Hello educational travelers!

So if you’re anything like me, then you like to occasionally take a break from sightseeing to do a little shopping.

Que Harrods department store in jolly ol’ England!


This mecca for shopping enthusiasts is everything you could ever dream of… and so much more. Located on Brompton Road in Knightsbridge, in the posh Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, Harrods has always been a popular place for educational tours to visit. Founded in 1834, by Charles Henry Harrod, the store occupies a five acre site with over 300 departments that cover one million square feet of retail space therefore making it the largest department store in all of Europe. Those are some pretty astounding figures huh?


The different departments at Harrods offer a wide range of products and services, making sure that no one goes home empty-handed. The store’s motto after all is “Omnia Omnibus Ubique,” which is Latin for ‘All Things for All People, Everywhere.” There’s the usual suspects such as clothing for men, women, and children, electronics, jewelry, to the more unusual but recently closed exotic animals pet department.  My favorite departments though are the seasonal Christmas department and the iconic Food Halls. There’s also 32 restaurants, serving everything from high tea to tapas and pub food to haute cuisine. Other services that the retail giant offers are a personal shopping-assistance program known as “By Appointment,” a watch repair service, a tailor, a dispensing pharmacy, a beauty spa and salon, Harrods Financial Services, and Harrods Bank to name a few.

As you can see, Harrods is a big store with lots of things to view. If you’re planing on visiting this special landmark on your London student tour, I encourage you to set some time aside. Doing so, will ensure optimal time to get the full Harrods experience.

Have you ever visited Harrods? If so, what department did you enjoy the most? Did you come home with any goodies?

Have a great weekend,