Saturday Snaps #7 – World Famous Harrods in London

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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?

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Heather Boothman
Heather Boothman is the co-founder of A Brit and A Southerner. Born and in Jonesboro, Arkansas, Heather has always been a fond traveler but was only able to start fulfilling her dreams of traveling the world when she met her husband, Chris in 2008. They have since embarked on an amazing journey of travel as they challenge others to follow in their paths of working full-time but also being able to travel frequently! If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact Heather at [email protected]


  1. 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.

  2. 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!

    • 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!


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