Hotellit lähellä Harrods Department Store Lontoo Harrods is probably one of the most famous department stores in the world, which is very impressive considering it started out as a small fruit and vegetable shop with a staff of two in 1834. Nowadays, Harrods Department Store on Brompton Road, in Knightsbridge, London, employs over 5,000 people and offers all kinds of products and services from cosmetics and handbags to food hampers, wines and chocolates. Harrods is not simply a shop, but rather an institution where even the customers are expected to dress and behave in a certain way. The Harrods motto is Omnia Omnibus Ubique — All Things for All People, Everywhere. An interesting bit of trivia about Harrods: this is where the first escalator was fitted in England. The staff assisted customers on and off of the “moving staircase” and offered them a glass of Brandy when they reached the top to calm their nerves after the experience! Check out our cheap hotels near Harrods!