Harrods, London

Harrods, London (must see)

Today, Harrods is primarily frequented by window-shopping tourists and affluent international visitors, with fewer of the budget-conscious locals in sight. It's best regarded as the world's largest, most upscale, and most extravagant shopping destination, akin to a colossal mall. Spanning over four acres of retail space across seven floors, it boasts a comprehensive collection of luxury brands that could easily occupy a shopper's entire day. Grand in scale yet retaining an air of sophistication, Harrods offers a vast range of products, including clothing, electronics, jewelry, sporting gear, pet accessories, toys, food and drink, health and beauty items, packaged gifts, stationery, housewares, home appliances, furniture, and much more.

On the ground floor, you'll discover the Food Halls, featuring Edwardian tiled walls, imaginative and extravagant displays, and staff adorned in period attire—a far cry from your typical neighborhood supermarket.

Take a ride on the Egyptian Escalator, adorned with pharaoh-themed sconces, papyrus-shaped lamps, and balconies adorned with hieroglyphics, up to the 3rd floor. Here, you'll find an extraordinary toy department, complete with an impressive Harry Potter section and extravagant items like child-sized luxury pedal cars—an ideal gift for the child who seemingly has everything.

Harrods doesn't skimp on dining options either, boasting more than two dozen eateries scattered throughout the store. Choices range from a sushi bar, deli, and pizzeria to a Ladurée macaron parlor and a burger bar.

While some individuals may deem Harrods as overpriced and elitist, it remains a unique department store, distinguished by its very own gift shop and even a Dale Chihuly chandelier, situated near the exit of door 3.

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Sight Name: Harrods
Sight Location: London, England (See walking tours in London)
Sight Type: Shopping
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