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Harrods, Knightsbridge

Harrods is a luxury brand, its iconic Knightsbridge shop the biggest department store in Europe with over 300 departments on a 5-acre site. It is eye-opening to visit, even if you don't buy anything - though be warned, a dress code is applied. The brand was founded in 1824 by Charles Henry Harrod, who opened a store on Borough High Street. Harrods moved to Knightsbridge in 1849. A disastrous fire in 1883 resulted in the present, grand, building. Harrods motto is 'Omnia Omnibus Ubique' - 'all things to all people everywhere'.

Location/Address: 87-135 Brompton Road
County: London
Post Code: SW1X 7XL
Main Historic Period: Modern
Useful Website Address: Harrods' website
Tip/Nearby: Natural History, Science & V&A museums just up the road
Primary Management: Private - open to the public
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