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  • Liam S
    11 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Harrods is beautiful inside and outside. It is one of the most iconic stores in the world. It is a fun store to look around, that sells lots of things. I have been fortunate enough to visit here twice. I definitely recommend their food court, where they sell lots of delicious treats. Near the escalators, the directory will tell you what products are on each floor, but it is easy to get lost inside. That being said everything in the store is more expensive compared to other stores/shops in London. They increase the price for products (such as teddy bears, home décor, etc.) that contain Harrods name. If you'd like a souvenir from Harrods, be prepared to pay more. You could save a little bit of money if you find anything that is on sale. You can get a reusable clothe bag at check out for 5 pounds. I initially bought one with my Harrods mug but changed my mind since I already have so many reusable bags. I met a lovely gentlemen (I can't remember his name, Izzy maybe) working behind the counter near the book section (May 3rd, 2024 during the afternoon and evening) who was kind enough to refund me for the reusable bag. I wish him all the best with his career. He seems like a nice fellow who is capable of doing more (he had like two degrees or something).
    Written May 16, 2024
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  • Navigator13345489840
    United Kingdom2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is a must, the store is beautiful, lovely building! Well laid out! Very nice toilets! Helpful and friendly staff. You can get carried away!
    Written May 20, 2024
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  • EB
    Essex, UK37 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    I love the food hall! I love the patisseries and they are always so delicious! However, I bought 5 desserts and after I got home, about 2 hours later, only 4 were in the box. Quite annoying considering they are quite expensive, despite the missing item was the cheapest. For a high end department store you expect better and it wasn't even busy. Next time I will be more attentive and check my bag before leaving but that shouldn't be my job!
    Written December 26, 2023
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  • therichastill
    Stevenage, UK2,921 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    "Harvey Nicks" was first brought to my attention from the 90's TV show Absolutely Fabulous. It is quite a fancy store in the exclusive area of London - Knightsbridge and it is just up the road from Harrods.

    The store sells clothes from designers like Jean Paul Gaultier and Stella McCartney. There are a number of floors which are accessible by lifts and escalators. On the top floor there is a bar and place to eat

    The store was clean and well presented.
    Written May 17, 2024
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  • therichastill
    Stevenage, UK2,921 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Years ago the Plaza was a small shopping centre on Oxford Street and had a few stores in it but I have now discovered that it is now a giant Next store. That's not a bad thing as their clothes are pretty decent.

    The ladies clothes are on the ground floor and men's clothes are on the first floor.

    Also on the ground floor is a Gap store and on the first floor is a Costa Coffee so you can pause to refuel before continuing on your shopping expedition.
    Written December 2, 2023
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  • gfsc5
    Perth, Australia1,760 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is a department store that plays with convention. There aren't many such stores I know of where one is greeted by bedding and the odd bbq on the entrance floor. And having menswear adjacent to perfumes and makeup. Most intriguing.

    I spent time in the menswear area. Some nice stuff but not a massive range from which to choose.

    My wife is an avid shopper but finished womenswear in record time.

    An interesting place to visit.
    Written April 16, 2024
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  • Steve M
    London, UK3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Panic! Needed a white shirt for album launch of the Beatles Red and Blue albums at Abbey Road tomorrow night. I’m a big lad so no off the peg shop will suffice. But one call to Gold’s and they had exactly what I wanted and a black tie! Great service from Sam and Fred parking! The show will go on… 👏🏻😎
    Written November 14, 2023
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  • Skyhigh_Enigma
    Weston super Mare, UK11 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    If you have tome, this is a must. Amazing range of vintage clothing and memorabilia to suit all tastes. Staff were not pushy, just helpful, and the relaxed vibe was conducive to spending a while browsing. Will visit again next time.
    Written September 9, 2021
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  • Big Don
    Limassol City, Cyprus27 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Travelled from Cyprus for Black Friday sales, to purchase a wedding suit for my son and myself.
    Great clothing, very good discounts offered, sales staff were very knowledgeable and helpful.
    Highly recommended
    Written February 26, 2024
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  • JWS
    Stuttgart, Germany9 contributions
    1.0 of 5 bubbles
    I've been a CT customer for many years and usually just order via online. However while in London I stopped into this location to look around. I'm sorry that I did as my "experience" was less than optimal. No one ever asked me if I needed assistance. One of the clerks even stepped on my feet as he was restocking shirts and never said a word. I finally asked for some help and the person I asked did the bare minimum (enough to tell me they didn't have my size in stock..). Finally I left. IF I purchase from CT again, it will only be online. However with that lack of customer service and professionalism they don't even deserve to have a retail presence on Jermyn Street.
    Written June 14, 2023
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  • Iparlind H
    Mitcham, UK20 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nikee looked after me and booked me in last min, with plenty of time for me to catch my train. It's only 3 min away from King's Cross Station, very convenient and great staff, would highly recommend it. Thank you Nikee
    Written October 10, 2023
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  • therichastill
    Stevenage, UK2,921 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Uniqlo is a Japanese clothing chain. They have two stores in Oxford Street and in these stores they sell clothes for men, women and children.

    Their clothes have very bold colours and are quite eye catching however things in there are quite expensive.

    If you are a person on a limited budget you may decided to visit somewhere a little less pricey.
    Written December 2, 2023
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  • Chris T
    London, UK12 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    An amazing helpful asian chap, name on receipt chack k made my experience today great. Thank you so much.
    Written October 24, 2020
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  • Gemma W
    14 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Highly recommend this experience. I purchased this as a Christmas gift for my husband. My husband loves watches and thoroughly enjoyed being able to select the components for his watch.

    From the moment we arrived Daniel was attentive and welcoming. He looked after our every need even buying sweets for our eight-year-old son and getting him involved in the process.

    Daniel took the time to explain all about Kartel and the individual watch options. We didn’t feel rushed or pressured at any point, and my husband was very pleased with his watch.

    The shop itself is very smart, well laid out and in a great location. The whole experience took around one hour and a half. We were given a drink of our choice and some delicious Scottish shortbread.

    We enjoyed the experience so much that my husband is looking to take his brother there too.

    Thank you, Daniel, for your professionalism, time and attention.
    Written May 14, 2024
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