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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 inthe 100 best shops in London



Address: 87-135 Brompton Rd
Transport: Tube: Knightsbridge
Opening hours: 10am-9pm Mon-Sat; 11.30am-6pm Sun
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Harrods has become a quintessential symbol of London and Britain as it has grown from shopping to fine dining and luxury. If you're looking for a bed or some oysters for lunch this place has it all but with a word of warning as it is very easy to spend a lot. My favorite time to go here is during the Christmas period when the whole building becomes even more lavish, Last year it was dressed head to toe in gold fairy lights on the outside and the displays inside were absolutely phenomenal. I like to go to browse the extensive collection of baubles and Christmas hampers and possibly splashing out for the odd piece of sushi. Even if you aren't coming here to spend lots of money its a lovely place to browse and to put you in the Christmas spirit.


Started as posh and extravagance shopping mall, has become something more than just a trademark of London. Experience what shopping is about in London and find all the famous brands under one roof. Extremelly busy during Christmas and sales periods. Ground floor you can also find gourmet foods and beverages from around the world.


Harrods is possibly one of the most luxurious, extravagant establishments in the world. It's renowned internationally for its high luxury, chic quality goods. With 8 floors of pure glamour and elegance, you'll definitely find something to keep you busy.

Harrods is truly a world on its own with so much creativity being displayed in one place. Prepare to lose a day inside Harrods. There is so much to see, to eat, to buy, and to enjoy.

The exterior is something quite extraordinary in my eyes. It has such an elaborate, exquisite, architectural design to the building. The inside reflects a more modern, but very chic design aesthetic to the interior.

Harrods really does give the customer an experience to remember. I know this because I've purchased many items in Harrods before and it has been a remarkable joy every time.

I wouldn't say it's the best ever, but most of the time it's great.

I adore the lifts in Harrods. It has this vintage inspired, historic look to it. Every time I enter one, I feel like I'm being transported back in time to an era of my choice. It's just the wonders of my imagination.

From the lower ground floor to the sixth floor you'll find anything and everything from restaurants, bars, cafés to fashion, home decor and fragrance. They have it all.

Harrods has the spectacular Food Halls, the splendid Cosmetics Hall which I adore visiting and the glorious Perfumery Hall.

There is without a doubt something here for everyone of all ages.

The multiple services they have available is outstanding. Harrods has its own Opticians, Pharmacy, Bank, and Property Services.

This is an almighty establishment that offer the best of the best I suppose.

With over 25 restaurants and cafés in Harrods you'll find something to indulge in for sure.

I've fallen in love with the Superbrands hall on the first floor and the Shoe Heaven on the fifth floor. It oozes such a sumptuous quality.

Every time I do visit Harrods, I have to see these departments.

At the moment Harrods has an inspirational installation. It's a special tribute to Social Butterflies. Artist and fashion designer Zoe Bradley has designed an installation with hundreds of intricate, blue, laser-cut paper butterflies.

The detail of it all is awe-inspiring. Each and every butterfly is designed and placed with such accuracy.

This is not to be missed for sure. The butterflies are spread across the entrance on Brompton Road and it's installed within The Cosmetics Hall also.

This can all be overwhelming, but I highly recommend visiting such a grand place like Harrods.

Take a day and see the whimsical, golden world of Harrods.


Love MD.


Harrods is like an amusement park for luxury shopping and eating. From its stunning architecture to its consistent green and gold branding to its endless labyrinth of options, it's a chic way to spend a day.  

Harrods takes the standard high-end department store model of separate departments and designers up a notch with a full selection of restaurants and bars. It's as though they're demanding you to find a reason to leave. 

Obviously, it gets a bit touristy (and the gift shop is a bit much), but the building and the brand have the rich history to justify a visit, even if just to see the Princess Diana memorial. Plus, the proximity to Hyde Park allows you to make a full day of it. 


The absolute mecca for London shopping enthusiasts. Set very close to Knightsbridge tube station Harrods is the place to see and be seen. Known mainly for its distinctive dark green bags and luxury designers items, selling everything your heart desire's. This is a destination that you need to make time for. The building itself is a wonder, with garlands of fruit wrapped about a chandelier in the grocery department, everyone is so friendly and helpful.


Top Tip: Go to Harrods with someone who used to work there/does work there. It will make your confusion about the endless layout and 27 restaurants entirely more pleasant and less stressful. Lose yourself in the exquisite couture, and gawp at everything you can never afford. Extra Tip: Mango Tree. Best dim sum out there!


Quality and quantity.. Such a rare combo! But here you'll find them. Some of the nicest food and pastries I've consumed may have been here . everything is in this department store. Though I prefer Selfridges , I can't deny what Harrods has going on


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. 


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. 


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.


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.


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!


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.

Usually Sunday mornings I am going with the kids to 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.

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,.

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.

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.

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.

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!

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