So you’re in London for business and you only have a two hours or one afternoon to spend between meetings. If you love fantastic spectacles and delicious gourmet food, we suggest you spend the afternoon wandering through Harrods; eat pizza at their famous Pizzeria & Canti Prosecco Bar restaurant; then treat yourself to a sundae at their fantastic Ice Cream Parlor sundae bar.
For Travelers Who Like: food, shopping, glamour.
Where to Go: The nearest tube station is Knightsbridge, on the Piccadilly line.
What Makes It Special: Harrods is without a doubt the most fabulous and famous department store in all of London, and perhaps the world. The building is absolutely iconic, nestled in the heart of the poshest neighborhood in town, Knightsbridge. You don’t have to be in the market for anything to enjoy browsing through the luxurious halls filled with wonders from around the world. Everything is wildly expensive but amazing to look at. More of a luxury museum than a shop! Keep your eyes peeled while you wander – Harrods is a favorite celebrity haunt and you might very well spot one browsing the latest Versace collection.
Harrods has majorly stepped up its food game in the past ten years. In addition to wood-fired pizza at The Pizzeria, food offerings include the Caviar House Oyster Bar, the classic Fish & Chips, a steak house, and a sushi bar.
Must Try: Our personal favorite is the Pizzeria & Canti Prosecco Bar where every pie is hand made by friendly (Italian!) staff in a wood fire oven. The Pizzeria has all of the Italian classics – the Quattro Formaggi (meaning Four Cheese) – is completely divine. But if you want to try something truly unique and very London, go for the Harrods Chicken Shawarma Pizza. Much like London itself, this pizza blends cultures and we must say the results are delicious.
The ice cream parlor is something straight out of Willy Wonka’s factory. Similarly, it's hard to go wrong here. We tend to do as the Brits do, and opt for the Knickerbocker Glory. Harrods being Harrods serves most sundaes on dry ice, so get your camera ready.
If you're in London on business and happen to find yourself with a spare afternoon, we recommend taking a stroll through Notting Hill. If you love beautiful architecture and Instagram-worthy moments, you'll enjoy the famous colorful doors and seeing the site of the romantic film that bears the same name.