Just in case you don't notice its 4.5-acre bulk, this legendary shopping destination frames its domed terra-cotta exterior in thousands of small white lights each night. The store's motto is Omnia, omnibus, ubique (Everything, for everybody, everywhere), and, if the days when it provided an alligator as a Christmas gift for Noel Coward or embalming services to the body of Sigmund Freud are long gone, you can still find pretty much every luxury brand under the sun
here, along with esoteric services like a custom-made Madame Tussaud's waxwork, should you be in the market for one. Don't miss the extravagant Food Hall, with its stunning Edwardian Rococo ceilings, art deco marble pillars, and art nouveau mouldings and ceramic tiles. Repair to the excellent fifth floor Urban Retreat spa if it all gets to be too much.