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Harrods - Diana & Dodi Memorial, London: 58 reviews and 92 photos

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How can you visit London and not see Harrods? Unless you are my husband (we argue about the fact that he considers Harrods to be just a large mall)- it is truly something to see in London.

Be sure to check out the food floor. It is spectacular. Also, a little tip. They charge to use the toilet/loo here. If you eat at one of the restaurants or make a purchase, you can show your receipt and use the facilities for Free!!

London's most famous department store, is named after Charles Henry Harrod, who opened a family grocers shop on the site in 1849. The shop has grown to become a byword for expensive and glamourous shopping, priding itself on its motto Omnia Omnibus Ubique, meaning 'All things, for all people, everywhere'. Bought by Egyptian businessman Mohamed Al Fayed in 1985, the eye-catching seven-storey building, which is illuminated by 11,500 lightbulbs each night, contains over 300 departments selling luxury items, from furniture and ladies fashion to polo mallets and wax coats for dogs. For those on a tighter budget, there is a Harrods gift shop, selling assorted souvenirs such as those cute plastic tote bags and teddybears. Two departments not to be missed are the Food Halls, each hall elaborately decorated according to the type of produce it sells, and the Egyptian Halls, where visitors can browse through the displays of handbags and accessories surrounded by statues of Queen Nefertiti and images of Luxor Temple. Harrods also provides banking and real estate services, currency exchange facilities and, for those who want to see the British capital in style, a luxury coach tour of London complete with tea and biscuits.

Address: 87-135 Brompton Road
Directions: Kensington and Chelsea
Tube: Knightsbridge
Bus: 14, 74, C1, A1, 19, 22, 137
Tube: Knightsbridge
Bus: 14, 74, C1, A1, 19, 22, 137

Phone: 0207 730 1234
Website: http://www.harrods.com/

Review Helpfulness: 1.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Jun 17, 2007
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