I didn't take a picture of the outside of Harrods, so I thought I could show you what it looks like with the tea tins above that have the exterior of the department store embossed on the front! It actually is so large, taking an entire block, that I am not sure my camera would have captured it all.
The food halls have been completely renovated at great cost, including repainting the original ceiling designs. And now, for a feel for the branding machine that is Harrods. I love the store, there is nothing quite as exciting and interesting in the world, but it must be said that everything that can be branded is branded.
More tins of tea....
And the wonderful selection of English cheeses.....
Ok, now this is serious branding. Water. Bottled water. Harrods on the label. It translates to approximately $45 a bottle.
Although, these are worth the splurge. Their Christmas Puddings made with Brandy.
And these lovely little pies, my favorites. Chicken and Ham Pie with Honey Mustard, Turkey Gammon and Cranberry Pie, and Chicken and Ham with Apple Chutney. Good to go!
I always get one of these Bobbie banks when I am in London for the kids I know!
Even the boxes of fruit are labeled!
Even the teddy bears........
Great service. They really understand that word.......
I mean, wouldn't you feel special having your sandwich hand carved by this gentleman in this setting? Knowing that pretty much everything in the Harrods Foods Halls tastes divine?!
Another brilliant "brand" just opened an outpost in Harrods. Perfect!
OK, the next two pictures have nothing to do with Harrods, but they were cool and in London so I wanted to share. First, this hand dryer. You put your hands in, and they are dry and germ free. Haven't seen one in the States yet.
And this.....all over London you can just put in a coin and hop on a bike. Drop it off when you reach your destination. I loved this idea!