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“Very expensive”
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 8 May 2014

A must when visiting London. Would love to have a bucket load of money and be let loose in here. The whole place is very grand and is very pricey but there's always something you can afford. You can Loved the chocolate hall, the food halls and the toy shops. The whole shop has the wow factor.

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Reviewed 7 May 2014

Disappointing that they shut the pet shop..... But go get an ice cream sundae... Check out the totally amazing food hall too.

Thank Sarah T
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Harrods_Manager, Manager at Harrods, responded to this reviewResponded 12 May 2014

Thank you for your comments regarding your recent visit to Harrods. I was so glad to hear that you enjoyed your experience. We hope to welcome you all back to the store in the near future.

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Reviewed 6 May 2014

For some reason it had the feel of Disneyland for rich shoppers. Almost anything is able to be bought but only with plenty of $$$$. Unfortunately we could not visit during the famous Harrods' sale, so everything was full price, sadly. It was still fun to look around.

Thank PhoebeNJ
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Reviewed 6 May 2014

If you visit London don't forget to visit Harrod's, the paradise of shopping! If you are lucky enough to be there on sales time then that is the chance of your life! The most well-known perfumes,cosmetics and not only on a real bargain!This amazing landmark of London that sells everything you look for!!

1  Thank Roula H
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Reviewed 5 May 2014

Walking into the store is an adventure in itself. Everything is excessive, flamboyant, and opulent. It's huge, so grab a map from a store concierge and don't be afraid to ask for help. Everyone is helpful. The toy department on the third floor is a must-see and not just for kids. No one will stop you from browsing as most people are doing just that. The number and size of their collections of soft cuddly toys will blow you away. And I was shocked to see model cars for kids at £40,000! The Harrods shop on the second floor is the best bet for affordable, branded gifts. Beware if you want a snack, though. We visited Cafe Florian just past the toy dept. The service was good and atmosphere was pleasant. I had a pot of tea and a scone; my husband had a cup of black coffee. Total cost was £17.38. My husband's coffee alone was £5.50 (the poor guy thought he was getting a pot!!!). I have kept the restaurant receipt as a souvenir. Sure, it was a rip off, but they do it so elegantly . . .

1  Thank Dalry
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