Harrods is the luxury department store located on Brompton road in Knightsbridge, London. From the most expensive designer labels and cosmetics to exquisite chocolates and even household items, it is perhaps one of the finest stores in the world for luxury shopping.
When I first visited Harrods, I was quite blown over by not only the largeness of the store covering one million square feet of retail space, but also it's sheer opulence and luxuriousness. With over 300 departments, it is easy to get lost here, so you might want to plan your visit with some extra time on hand. The food hall is amazing and a place to visit, as well as the souvenir shop where you can find less expensive things that can make great gifts for your friends. After wandering around a bit, I stopped at Ca'puccino, a small cafe located on the lower ground floor, for afternoon coffee and cake.
Since the death of Diana, Princess of Wales and Dodi Fayed, two memorials have been erected inside Harrods - one at the base of the Egyptian Escalator and a second one located by the escalator and entitled 'Innocent Victims'.
If you are a tourist and somebody who doesn't like to shop, you still cannot leave London without a visit to this iconic store.