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The legendary Harrod's at Knightsbridge is a wonderful place to spend a few hours just feasting your eyes on the fabulous items for sale in this huge store. Geared to those who don't have to ask the price of the luxury items, you'll find what you've always dreamed of in Harrods superb selection.

If you're looking for fresh food, you're in for a real treat! The Harrods food halls are a mind-boggling display of tempting delights piled up alongside ornate sculptures in each section. The seafood department which sells up to 110 types of fish, had some pirana like fish with gaping teeth almost leaping off the fantastic display at you.

The bakery is excellent, and I tried a few items including banana bread and brownie which were very good. You can pick up whole cakes and choose from over 150 types of bread.

If you like cheese, Harrods vast selection of around 350 varieties comes from 15 different countries.

If you're hungry and must have immediate satisfaction, 22 classy restaurants await you in Harrods! From the almost pedestrian Oyster Bar to the elegant Art Nouveau Georgian Restaurant which serves up a three-course gourmet buffet for £29.50, you'll find exceptional food and service.

Once you've refreshed yourself, you can again make your way thru 7 floors of designer clothing, housewares, furniture, toys, pet shop (Swarovski crystal-encrusted dog collars for £90 anyone?), beauty salon and much, much more!

I wish I could've taken a picture to show you some of the amazing displays, but unfortunately photography is prohibited in the store. Except for one spot, where there is a memorial to Lady Diana and her "boyfriend", Dodi Al Fayed, who were both killed in the car accident. It consists of a gaudy fountain with photos of Di and Dodi interlaced in a huge heart. Yes you can photograph this as much as you like, since the owner of Harrods is the father of Dodi, and obviously wants to telegraph this to everyone. You should see this somewhat tacky display for yourself. I refused to photograph it in protest, since it was the only thing I was allowed photograph.

If you want to see more, visit Harrods excellent website (see URL below), which offers more info about all their departments and restaurants. You can even shop online. Or email any department in the store!

More Info: Harrods is open from 10.00am to 7pm, Monday to Saturday inclusive. However, during July and January Sales and the approach to Christmas these times are extended.

Address: 87-135 Brompton Road
City: London
Postcode: SW1X 7XL
Phone: 020 7730 1234
Fax: 020 7581 0470
Added: August 14th 2002
Related Link: http://www.harrods.com/
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Language: english


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