Location: World Famous Department store Harrods in London, England
Author: Chris & Heather Boothman (A Brit & A Southerner)
Description: While visiting London is all about seeing those mainstream tourist attractions such as Buckingham Palace and Big Ben, the savvy traveler will always find some time for a little retail therapy and there is no better spot throughout England’s capital or possibly anywhere in the world than Harrods department store.
This image was taken during our last trip to England in December 2013 and as you can see from the large crowds congregating around this store, it is clearly a popular spot for tourists and locals alike. The colored canopies really show the iconic name of this store and the colors are stereotypically reflected throughout the store especially when looking at souvenirs and memorabilia related to your trip here.
With seven floors of packed collections to sift through and leading designers/products filling all these floors, it is near impossible to spend less than hours in this store. Even for those of you that are not usually thrilled by shopping, I am convinced you will find something in here to interest you!
Have you visited Harrods before? What other iconic department stores around the world have a similar impact on the tourism industry/economy?
One of my friends has his brand for sell in here. I always go and take photo’s for him 😉
I love looking around Harrods and they are happy for people to take photographs in most departments which for me is a bonus. The only thing I bought last time I visited was a Harrods’ cat bowl, in the same dark green as the awnings in your photo, with the Harrods logo in gold. I now have a very posh puss!
Fortnum and Mason is another iconic London department store that is also great to explore. The only other one that immediately springs to mind for me is Galeries Lafayette in Paris, with it’s magnificent Art Deco domed glass ceiling and stunning balconies. It’s worth a visit just to see that.
It certainly looks like a popular place! I really like how you guys did the photo black & white leaving the green. It looks really cool!
Never been there but I am sure I could spend some time in there and find something I like! Love the editing in the photo
Never been to London, but I am sure I will make it there someday. I like how you highlighted the canopies.
Very nice shot! I have been through Heathrow more times than I can count but have never spent time in London. I’ve had a vision of Harrod’s in my mind for many years now and your description makes it sound exactly as I’d pictured. Extracting my wife out of Harrod’s after only a couple of hours might require some assistance!
Gah, I wanted to go to Harrods, but we didn’t have enough time! Next time I will though. Great shot you got 🙂
Cheers Beth, trust me once you step inside the doors of Harrods it will likely be quite a while before you get back outside on the streets of London!