Fodor's Expert Review Harrods

Knightsbridge Store/Mall

With an encyclopedic assortment of luxury brands, this Knightsbridge institution, currently owned by the Qatar Investment Authority, has more than 300 departments and 25 eating and drinking options, all spread over 1 million square feet on a 4½-acre site. Now populated more by window-shopping tourists and superrich visitors from abroad than by the bling-averse natives, Harrods is best approached as the world's largest, most upscale, and most expensive mall. The food hall offers on-site dining options ranging from a Pasta Evangelists restaurant to a Sushisamba deli bar. At the center is the Wine Bar, with over a hundred wines by the glass and food by Caviar House and Prunier. There's also a giant coffee-roasting station, ceiling-high shelves of fresh bread at the Bakery, and a vegetable butchery. The Beauty Hall offers cult brands, innovative "Magic Mirrors" that allow shoppers to instantly see a new make-up look via digital technology, an in-house "hair doctor," and over 46,000 different... READ MORE

With an encyclopedic assortment of luxury brands, this Knightsbridge institution, currently owned by the Qatar Investment Authority, has more than 300 departments and 25 eating and drinking options, all spread over 1 million square feet on a 4½-acre site. Now populated more by window-shopping tourists and superrich visitors from abroad than by the bling-averse natives, Harrods is best approached as the world's largest, most upscale, and most expensive mall. The food hall offers on-site dining options ranging from a Pasta Evangelists restaurant to a Sushisamba deli bar. At the center is the Wine Bar, with over a hundred wines by the glass and food by Caviar House and Prunier. There's also a giant coffee-roasting station, ceiling-high shelves of fresh bread at the Bakery, and a vegetable butchery. The Beauty Hall offers cult brands, innovative "Magic Mirrors" that allow shoppers to instantly see a new make-up look via digital technology, an in-house "hair doctor," and over 46,000 different lipsticks, as well as 13 treatment rooms where you can try on make-up in private. The full-service restaurant options are dazzling, including offerings from top chefs like Gordon Ramsay (a burger bar), Tom Kerridge (fish-and-chips), and Scandi superstar Björn Frantzén. There's even a breakfast café operated by—of course—Tiffany's.

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Quick Facts

87–135 Brompton Rd.
London, Greater London  SW1X 7XL, England

- 020 - 7730–1234

www.harrods.com

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