Harrods

Harrods department store, in Knightsbridge
Harrods map location

Harrods address and telephone

Address:
Harrods is located at: 87–135 Brompton Road, Knightsbridge,
London SW1X 7XL
England
Telephone:
You can contact Harrods on Work +44 (0) 207 730 1234
Website:
The Harrods website can be visited at www.harrods.com

Harrods opening times and ticket price

Opening hours:
Harrods is open to the public from: 10 AM to 9 PM (Mon-Sat); 11.30 AM to 6 PM (Sun)
Visiting hours are subject to change, and may not apply on public holidays. Always reconfirm whether it’s open to visitors before making plans to visit Harrods
Time required:
A typical visit to Harrods lasts 45-60 mins (approx)

How to get to Harrods

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Egyptian Hall in HarrodsEscalators in the Egyptian Hall

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Harrods Easy to get to? Good for kids? Value for money?n/a Worth a visit?303

Harrods is arguably the most famous department store in the whole wide world, and certainly the best in Knightsbridge.

History of Harrods

Harrods was opened by Henry Harrod in 1849, and started out as a small grocery store. Its reputation was gained in 1873 when the shop burnt down to the ground. Rather than boarding up the windows for a month, like most owners might, Henry sent his customers a letter explaining In consequence of the above premises being burnt down, your order will be delayed in the execution by a day or two.

The response to his stiff-upper lip missive was so overwhelming that it still carries their name today. The shop now boasts that it can sell you anything, from anywhere – even once selling a baby elephant from their pet department. Its motto is a simple Omnia, omnibus, ubiqueEverything for everyone, everywhere.

World famous department store

The interior is worth the going alone, and has been fitted out with sumptuous decorations – don’t miss the Egyptian Hall, with gold-leaf columns. There is also a famous tiled ceiling in the first-floor food hall – even the toilets are worth a visit. (Seriously!)

Be warned that Harrods still has very strict rules on dress, and porters – known as the ‘Green Men’ – kick out kids in jeans, leggings and shorts.

 
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> Fortnum & Mason Fortnum & Mason has been around for 300 years, and is famous for its extravagant window displays.
 

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