Shoppers heaven!

Member Rating 5 out of 5 by linzeeloulabelle on October 2, 2012

Every time that I go to London, Harrods is one of the first places that I want to visit. The department store is located on Brompton Road in Knightsbridge. To get there, the easiest way is to get the tube to the Knightsbridge stop. As soon as you exit the station you will be able to see the shop as it is so big and takes up so much space.

Harrods is well-known for being one of the largest department stores in the world and also because of the luxury that goes along with the name. Harrods has literally everything that you could ever think of under one roof which makes it a place for shopping heaven. However, while many people think that everything is expensive, some things are very reasonably priced which makes it possible for everyone to buy something. There are seven floors of shopping and restaurants along with a food court and pet shop.

There are always security guards on every entrance to the store which can be a little bit daunting if it is your first visit. Although this has not happened to me personally, I have seen so many people have their bags checked, have been told to remove large coats etc. and other things like that. While Harrods do not necessarily refuse entry to anyone, they are careful about security and risks which is a good thing in my eyes.

So, what can you do or buy in Harrods? The list is endless. At entrance level you can find women’s handbags, jewellery, food and shoes, amongst other items. From here, you would think that everything is ridiculously expensive with bags costing more than I earn in a month sometimes but I just bypass all of this stuff now. The store has men’s, children’s and women’s fashion (both designer and high street). On a higher floor is homewares such as furniture and large kitchen appliances. There is a pet store which I love going to as there are always super cute cats and dogs. Of course, these are always pedigrees and cost a lot of money but they are nice to look at for a while.

Not everything in Harrods is all about shopping though. Harrods offer a lot of in store services which include wedding lists, personal shopping and beauty treatments. There are also plenty of places to eat which cater for everyone. If you want fine dining, there are many restaurants for this. If you want to eat with the kids, there are plenty of restaurants or cafes for this too. Although Harrods can be seen as a place for the rich, they really do cater for everyone which I think is a really nice touch.

Every time I have been here, it has been stupidly busy although Christmas time is always the worst but for good reason. Harrods have a fantastic Christmas selection and some really wonderful gifts and decorations. After Christmas, their sales are amazing and well worth going to London for even if it means fighting through hundreds of people to get what you want. I have heard on the news before that the store or certain floors have been closed off before for celebrities to use in private which I think is a little bit crazy. I have never been around when something like this has happened though.

I love Harrods even though I hardly ever buy anything apart from for Christmas but I will always visit every time I am in London.

== Opening Hours ==
Monday to Saturday 10am - 8pm
Sunday 11.30am* - 6pm

*browsing only between 11.30am and 12 noon
87-135 Brompton Road
London, England, SW1X 7XL
+44 (20) 7730 1234

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