Harrods Department Store

Harrods Department Store

Harrods Department Store is well known in the world and one of the most prestigious stores in London. It has long become the landmark of the British capital being the synonym of delicate taste and incredible variety. Harrods is located in the most expensive London's neighbourhood, Knightsbridge; customers from all over the world consider it the international centre of shopping. The Harrods brand origins from the name of its establisher, Charles Henry Harrod, who from the very beginning made focus on the department store offering items and service of top quality. The building, which was constructed in 1905, holds a motto that lies in the basis of the development of this flourishing project: Omnia Omnibus Ubique. Under this slogan- 'all things for all people, everywhere' the department store that has 7 stores offers the customers not simply everything: from food and drink to housewares, but everything of the best class. Tourists are frequent visitors of the store: they come to see a wide range of products, to enjoy garments from the world's leading designers or unique jewellery. There are special locations where visitors can take pictures while the administration warns about the dress code policy. People dressed inappropriately or in clothes with insulting signatures may be turned away.

Maybe it is worth tasting the store’s well-known herring if it was once ordered by the legendary film director Alfred Hitchcock? Even the hand-made chocolate figures look magnificently attractive! To buy souvenirs, visit the gifts department under Harrods brand, it offers a good choice and quality that is particularly important.

You will be definitely inspired by the interiors of the department store, they are grand and beautiful: for instance, a walk in the Egyptian hall will leave you with the impression that you have visited a museum. Even the cars parked in front of the store will evidence the special character and luxury of this place. Once passers-by witnessed Rolls Royce Phantom, a piece of art, a unique vehicle assembled manually and decorated with the black velvet. The price range as you can guess is above average but even if you didn't make a purchase at Harrods, did not make up your mind to use beauty services or taste wine in deli department, the impression of everything that you have seen on 90 thousand square meters of sales floors will stay with you for a long time. The building looks especially magnificent at night when illuminated by 11 thousand lamps.

After visiting the department store, you can catch the breath and relax in Hyde Park, it is only 10 minutes away. On your way, take a look at Harvey Nichols Мall, the department store offering British products, and Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park Hotel that is definitely one of the most refined in London.

Address: 87-135 Brompton Road, Knightsbridge
Opening hours: Mon-Sat 10 am – 9 pm, Sun 11:30 am – 6 pm
How to reach: tube Knightsbridge; bus 9, 10, 14, 19, 22, 52, 74, 137, 414, 452, C1
Coordinates: 51.4994, -0.16323