Harrods

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The distinctive terracotta façade with its dark-green awnings stirs up some of the most divided feelings in the capital: for every tourist who comes out clutching their must-have Harrods teddy, there’s a local who sniffs at its vulgarity. It’s true that all the glitz and marble can be a bit much, but it’s hard not to soften at the imposing grandeur of this London institution, even if you prefer to duck into Harvey Nichols down the road. If you do brave entry, the legendary food halls and 27 restaurants are worth it: the Georgian has been open since 1913 and is a prime spot for a traditional afternoon tea, while newer restaurant Tartufi & Friends caters for truffle lovers.

However, it’s on the fashion and beauty floors that Harrods really comes into its own, with well-edited collections from the heavyweights in the new Superbrands department and the stunning Shoe Heaven on the fifth floor. 

As featured in the 100 best shops in London

Venue name: Harrods
Contact:
Address: 87-135 Brompton Rd
London
SW1X 7QN
Opening hours: 10am-9pm Mon-Sat; 11.30am-6pm Sun
Transport: Tube: Knightsbridge
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TheMixedMedic
Tastemaker

You can't really say you've been to London until you've experienced the epitome of London tax haven culture. If Harrods don't stock it, they will get it - no matter what your desire may be, if you've got the pennies then they will deliver. There used to be a pet department upstairs that processed orders for everything from crocodiles to wild cats as well as having their own 'Pet Bakery', for your favourite pooches birthdays and weddings of course...

Stock up on cigars, inhale the fumes of the truffle restaurant, sip at the champagne bar or drink iced white chocolate in the godiva cafe. This is not an experience for the soul but it certainly satisfies the senses. 

Ladyvp
Tastemaker

The playground to the rich, you can get anything here. It is very opulent but I don't go shopping here until the Christmas sales which you can find some pretty good discounts if you are willing to do the hard work.


My favourite thing is having tea and macarrons at the Ladure part in the back. 

Tara P
Tastemaker

Harrods isn't really a shop, it's an experience.


From the luxuriant food hall to the floors full of the finest fashions, it can give you a taste of the high life without spending a pound.


In many ways it seems slightly ridiculous - from its gourmet chocolate-coated ants to the £1000 ham lying unobtrusively in a "bargain" basket, it promotes the feeling of "more money than sense".


But for those of us who can't afford the krug, it still offers a chance to feel pampered for the morning, enjoy the décor and feel like a princess as we nibble on our single macaron - its status as a tourist attraction enabling access without the snobbery you might receive in other stores of its ilk.

Alizée
tastemaker

The interior decoration of Harrods is surprising. Each part of the mall has it's own signature. As a french tourist, I enjoy the tea section and always buy british tea. If you are going there at 4PM, I recommand the pastry section. Cakes are wonderful and the carrot cupacke is delicious.

Kirsty E
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We were lucky enough to win tickets to the Harrods Toy Kingdom and wow what a magical evening. We took a 10 year old who loved every second.

He had to complete activities to get stamps on a card to win the goodie bag - Racing cars, shooting into targets, watching magicians... So many fun things for the kids to do. Then waiters and waitresses were walking around with food - little hamburgers and chicken, popcorn, candy floss, cakes, sweets which was delicious. He loved the hunt for the chocolate coins too.

They had face painting, dressing up, nail painting and glitter tattoos for the girls too.

A lovely event and a fantastic kick start to Christmas. Well done to Harrods and the event team!

Sosh_uk
Tastemaker

Simply fantastical! We had a wonderful magical amazingly privileged experience in the toy kingdom at Harrods yesterday evening. With our golden ticket we entered a world of fairies , wizards and lots of games. We were treated to delicious savouries and treats and mesmerised by magicians , high tech games and dress up. We went home with wonderful memories and very nice treats. Congratulations Harrods events team on organising a most enjoyable after dark event.

Olga I

Usually Sunday mornings I am going with the kids to SolangHansenFA.com. I was impressed by the professionalism of the team and coaches. The best is that the number of children in the groups are small, so every child gets needed attention. The Solang Hansen football academy is a great opportunity to develop football skills and start new friendships. All weather ground pitch let to play football even during the rain.

bigsands

The above description by time out is not reflective of the experience that shoppers enjoy and you only need to look at the reviews below to see the difference. Time Out should avoid this type of defamation, "The distinctive terracotta façade with its dark-green awnings stirs up some of the most divided feelings in the capital: for every tourist who comes out clutching their must-have Harrods teddy, there’s a local who sniffs at its vulgarity." It would be better to just state the facts, like there are over 300 different departments, etc,.

miha

This shop is really something special. It have his own soul. I visited it this weekend and it impressed me. Very big with plenty of things. Really something prestigious.

Rebecca Moon

Harrods will always have a special place in my heart, the experience is amazing. I spend hours wandering round the Food Hall. I have got to admit I avoided the clothes floor for a few years until my friend and I went to the shoe department and well I found heaven... I cant afford them but it doesn't cost to look! Love the pet department and always buy a cheesy pretzel on my way out.

Kate Rushton

I love Harrods. I love the Dodi and Diana statue. I love the opulence of the food hall. Although, I can't afford a single thing in this shop. And, probably never will. There is nothing better than aspirational, window shopping. The pet shop is one of my favourite places. With its overpriced pampered animals, bling jewellery for pooches and highly essential dog deodorant. Another department I like is the floor with all the carpets. I just reminds me of a modern day Aladdin's cave. The Food Hall is also fantastic. Harrods is more than a shop to me. It is a shopping experience.

Diane L.

What a great experience, I took my 14 year old daughter here this week. The food halls are so much fun, we ate at Rotisserie and the roasted chicken was the best i have ever had. The staff are so friendly and courteous, very pricey but overall the Harrod's experience was just so much fun even for a jaded New Yorker like me!