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Harrods, KB

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In 1834, Charles Harrod established a wholesale grocery and in 1849 moved to Brompton, opening a store on the site of the current department store. During the following years, the shop expanded by purchasing neighbouring houses and buildings. In December of 1883, Harrods was burnt to the ground but was reconstructed shortly afterwards on a larger scale. Harrods offers an extravagant decoration with statues, fountains and halls adorned with different motifs. One of the most surprisingly decorated floors is the Egyptian hall. It is also worthwhile seeing the two memorials to Diana, Princess of Wales. Source: londoncitybreak.com