Harrods, which proprietor Mohamed Al Fayed calls his 'Palace in Knightsbridge', promises one of the most extravagant and luxurious shopping experiences in the world. With 22 restaurants, and a wide range of departments and services across its seven floors, it is easy to see why this is the shopping choice of London's social elite. With its prominent position on Brompton Road, Harrods is hard to miss - especially at night, when the entire façade is illuminated by a grand total of 11,500 light bulbs. The UK's biggest store by a long, long way, Harrods certainly makes good on its motto Omnia Omnibus Ubique - All Things for All People, Everywhere.

Address: 87-135 Brompton Road, Knightsbridge

Website: www.harrods.com

Telephone: (0)20 7730 1234

Transport: Knightsbridge underground station, or London bus routes 9, 10, 14, 19, 22, 52, 74, 137, 414, 452 and C1

Opening times: Open Monday to Saturday, with reduced hours on Sunday.