London is well known for being one of the main shopping capitals of the world. While there are many well known brand name stores in central London, there is only one Harrods department store! A truly international store that is famous for providing the capital with upmarket luxury brands. If you happen to be in town, Harrods is a must-see destination for shopping fans.
There's an atmosphere unlike any other at Harrods
From the moment you enter through the large gold entrance to this world famous luxury department store, your visit will be a true experience. The spacious front of the store takes up most of Brompton road in Knightsbridge with its wonderful facade. The building itself was constructed back in the 1890’s so it has a real feel of the past. But don’t be fooled! The inside is as modern as any luxury retailer. You will easily recognise the store with its characteristic gold and racing green logo. It’s especially recommended to visit the store at Christmas time as the building is draped in impressive festive lights.
Seven floors of pure luxury in Knightsbridge
Just what is it that makes Harrods stand out from any other department store in London? The store’s motto is “Omnia Omnibus Ubique”, which translates from Latin to: “All things for all people, everywhere”, and that’s just what you will get. There are seven luxurious and beautifully furnished floors for you to discover. Find ladies high fashion on the ground floor set among wonderfully contemporary surroundings. The Food Halls are also located on the ground floors. This large spacious part of Harrods is well worth visiting. You’ll be able to purchase everything from ostrich eggs to caviar. There are teenage designer wear, toys for all ages as well as a well stocked music and technology department.
Tickle your tastebuds at the Harrods tea rooms
Shopping in Harrods does take a lot of stamina. So when all that shopping has worn you out, there is no better time to enjoy a break at one of the Harrods tea rooms and restaurants. Take your pick from the scrumptious macaroons at the Lauderee tea room or afternoon tea at the Georgian restaurant. If it’s flame grilled delights that excite your appetite, the Rotisserie could be the perfect dining spot. You’ll find the culinary delights to be of the highest quality in any of the eateries, not to mention being in some of the most beautiful surroundings.
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The Princess Diana and Dodi Fayed shrine
The late Princess Diana of Wales was adored by millions all over the world. Her death along with Harrods owner Mohammed Al Fayed’s son, Dodi, came as an unexpected tragedy. The shrine to the Princess and Dodi Fayed has become a place of pilgrimage for the people who loved them. The shrine is a solemn place, the atmosphere in this part of the building is a reflective one. The place located on the ground floor is another of the cultural aspects of the world famous department store.
Entry to Harrods is free. You can visit the store from Mondays to Saturdays from 10.00am until 9.00pm. The opening hours on Sundays are from 11.30am to 6.00pm.
Enjoy the ultimate shopping experience at Harrods
Enjoy the ultimate shopping experience in time-honored style at Harrods. Whether it’s exclusive designer wear or a once-in-a-lifetime shopping experience you are looking for, find it here in one of the world’s most well known department stores.
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