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In-Store FAQs

Harrods Store Policy

Harrods has been at the pinnacle of luxury retail for over 160 years. We take great pride in opening our doors to customers from around the world, and want every customer and employee to have an exceptional experience.

1. We want Harrods to be a safe and secure environment.

  • To ensure our customers’ safety, bags, luggage and parcels are not allowed in-store. We provide a Left Luggage service at Door 2a on the Ground Floor.
  • For the comfort of our customers, the smoking of tobacco, e-cigarettes and other products that produce vapour or smoke is not permitted.
  • CCTV is used throughout the store. We comply with all local laws in relation to our use of CCTV.
  • For your safety, please refrain from running.
  • In the interest of security, customers may be subject to search upon entering or leaving the store.
  • Certain items are not permitted in-store. These include:
    • Wheeled devices, except those that help customers with mobility issues.
    • Alcoholic beverages and illegal substances.
    • Helmets and masks (unless required for medical or religious reasons).
    • To ensure our customers’ safety, animals are not allowed in-store, with the exception of Assistance Dogs and Guide Dogs certified by an organisation that is a full member of Assistance Dogs International (ADI) or International Guide Dog Federation (IGDF).
  • Harrods reserve the right to refuse entry to anyone who breaches store policy.

2. We want every customer to feel welcome and enjoy their visit to Harrods.

  • Please show courtesy to fellow customers and staff by not using profanity or engaging in unsafe, illegal, disruptive or offensive behaviour.
  • Proper attire, including tops and shirts, must be worn at all times. We reserve the right to refuse entry to anyone wearing attire that we consider inappropriate. Visible tattoos and clothing that contain objectionable language or designs are not permitted.

3. We want to provide a pleasant and luxurious shopping experience.

  • Children must be supervised. Children under the age of 14 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Visitors are welcome to take photographs at Harrods, to remember their visit. However, for security purposes, there are some departments in which photography is not permitted, such as The Fine Jewellery Room. Please ask a member of staff if you are unsure about photographing an area of the store. Requests for business-related photography should be directed to the Corporate Affairs office.

If you have questions regarding store policy, please contact our Customer Loyalty team on 0333 300 1234 (+44 (0) 20 3626 7111 for international customers), email customer.loyalty@harrods.com or speak to an information officer in-store. Please note that this list is not exhaustive.

Opening Hours

What are the Knightsbridge store opening hours?

Monday to Saturday:   10am - 9pm 
Sunday: 11:30am* - 6pm

*browsing only between 11:30am and 12 noon.

What are the restaurants' opening hours?
Our in-store restaurants have varying opening hours. To view restaurant information, please go to our Restaurants page.

What are the airport opening hours?
Our stores in London Heathrow and Gatwick airport terminals have varying opening hours:

Heathrow   
Terminal 2:   5:30am - 10pm 
Terminal 2 Fine Watches Room:   5:30am - 10pm 
Terminal 2 Michael Kors:   5:30am - 10pm 
Terminal 3:   6am - 10pm 
Terminal 4:   6am - 10pm 
Terminal 5 Main store:   5:30am - 10pm 
Terminal 5 Cartier Boutique:   5:30am - 10pm 
Terminal 5 Mont Blanc Boutique:   5:30am-10pm 
Terminal 5 Satellite store:   8am - 9pm
Gatwick  
North Terminal:   4am - 9:30pm
South Terminal:   4am - 10pm

 

Location

Where is Harrods located?
Harrods
87 – 135 Brompton Road
Knightsbridge
London
SW1X 7XL

Is Harrods located in the Congestion Charge zone?
Harrods does not fall into the London Congestion Charge zone.

How do I get to Harrods?
By Tube
The nearest Tube station to Harrods is Knightsbridge, which is on the Piccadilly line. Use the Brompton Road exit for Harrods.

By Bus
Harrods is served by the following London bus routes: 9, 10, 14, 19, 22, 52, 74, 137, 414, 452, C1.

Please check the Transport for London website for further travel information.

 

Parking

Where is the Harrods Valet Car Park located?
We offer a valet-operated car park in Brompton Place, a two-minute walk from the store.

Enter the postal code SW3 1QE into your device as this will take you directly to the car park.

What are the Harrods Valet Car Park opening hours?

Monday to Saturday:   7:30am – 9:30pm 
Sunday:   10:30am – 6:30pm

 

How much does it cost to park in the Harrods Valet Car Park?

0-2 hours   £25.00 
2-4 hours   £37.50 
4-6 hours   £47.50 
6-9 hours  £60.00

 

Is there disabled parking?
Kensington and Chelsea Council provide parking spaces for disabled permit-holders in Basil Street, to the rear of the store. To find Basil Street using your device, please enter the postal code SW3 1BA.

Visitor Guidelines

What are the visitor guidelines?
We kindly ask you to carry small rucksacks in your hand, refrain from eating or drinking in the store and accompany all children under the age of 15. This is for the comfort of all of our customers and to prevent damage to displays.

Does Harrods have a dress code?
When visiting Harrods, please refrain from wearing clothing that reveals intimate parts of the body, or that portrays offensive pictures or writing. We also request that helmets are removed before entering the store.

Can I take photos in Harrods?
Photography is permitted in all areas of the store with the exception of the Fine Jewellery department and the Safe Deposit. You may also be asked by our Security Personnel not to take photographs.

All business-related requests for photography in Harrods should be directed to the Corporate Affairs press office at corporate.affairs@harrods.com.

What are the guidelines for group visits?
All large parties are required to split into groups of no more than four persons and must be accompanied by a group leader.

