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Harrods is a department store located on Brompton Road in Knightsbridge, London, England. It is currently owned by the state of Qatar via its sovereign wealth fund, the Qatar Investment Authority. The Harrods brand also applies to other enterprises undertaken by the Harrods group of companies, including Harrods Estates, Harrods Aviation, and Air Harrods.

The store occupies a 5-acre (2 ha) site and has 330 departments covering 1.1 million sq ft (100,000 m2) of retail space. It is one of the largest and most famous department stores in the world. The Harrods motto is Omnia Omnibus Ubique, which is Latin for “all things for all people, everywhere”. Several of its departments, including the Seasonal Christmas department and the Food Halls, are well known.

Harrods was founded in 1834 by Charles Henry Harrod. The store quickly became a success, and by the mid-19th century, it was one of the largest and most fashionable department stores in London. In 1890, Harrods was acquired by the Egyptian merchant Mohamed Al-Fayed. Al-Fayed invested heavily in the store, and it continued to grow and expand. In 1985, Al-Fayed’s son, Dodi, was killed in a car crash with Princess Diana. The death of Dodi and Diana caused a great deal of media attention, and Harrods became even more famous.

Today, Harrods is a major tourist destination. It is also a popular shopping destination for celebrities and other wealthy people. The store sells a wide variety of goods, including clothing, jewelry, homewares, food, and more. Harrods also has a number of restaurants and cafes, as well as a hotel.

Harrods is a unique and iconic store. It is a place where people from all over the world can come to shop, eat, and experience the best of British luxury.


87-135 Brompton Road

020 7730 1234

Monday to Saturday: 10 am – 8.30 pm · Sunday: 11.30 am – 5.30 pm