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Harrods, London

Photograph by Julian Jones

In 1835 Charles Henry Harrod, a grocer and tea merchant started a shop opposite his home in Stepney, East London. In 1849 with cholera sweeping London he decided to move out to the Brompton Road, which at that time was a semi-rural area. Harrods then grew into one of Britain's first department stores. Several adjoining buildings were taken over in the process. A fire in 1883 destroyed the old shop and allowed the Harrods family to build on a grander scale. The shop today has about five acres of floor space over five floors.

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Address: 87-135 Brompton Road, Knightsbridge, London SW1X 7XL

The nearest Underground station to Harrods is Knightsbridge.




telephone 020 7730 1234

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