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    Harrods Visitor Information

    Harrods London
    Harrods Photos and Visitor Information Harrods London. © Laura Porter, licensed to About.com, Inc.

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    Harrods opened in 1849 and has a reputation for excellence and the finest-quality merchandise. Harrods is a London landmark everyone wants to visit. Harrods has over 300 departments on seven floors so it's easy to spend a lot of time,and money, here. Don't miss the impressive food halls selling everything from fresh doughnuts and sushi to delicacies which make the perfect gift.

    Harrods is considered the world's best department store. Located in Knightsbridge London, it is spread over seven floors. (More below...)

    Harrods Visitor Information | Harrods Photos

    Harrods is considered the world's best department store. Located in Knightsbridge London, it is spread over seven floors and is worth a visit just for the architecture and interior design.

    Visit Duration
    Allow at least half a day to fully explore the departments, and because you can easily get lost in such a large store. Fortunately there are over 30 eateries throughout the store so you could stay all day.

    Surprising Affordable
    Everyone can visit Harrods and you may be surprised to hear everyone can afford to buy something, even if it's something small from the Food Hall.

    Few Rules
    As it is open to all they do ask that shoppers wear clean, presentable clothes (nothing offensive such as slogans or anything revealing), and that you carry backpacks in your hand, not on your back to prevent damage to displays.

    Photography
    Photography is allowed in most departments but not in Fine Jewellery, the Banking Hall or the Antique Furniture Department.

    Address: Harrods Ltd, 87-135 Brompton Road, Knightsbridge, London SW1X 7XL

    Telephone: 020 7730 1234

    Nearest Tube Station: Knightsbridge

    Use Journey Planner to plan your route by public transport.

    Opening Times (including Bank Holidays):
    Monday to Saturday: 10am-9pm
    Sunday: 11:30am-6pm

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    Harrods Egyptian Staircase - Bottom

    Harrods Egyptian Staircase Bottom
    Harrods Photos and Visitor Information Harrods Egyptian Staircase Bottom. © Laura Porter, licensed to About.com, Inc.

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    Harrods Egyptian Staircase - Top

    Harrods Egyptian Staircase Top
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    Harrods Escalators

    Harrods escalators
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    Dodi and Diana Memorial

    Dodi and Diana Memorial Harrods London
    Harrods Photos and Visitor Information Dodi and Diana Memorial Harrods London. © Laura Porter, licensed to About.com, Inc.

    There are two memorials to Dodi and Diana in Harrods. This is on the lower ground floor. (More info below...)

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    The Harrods Dodi and Diana memorials were designed by Bill Mitchell, Harrods architect for more than 40 years.

    This memorial was built in 1998 can be found on the lower ground floor of Harrods, at the base of Bill Mitchell's spectacular Egyptian escalator. It area is dimly lit and portraits of Dodi and Diana adorn the top of this simple but romantic shrine.

    The inscription beneath the acrylic pyramid reads: "The wine glass has been preserved in the exact condition it was left on the couple's last evening together at the Imperial Suite at the Hotel Ritz in Paris. Dodi bought this engagement ring for Diana on the day before the tragedy."

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    Dodi and Diana Memorial 2

    Dodi and Diana Memorial Harrods
    Dodi and Diana Memorial Harrods. © Harrods

    There are two memorials to Dodi and Diana in Harrods. This is on the lower ground floor. (More info below...)

    Harrods Visitor Information | Harrods Photos

    The Harrods Dodi and Diana memorials were designed by Bill Mitchell, Harrods architect for more than 40 years.

    This memorial was built in 1998 can be found on the lower ground floor of Harrods, at the base of Bill Mitchell's spectacular Egyptian escalator. It area is dimly lit and portraits of Dodi and Diana adorn the top of this simple but romantic shrine.

    The inscription beneath the acrylic pyramid reads: "The wine glass has been preserved in the exact condition it was left on the couple's last evening together at the Imperial Suite at the Hotel Ritz in Paris. Dodi bought this engagement ring for Diana on the day before the tragedy."

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    Mohammed Al Fayed Statue

    Mohammed Al Fayed Statue in Harrods London
    Harrods Photos and Visitor Information Mohammed Al Fayed Statue in Harrods London. © Laura Porter, licensed to About.com, Inc.

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    I expect this statue will be removed following the sale of Harrods by My Al Fayed to the Qatari royal family in 2010.

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    Harrods

    Harrods London
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    Morelli's Gelato Harrods

    Morelli's Gelato Ice Cream at Harrods London
    Harrods Photos and Visitor Information Morelli's Gelato Ice Cream at Harrods London. © Laura Porter, licensed to About.com, Inc.

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    Morelli's Gelato is in one of the Food Halls in Harrods. They sell traditional ice-cream and have a counter with high stools for you to dine in. Read my review...

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    Harrods Fruit and Vegetable Hall

    Harrods Fruit and Vegetable Hall
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    Harrods Food Hall

    Harrods Food Hall
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    Harrods Meat and Fish Hall

    Harrods Meat and Fish Hall
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    Harrods Food Hall

    Harrods Food Hall
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    Harrods Toy Soldier

    Harrods Toy Soldier
    Harrods Photos and Visitor Information Harrods Toy Soldier in Food Halls. © Laura Porter, licensed to About.com, Inc.

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    This over-sized toy soldier can be seen in one of the Harrods food halls.

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    Harrods Arcade

    Harrods Arcade
    Harrods Photos and Visitor Information Harrods Arcade. © Laura Porter, licensed to About.com, Inc.

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    The atmospheric music changes throughout the departments in Harrods. At the Harrods Arcade - the souvenir shop on the Ground Floor - it turns to fast-paced music to encourage you to shop quickly and buy more!

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    Harrods Horse Drawn Delivery

    Harrods Horse and Cart
    Harrods Photos and Visitor Information Harrods Horse and Cart. © Laura Porter, licensed to About.com, Inc.

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    Harrods has a horse drawn delivery service for local deliveries, often to the rich and famous. The carriage is also used to bring celebrities to the store for sales and special events.

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    Harrods 1902

    Harrods 1902
    Harrods Photos and Visitor Information. © Harrods

    Harrods frontage halfway through Richard Burbridge's (Managing Director 1891-1917) 20 year expansion program.

    This photograph shows Harrods frontage halfway through Richard Burbridge's (Managing Director 1891-1917) twenty-year expansion program. Already the store is beginning to dominate the Brompton Road.