It's just way too much fun. I mean the food halls alone are reason to go! Interestingly I didn't run into a single English salesperson which is kind of bizarre when you think about it. Anyway, I just couldn't get enough of this store--fun and alive and...OK, I have one complaint. That "tribute" to Dodi and Diana is the tackiest thing I've ever seen in my life. It makes them look like a Vegas comedy team or lion tamers or something. And it's cheap looking--like a plastic wedding cake top. The fact that it's situated in that monstrosity known as "The Egyptian Escalator" doesn't do it any favors, either. That aside, it's still a lovely, wonderful, fun place!

    What to buy: Food, food, and more food.

    What to pay: The food isn't cheap but it's all pretty much worth it.

    Address: 87–135 Brompton Road

    Directions: Knightsbridge adjaent to Knightsbridge Underground Station (Piccadilly Line.

    Phone: +44 (0) 20 7730 1234

    Website: http://www.harrods.com/

    Scrumpdilicious! Love this--so whimsical! Why can't I resist packaging? Little Harrods flags! Don't get me started.
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    Department stores: Harrod's

    by Dabs Updated Jul 24, 2011

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    Last visit July 2011

    Harrod's is the most famous department store in the world, even on my first journey to London back in 1988 I had heard of it and made a point to stop by just to look as I certainly couldn't afford to shop there back then!

    I didn't make it back to Harrod's until 2005, I'm not much of a shopper and even less so when I get hit with abysmal exchange rates. But we had some time to kill before dinner on our first day in London and we were in the vicinity so we popped in. I imagine I was impressed on my first visit, my first time out of North America, but on my 2nd visit I think amused was a better word. Gaudy doesn't begin to describe the elaborate Egyptian themed interior, ride the escalators up for the full effect. And I was pretty much speechless after seeing the tacky display devoted to Di and Dodi, the wine glass they sipped from the night of their deaths and the engagement ring.

    The connection to Di and Dodi, of course, is that the current owner of Harrod's, is Dodi's father. But there was a man named Charles Harrod back when the department store was founded in 1834, he moved the store to the current site in Knightsbridge in 1849.

    But oh, was I impressed by the food hall, even if you don't intend to buy anything, go take a look, it's just a heavenly place to be! And I dare you not to come out with anything in hand, for me it was a very small sampling of Neuhaus Belgian chocolates.

    What to buy: Well, I had to buy something from Harrod's to get one of those distinctive green bags with Harrod's written on it, didn't I? So I bought a couple of cute Christmas ornaments, bears with Harrod's written on their feet, and Harrod's stuffed bears for a couple of my friends that just had babies. If the pounds had been dollars the amount would have been palatable so I just ignored the exchange rate and didn't look to see what my extravagance cost me when I got home.

    What to pay: A lot!

    Address: 87-135 Brompton Road

    Directions: Closest tube: Knightsbridge, Brompton Road exit

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    Harrod's: Amazing Food Hall!

    by Donna_in_India Updated Jun 3, 2011

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    Harrod's was started in 1849 by Henry Charles Harrod, although the present building was opened in 1905. It is one of the world's largest and most famous department stores with a reputation for quality and service, but it seems to be the service that sets it apart. There is a gift concierge to help you find the perfect gift, experts to help you with your finances, your wedding, and in every department of the store. You can even hire your own private shopper. It's said that if you can't find it at Harrod's they will find it for you.

    Children (and some adults too) will love the huge toy department. The beautifully tiled food halls are amazing and you can find just about anything here. There are no less than 8 places to eat (including a Krispy Kreme donuts) from a pizzeria to a pub to a rotisserie.

    Even if you don't buy anything, it's still worth a visit. The store's January sales are a big event so be ready to shop then.

    If you're at Kesington Palace/Gardens, it's an easy walk to Harrod's.

    Opening hours (including Bank Holidays):

    Main store:

    Monday to Saturday 10am - 8pm
    Sunday 11.30am* - 6pm

    Summer Late Night Opening:

    Saturday 18 June** to Saturday 30 July: Monday to Saturday: 10am - 9pm

    Address: 87-135 Brompton Road, Knightsbridge

    Directions: By tube: Knightsbridge, South Kensington and Sloane Square
    By Bus: Knightsbridge, Harrods and Old Brompton Road

    Phone: 7730 1234

    Website: http://www.harrods.com/harrodsstore/

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    Harrods: Not for the faint hearted

    by cleocat Updated May 19, 2011

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    Nice to look but crazy to buy. I am sure most people buy something for £20 or £30 just to say they bought it from Harrods. I know my friend and my sis use their Harrods bags when they go shop at Tesco's. I have mine as well.

    There are people who really shop there because Harrods makes a fortune every year, but they are not your average traveller's local shop. It is fun to walk around and the food area is quite nice, more reasonable and seems to be very popular. We were there on a Saturday afternoon. The shopping area (clothes, furniture etc) was very quiet but the food area was a buzz.

    What to buy: Nothing in Harrods. Get something at the food store for the bag and the till slip for your travel album.

    What to pay: More than anyone should.

    Address: 87–135 Brompton Road

    Directions: Knightsbridge adjaent to Knightsbridge Underground Station (Piccadilly Line.

    Phone: +44 (0) 20 7730 1234

    Website: http://www.harrods.com/

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    Department stores: Harrod's, It Is Then

    by Ritaroni Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    This fabulous and pricey department store was opened in 1849 by Charles Harrod. It has just about everything you could want.

    For Princess Diana fans there is a memorial to her and Dodi Al Fayer inside.

    Address: 87-135 Brompton Road, Knightsbridge, London

    Directions: The nearest tube stop is at Knightsbridge. Take the Piccadilly line. Go out at the Brompton Road and you will be right outside Harrods.

    Phone: 020 7730 1234

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    Department stores: Harrods of course !

    by Ipanema_Princess Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Harrods is probably the most famous department store in the world. So even if you don't plan to buy anything there (it's quite expensive) it is a touristical attraction in itself.
    Take the very kitsh "egyptian escalator" or try the "luxury toilets" !

    What to buy: The place is so big that you will easily get lost and will discover all kind of items : from luxury designer dresses to all you need for hunting... Very surprising !
    There is also a pet shop, a special Christmas section and an impressing food hall.

    What to pay: Have your credit card ready...

    Directions: Tube : Knightsbridge

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    Department stores: Harrods

    by fishandchips Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Harrods is the most famous department store in the world with other places really only a copy. The store is huge. It will take you most of a day to see the whole place but most go to mainly two spots - the food hall (ground floor) and the gift shop (aka Harrods Shop on the lower ground floor) with a wander past the Princess Diana Shrine.

    The toilets generally cost you 1 pound to use and come complete with perfumes etc to complete your experience.

    The closet tube station is Knightsbridge (on the Piccadilly line) and the number 14 bus stops right outside.

    Interestingly, Harrods has branched out and now has Harrods Bank, Harrods Casino, harrods Estates and Harrods Aviation on thier books.

    What to buy: The gift shop has everything that you ever wanted with the Harrods name on as a momento and the items make excellent gifts for an expectant family on your return.

    What to pay: Harrods is more expensive than other places but you are generally paying for the name and the service so probably okay.

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