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“Posh store for rich tourists”
Review of Harrods

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Owner description: Harrods remains at the height of British luxury retail, attracting millions of loyal customers from across the globe with its unrivalled product selection, world-class service, innovative retail theatre and historic setting. The store was opened in 1849 by Charles Henry Harrod as an expansion of his humble East End grocery and tea business. Today, it is one of the most distinguished names in the world. Seven floors and 330 departments showcase the best of luxury merchandise, from high-end fashion and accessories to the finest homewares and the latest technology. There are 28 restaurants in-store; we continue to enhance our portfolio with Galvin Demoiselle, Bentley's Sea Grill, and the institution that is The Georgian. Customers enjoy a wealth of exclusive services, such as By Appointment Personal Shopping and The Penthouse, a private suite dedicated to unsurpassed bespoke service in a beautiful environment. Other departments include the Urban Retreat at Harrods spa, a theatre ticket bureau, and The Studio, the store's interior-design service. Qatar Holding acquired the business in 2010, and it continues to guide - and invest strongly in - the store according to its philosophy: Anything is possible. Harrods continuously seeks to surpass the desires and expectations of its customers, staying true to its original motto: Omnia omnibus ubique (everything for everyone, everywhere). Harrods is located on Brompton Road, near the Knightsbridge London Underground station.
Reviewed 28 June 2018

Though Harrods has an excellent selection of designer goods the staff all think they are royalty & carry an attitude of disdain only dispelled once one begins to spend aplenty. A deplorable attitude. Beautifully laid out however

1  Thank Zehra J
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Reviewed 28 June 2018 via mobile

It’s a wonderful building but it’s all over the place and doesn’t flow at all ... certainly their cafes are over priced almost 20 pounds for 2 coffees and a croissant... I prefer Selfridges

1  Thank DawnOrmerod
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Reviewed 28 June 2018

Luxury shop in London that is nice seeing but not a must really. It is just a building with mostly luxury shops and prices are so high that normal people cant afford to buy anything. The food and gourmet sides have very good selection of items and more resonably priced but still if your not a millionnaire why would you want to go here instead of Primark?

1  Thank Juha-Matti R
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Reviewed 27 June 2018 via mobile

We only stopped briefly but this was amazing. The food areas were awesome. The atmosphere is here very the top. I hope to go back.

1  Thank Millie S
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Reviewed 27 June 2018

Harrods is certainly overpriced, as a place to actually shop i could never recommend it. However, it is a really nice building. The absolute highlight though and I insist that everyone experiences this, is the old escalators.

They are stunning and adorned with ancient Egyptian fittings and statues. These are incredible and riding the escalators slowly through these is a real treat. Try and get there early or late in the day so it is quieter and experience this art of the building.

You won't regret it.

1  Thank Chris D
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