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Harrods Visitor Information

Harrods London
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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
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Harrods Visitor Information | Harrods Photos

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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.

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