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“Harrod's charges how much for this???”
Review of Harrods

Harrods
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US$74.21*
and up
Independent Shopping Tour of London with Private Driver
Ranked #82 of 1,615 things to do in London
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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.
Las Vegas, Nevada
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“Harrod's charges how much for this???”
Reviewed 8 May 2014

We were not overly impressed by Harrod's. Shopping a one-stop Rodeo Drive, maybe, but the new owners are out for profit and I'm sure they get it. It has a lot of higher-priced goods, which if that is what you are shopping for, then you've come to the right place. I enjoyed having so many names in one place, but unless you're actually shopping, it isn't for the tourist. Yes, the Egyptian Escalator is impressive, but it was Prince Fayed who remodeled the store, not the current owners.

We bought some beautiful cupcakes and teas to snack on in the food court. The cakes were dry, overpriced and not that good. The tea was alright, but when we wanted to take a picture in their tea shop, they got nasty. I'm glad I already took some pic before they saw my camera.

We will NOT be going back their next time. The owners want our money but don't want to allow us to be tourists who keep them in business. I'll shop Neiman Marcus or Rodeo Drive if I want to spend bucks on top names.

Visited February 2014
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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.

Visited February 2014
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“24hrs in Harrods”
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.

Visited June 2013
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Harrods_Manager, Manager at Harrods, responded to this review, 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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“Worth a look”
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.

Visited April 2014
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“the place to be!”
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!!

Visited June 2013
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