If you buy or not, a walk round Harrods is a must-do during your visit to London. Its Egyptian style escalators are impressive.

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Harrods Department Store

Baroque decoration.

In the middle of the busy shopping district of Brompton Road, next to Hyde Park, stands the most famous commercial building of London. Whether you intend to buy or not, don't hesitate to go through the door of its eye-catching and well adorned facade which lights up the whole street at night with its numerous lights - you are going to love a walk inside this place. Throughout its five floors and its basement, you see that its motto 'all things for all people - everywhere' is something that they take very seriously so it's going to be very difficult for you not to find anything in this department store. In spite of its justified fame for its sophistication and elitism, converting it into a place with some fairly high prices, you can enjoy it simply by walking around, as if it were a museum since there's no corner that isn't tremendously decorated, from the food stands themselves which make up eye-catching figures and colours, to the store's pet department. Along the way, look for the Egyptian escalators and you'll see an authentic tribute to the Pharaohs of Ancient Egypt dominating them. It was, by the way, the first shop in the world to install an escalator.

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