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Living away from England? Feeling homesick? Desperate for a chocolate Hobnob or some Marmite? As the British Empire expanded, the demand for an overseas shopping service to provide the empire-builders with a reminder of home grew with it. Harrods had the answer. Their telegraphic address was simply “Everything, London” and they undertook to deliver absolutely anything your heart desired. The store had come a long way since its humble beginnings as a grocery store and tea merchant in Stepney in 1835. Now occupying seven storeys in upmarket Knightsbridge, Harrods boasts the famous Food Hall, the world’s first escalator, three of its own water wells, and the most eagerly awaited sale in the retail calendar.

Photo: ReproReady.com Ltd/Harrods

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Harrods is where everyone visits, it has an amazing and memorable interior, and its food hall is legendary.

Martha Quest


Whenever I use the Harrods PVC Bags in Hong Kong, people will know they are from the UK and ask me to buy some for them when I go to London next time.
Irene Hui


The most famous shop in England
Margaret Mller


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I believe rice, peas and jerk chicken is an Icon of England.

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