My first #TravelTuesday deserves to be about Harrods in London.
My first time experiencing Harrods was during Spring in 2013.
This may sound silly, but whenever I think about that trip, my first memory isn’t visiting Kensington Palace or riding the Tube or walking through the Tower of London or across the London Bridge or even seeing a show.
It’s Harrods. And, like right now, there will always be a smile on my face at that memory.
No one warned me. Sure, I expected it to be expensive and massive and a little over the top. But no one warned me about the chocolate area on the first floor. No one warned me that I would walk through all those rooms and displays for more than an hour, daydreaming, picture taking and filling my face with chocolate after chocolate after chocolate.
It’s not just chocolates you need to be warned about however.
Coffee. Tea. Food.
It’s an experience all on its own too. Next time I go, I’ll plan to be there for a few solid hours, dressed to the nines and pretend like I belong. I’ll meander my way through the bags, the luggage, the clothing and jewelry and when I’m ready, I’ll head to the top floor for a spot of tea.
I’ve only been three times now.
The first was in 2013 where I was overwhelmed.
The second was in 2014 where I bought a scarf on sale…and please don’t ask me the sale price. But, it’s a beautiful scarf that I’ll always treasure (if I can find it…).
The third time was in 2015 when I brought my mother and we were going to head for tea before realizing we were running out of daylight hours for a quick 1 day tour of London. Sadly, we did not buy tea or chocolates. Well…we might have bought some chocolates and maybe some tea, but we didn’t stay and thoroughly enjoy ourselves.
If memory serves, I bought a lot of these cookies. I had to try them all…and I even remember feeling quite sick afterwards too. Don’t judge me… you would have done the same!
I need to go back.
My middle daughter talks about wanting to plan a trip to London this summer. She’s not really a ‘shopping person’ but maybe I can convince her to check it out at least? She does like chocolate….
Have you been to Harrods in London or anywhere else? What’s your favorite memory? I’d love to hear!