Located on Brompton Road in Knightsbridge, Harrods is perhaps the world’s most famous luxury department store. It was established by Charles Henry Harrod in 1824 on Borough High Street in Southwark and rapidly expanded in the late-19th century, with customers including Oscar Wilde, Sigmund Freud and Laurence Olivier. Harrods is also famed for unveiling England’s first “moving staircase” (escalator) in 1898, with customers offered brandy at the top.
Today Harrods’ flagship store features 330 departments and sprawls across 90,000 square meters of retail space. It sells everything from fashion to electronics, jewelry, sporting gear and beauty items, as well as homewares, furniture and food ...
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