Friday, 14 July 2017

Five on Friday in Harrods Food Hall

Hello

Thanks for visiting.

Time for a bit of luxury as we visit Harrods Food Hall at the same time as linking up with Tricky for Five on Friday.

When you find yourself lost but outside this famous shop, you just have to call in and enjoy.  There's even a sale on!





One - Egyptian Room

The Harrods on Brompton Road in London that we know today, grew from as a small grocers into which Charles Henry Harrod moved his established business and gradually expanded, despite a fire that burnt the building to the ground in 1883. However, this set back only spurred the family on to rebuild, expand and modernise.

After 40 years in the hands of the Harrod family, the business was turned into a Limited Company with members of the Burbidge family in charge, who bought surrounding buildings to expand yet again.

In 1959 House of Fraser took over and 1985 saw the Fayed brothers buy the store, turning it into a private company in 1994.  It was Egypt-born Mohammed al-Fayed who created the Egyptian Room in 2000. So spectacular.  Here is an escalator in the room, actually Harrods was one of the first places to introduce escalators in 1898.


Two - Time for Tea

Such a colourful department with all sorts of tea on offer, I didn't notice any liquorice tea though.



Three - And Cake

Beautifully presented delicious looking cakes made it hard to choose.


Four - Grocery

Even the grocery section has a fabulous ceiling and wonderful decorations.


Five - Fish, Meat and Poultry

So much to choose from.


It really is worth looking round the food halls if you are nearby.  Harrods was sold to Qatar Holdings in 2010.



Have a great week.

Cheerio

18 comments:

  1. I remember visiting this amazing landmark back in the 90's. And, yes the food hall was very impressive. I believe they lost their Royal Warrant due to the unpleasantness of Dodi Fayed et al. I'd love to visit again. Enjoy your day, Pat

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    1. It's a beautiful place isn't it. I must explore the top floors one day. 😊

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  2. The shop looks luxurious. I'd love to visit it. Thanks for these impressive photos.
    Have a nice weekend!
    Loretta

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    1. Glad you enjoyed looking round. 😊

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  3. Wow, that is some store. From little acorns...

    Diana

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    1. Quite true and fancy having to start again after the fire.

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  4. Enjoyed the history of Harrods and the little look around that you provided. I wouldn't know where to start! So many teas and cake, too!!!! Happy Friday!

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    1. That's good. I know what you mean, so much to take in!

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  5. We love the food halls at Harrods, hate the crowds. Attended a book signing upstairs many years ago and our daughter got an autographed book from Michael Palin of Monty Python fame.

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    1. Oh brilliant, that was lucky to see him, he always seems so nice.

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  6. I think everyone has heard of Harrods...so awesome getting to see inside. What an amazing store!

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    1. It's very famous isn't it. It's such a big shop, you could spend ages looking round.

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  7. It really is the most amazing place isn't it! I remember going on a school trip for some reason and have been a couple of times since. Nice to see your photos!

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    1. It's all so beautifully laid out. I think you teachers must have been very brave to let you all loose in such a huge shop!

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  8. I love to go to Harrods, I used to meet one of my daughters when she was at university and when she worked in London every December where we had the luxury of the Christmas decorations which she treated me to a bauble and afternoon tea. Great memories.

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    1. It's even better at Christmas with all the decorations, what a great place to meet your daughter.

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  9. Long time since I've been in Harrods, it is a fabulous place. Love the photos of tea and cakes:)

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    1. Couldn't you just go mad with all those cakes!

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