On arrival, the group leader should please report to Door 5, which is situated in Hans Crescent, to inform the security officer and provide emergency contact details.

Luggage

Are large baggage items and rucksacks allowed in Harrods?
Large baggage and rucksacks must be left at our Left Luggage service.

Harrods provides a Left Luggage facility for suitcases, bags on wheels, scooters, oversized bags or rucksacks. The Left Luggage facility is located at Door 2A to the rear of Harrods on Basil Street.

The service is £25 per item, or complimentary to Green Tier 1, or higher, Harrods Rewards members. For each £25 paid per item, you will receive a £25 voucher that can be redeemed against a single transaction of £50 or more in-store that day.

Returns Policy

What is Harrods store returns policy?
Please refer to our Terms & Conditions for details of our returns policy.

Tax Free Shopping

How can I claim back tax on my purchases?
Please visit the Tax Free Bureau on the Second Floor in-store where a member of our team will be happy to help you and issue your VAT form.

You will need to bring the receipts of your purchases and a form of identification such as your passport, driving license or ID card.

How much tax can I reclaim?
The VAT rate in the UK is 20% (16.67% of the purchase price). Your refund amount is the VAT with an administration fee deducted.

How do I receive my tax refund?
There are different ways that you can receive your refund depending on the amount of VAT that you are reclaiming.

Refunds under £2,958.30
If your net refund amount is less than £2,958.30, you can receive an immediate cash refund in the store from the Money Exchange on the Second Floor. In order to do this, you will need to:

  • return your VAT form, certified by Customs, to our tax free services partner Global Blue within 21 days of the form being issued; and
  • provide your credit card details in your name as a guarantee that the form will be returned to Global Blue.

If the form is not returned within this period, a charge of the refund amount, plus a fee of 15% of your refund, will be applied to your card.

An additional £3.50 handling fee will be deducted from your cash refund if this service is selected.

Refunds over £2,958.30
If your net refund amount is more than £2,958.30 you can receive the refund through:

  • an immediate cash refund or refund to your payment card at Heathrow and Gatwick airports (the payment card refund will be processed within 5 days);
  • a refund to a credit card or Ali pay account if you are leaving from any other EU airport (the refund will be processed within 3 to 4 weeks); or
  • a refund by bank cheque to a chosen address (once Global Blue has received your VAT form by post, the refund will be made. This can take between 3 to 4 weeks).

You must show your purchases, receipts and passport to Customs officials and have your VAT form(s) stamped. The stamped VAT form(s) must then be sent back to Global Blue in the pre-paid envelope provided by Harrods.

Gift Cards

Where can I buy a Harrods Gift Card?
Gift Cards can be purchased in-store at any till point. For amounts over £1,000, please visit our Customer Loyalty team on the Second or Third Floor.

Business-related requests for Gift Cards should be made to Corporate Services at corporate.service@harrods.com.

When do Gift Cards expire?
Harrods Gift Cards will expire after 24 consecutive months of non-use. After this date you can obtain a replacement card for the remaining value by visiting our Customer Loyalty team in-store.

Where can I spend a Harrods Gift Card?
Harrods Gift Cards can be spent in our Knightsbridge store and online. Gift Cards cannot be redeemed at any Harrods airport locations.

What if I lose my Gift Card?
Please contact our Customer Loyalty team or visit our Customer Loyalty team in-store.

How can I check my Gift Card balance?
Please visit the Gift Card Balance page to check your balance. You will need to enter the 16-digit number located on the reverse of your card.

 

Disabled Facilities

What disabled facilities are available at Harrods?
Harrods is easily accessible to wheelchair users via any of the front doors along Brompton Road or at Door 3, located at the rear of the store in Basil Street. Alternatively, Door 5 on Hans Crescent is also a convenient entry point and there are lifts for access to the upper floors nearby.

The ground level is flat and security personnel are situated at all doors who will be pleased to assist with entry.

We provide the facility to pre-book the use of a manual wheelchair; please phone +44 (0)20 7730 1234 and we will arrange this for you.

Sale Dates

When is the next Harrods Sale?
The dates for the 2017 Harrods Summer Sale are not yet available. We will update our FAQs as soon as the dates have been confirmed.

Other Harrods Outlets

Does Harrods have outlets in any other locations?
There are Harrods shops at the following airports:

  • UK – Heathrow Airport (Terminals 2,3,4 & 5) and Gatwick Airport (North & South Terminals)
  • Malaysia - Kuala Lumpur International Airport
  • Hong Kong International Airport (Terminal 1 Airside)
  • Qatar – Hamad International Airport Doha (Airside)

There are also Harrods outlets in the following international locations:

  • Kuala Lumpur - Down-Town Shop, Restaurant, & Harrods Café at KLCC (Petronas Towers)
  • Singapore - Takashimaya Department Store
  • Japan - various Mitsukoshi stores
  • Taiwan - various Shinkong Mitsukoshi stores
  • Thailand - Harrods Signature Shop & Tea Room – Siam Paragon and Central Embassy, and Harrods Signature Shop & Café – Emquartier and Mercury Ville
  • Australia – various David Jones stores
  • Cruise liners - Queen Mary 2, Queen Victoria, Queen Elizabeth, P&O cruise ships Britannia, Ventura, Azura & Arcadia

 

Career Opportunities

I would like to work for Harrods, what should I do?
Please visit our Careers website for further information on our current vacancies.

We have dedicated Careers FAQs on our Careers website or you can email us at careers@harrods.com.