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.