The Mother of all department stores - Harrods
Trip Start Mar 28, 2009
7Trip End Apr 14, 2009
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Sunday was the last day of the leg in London and we were both exhausted. As a result we wanted to be able to enjoy the last of London and do some sightseeing but still be back early enough to pack our bags and with all that money that I have spent in this economy, you can bet this was going to be a challenge.We decided that we go to Harrods department store in Knightsbridge. Harrods is really part department store and part tourist attraction.The crowds outside Harrods is only rivaled by the crowds watching the changing of the guards ;) The store itself is bewildering.There are five levels and the entire store spans a block
Harrods has a policy of being able to source anything for a customer - anything. There are rumours of tigers having been purchased through the store (and that was not me *grin*). As I wandered through the store, I found myself in the furniture department - specifically the ANTIQUE FURNITURE section with its £40 000 furniture. This store opened my eyes to how the other 5% of the world live.I guess if you have the money, there is always something to spend it on. Harrods has a food hall that would make your mouth water and heart quicken - a gastronomic Eden if I have ever seen one. There is also a poignant memorial to Princess Diana and Dodi Al-Fayed who were killed in Paris in a car crash.I did thoroughly enjoy my time wandering through the store and I guess if I was a part of the other 5% I could design a couple of items that I could spend my money on.