Harrods is one of the world’s largest and most famous department stores located on Brompton Road in Knightsbridge, in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, London. With more than a million square feet (90,000 sq m) of space, making it the biggest department store in Europe.
Harrods sells luxury and everyday items across seven floors and 330 departments. The Knightsbridge store was established in 1849 by Charles Henry Harrod and rebuilt to its current design after a fire in 1880.
Mr Al Fayed bought Harrods with his brother in 1985. Mr Al Fayed also added his own personal touches to the store, such as the Egyptian Room, which is adorned with several busts of himself.