Harrod’s is one of the more popular department stores in London, if not THE most popular. It’s an upscale, (read: expensive) luxury department store like I can’t possibly afford anything here kind of department store.
Monday to Saturday: 10:00am – 8:00pm
Sunday: 11:30am – 6:00pm*
*browsing only between 11.30am and 12 noon.
(not kidding, this was from their actual website)
There’s also a dress code. This woman I know was not allowed in because she was wearing flip flops that day. So, they can refuse you entry if you are not reasonably dressed for their store. Nothing fancy. According to Wikipedia, Harrods still has a strict and accepted dress code, where people are refused and not allowed to enter the store if they are wearing high-cut, Bermuda or beach shorts, swimwear, athletic singlets, cycling shorts, flip flops or thong sandals, if they have bare midriff or bare feet, if they are excessively sweaty, if they are wearing dirty or unkempt clothing.
They have the Princess Diana and Dodi Al Fayed memorial. This one was located at the base of the Egyptian escalator. Inside the pyramid casing is a wine glass smudged with Princess Diana’s lipstick from her last dinner and an engagement ring purchased by Dodi Al Fayed the day before they died.
I walked through the stores and it was very posh. I’m scared to even attempt to look at the prices. :P
They really have very nice window displays. I wish I had gone to their grocery and bought a few things. Anyways, it’s a good place to stop by or linger if you have the money. It’s very close to other tourist attractions as well.