Monday, June 1, 2015

Fourth Day in London, England

Day #4 [Monday, May 4th] was another full day.  We rode the Piccadilly Line tube to world famous, Harrods Department Store.  The cute sign below was in our tube station at Earl's Court celebrating the birth of princess Charlotte.

Somewhere I read that Harvey Nichols was one of Princess Diana's favorite stores, so when we passed it on the way to Harrods' I had to take a picture.  We didn't take the time to go inside though.

~ Approaching Harrods on Brompton Road ~

~ Harrods was established in 1834 ~

The photo below shows a congratulatory message Harrods placed on their window to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge when their daughter, Charlotte, was born.  It reads:

"Harrods is delighted to
congratulate The Duke and 
Duchess of Cambridge on
the birth of their baby girl.
~ Harrods"

The Food Halls are on the Ground Floor, and are filled with fabulous foods and beverages. You could almost gain weight just browsing! ;-)

~ And to go with tea you must have sweets, right? ~

~ Or how about this cute teapot cake? ~

~ Escalator up to the 2nd floor Tea Room ~

We didn't have tea in the Tea Room, because we were saving our taste buds for a French Macaron in Ladurée's [also located in Harrods], but I wanted a photograph of it.

I was happy to see I have a trio in the china pattern they use in their Tea Room thanks to a dear friend who gave it to me one year for Christmas!  It's Wedgwood's Wild Strawberry.

We rode the escalator back down to the Lower Level to see the memorial to Princess Diana and Dodi Fayed. Dodi's father, the powerful Egyptian businessman, Mohamed al Fayed, sold Harrods in 2010, but the memorial remains in the store. It's actually a tourist attraction.

~ The sculpture of Diana and Dodi is called Innocent Victims ~

Then it was time for tea and a French Macaon at Ladurée's.  I wasn't aware there was an outside entrance to Ladurée's, because on my previous visit I entered the shop from inside the store. On this visit, however, a Harrods sales associate directed us to an outside entrance through a terrace of Ladurée's where a doorman was waiting to greet patrons.

Speaking of sales associates... you know how you could shoot a cannon off inside a stateside department store and not hit a sales associate because they're so scarce? Not so in Harrods! They had helpful sales associates everywhere.

Service with a smile!  ;-)

~ All the fabulous French pastries are a feast for the eyes! ~

~ Beautiful French Art Nouveau-style Tea Room ~

~ I ordered Darjeeling Namring from the tea menu, with Pistachio Macarons ~

[Lori and Me]

~ Entrance to Ladurée's from inside the store ~

~ Tea sign by one of the entrance/exits ~

~ We left Harrods bound for Twinings Museum and Store on the Strand ~

Day #4 to be continued...

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  1. Thank you so much for taking us with you on your trip! I love all the pictures and I really feel like I am in a cab traveling the streets with you. Those pastries and accoutrements at Harrods are amazing!

  2. Another wonderful tour, Phyllis. What fun! I would so love to try a macaron with tea in England! I love your Wild Strawberry trio; so pretty. I look forward to seeing your Rose Chintz in a post too one of these days. Thank you for sharing with us and joining me for tea. Happy June!


  3. Wonderful post about favorite places. So glad you both had such a marvelous time! And thanks so much for linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!

  4. Thank you for sharing these great photos! Now I have a craving for macarons. Hee!

  5. Ah, the memories of Laduree!

  6. Mmm … I'm salivating just looking at photos of those macarons! Delightful!

  7. Having tea at Harrod's is one of the things I'd love to do. So glad you could spend some time there. Onward to the next adventure...

  8. I was so impressed with Harrod's food level, and teared up when I saw the memorial to Diana & Dodi. Part of our city tour included afternoon tea at Harrods. It was nice but I wished I'd known Lauderee's was there. Sooooo close.


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