Harrods is an obligatory stop for visitors, from the cash-strapped to the big spenders. The stock is astonishing, as are many of the price tags. High on kitsch, the ‘Egyptian Elevator’ resembles something out of an Indiana Jones epic, while the memorial fountain to Dodi and Di merely adds surrealism. The Harrods store occupies a 5-acre site and has over one million square feet of selling space in over 330 departments making it the biggest department store in Europe.
Many visitors don't make it past the ground floor where designer bags, the myriad scents from the perfume hall and the mouth-watering counters of the food hall provide plenty of entertainment. The latter actually makes for an excellent, and surprisingly affordable, option for a picnic in nearby Hyde Park. From 11.30am to midday on Sunday, it's browsing time only.
General clothes, food and drink costs.
Monday-Saturday 10 am – 8 pm
Sunday 11.30 am – 6 pm