Party Earth Review Lavish and extravagant, Harrods is a 4.5-acre shopaholic’s dream in the heart of Knightsbridge. Stylish city dwellers and affluent visitors descend upon the regal department store to scoop up everything from haute couture... ... read full review
87–135 Brompton Road
Knightsbridge London, SW1X 7XL
Piccadilly Line: Knightsbridge
020 7730 1234
M–Sa 10am–8pm, Su 11:30am–6pm
Mayfair / Knightsbridge, London –
Lavish and extravagant, Harrods is a 4.5-acre shopaholic’s dream in the heart of Knightsbridge.
Stylish city dwellers and affluent visitors descend upon the regal department store to scoop up everything from haute couture by the world’s most fashionable designers to top-of-the-line sporting gear – including a £1,000 Moncler ski jacket – and high-end beauty treatments perfect for Vogue models willing to lighten their pockets to rejuvenate their faces.
With a décor inspired by ancient Egypt, the elegant seven-floor store features three hundred and thirty departments that welcome fifteen million visitors a year, including hordes of tourists eager to soak up the atmosphere, chic Londoners dining at restaurants like the Parisian tea room Ladurée, and the occasional wealthy expat splurging on “competitively priced” gold bars from the first-floor bank.
The mega-store also provides an in-house perfumery, barber shop, and Power-Plate workout studio, so customers looking for a day of pampering will find plenty to keep them occupied.
Steeped in history and boasting a clientele that ranges from luminaries like Oscar Wilde to London wild child Jade Jagger, Harrods is a true London institution, with truly hefty price tags to match.
Chic Londoners, tourists, models, fashionistas, and expats, all ages.
Shopping, browsing, and people-watching.
Over twenty-five on-site restaurants, bakeries, coffee shops, and candy stores serve everything from American diner classics and pizza to sushi, dim sum, and crêpes.
Although there are a few bargains to be found, most of the wares are on the pricey side with some designer goods costing thousands of pounds.
Nice casual: jeans, t-shirts, polos, khakis, comfortable slacks. Harrods has a dress code prohibiting bare midriffs and sporting attire.
Saturday and Sunday afternoons to see the store at its busiest, and weekday afternoons for a less hectic scene and more space to wander.
If a day trip to Harrods needs to be extended into a weekend visit, The Beaufort Hotel in Knightsbridge (33 Beaufort Gardens) is just around the corner.