As many lives, generations, cultures and stories pass through our doors, our mission remains unchanged: to service the needs and aspirations of our customers, to create new stories and bring moments of delight. Whoever they are and wherever they come from, our customers can always expect to be treated with grace, courtesy and care.
Opened by Charles Henry Harrod, an East End grocer and tea merchant, in 1834, relocating to Knightsbridge in 1849, our store is recognised globally as a symbol of excellence. It was after a fateful evening in 1883 that our defining moment came. On this night, despite the store burning down; we still managed to fulfill all Christmas orders on time, and exceeded all of our original trade targets. Since this event and the unswerving determination of our people that followed, the desire to make the impossible possible became embedded in our culture. This is why today we ask all of our colleagues to believe in the Art of the Possible. To challenge all conventional views of what is and isn’t possible and in turn creating new possibilities into an art form. This is what drives us, this is our flame.
We are truly unique - a house of maisons, a modern atelier, a workshop of wonders, a convener, patron and a celebrator of the world’s finest. Known around the world as one of the great luxury emporiums, we offer a transformative experience to customers who know that true value of exceptional goods and services lies beyond price. We are committed to excellence and artistry, inspired to reinvent and surprise, ensuring our position as a leader in the category.
Our customers are at the heart of our success. They’re the reason we exist, and we never forget it. And we’re always looking for new exceptional people who want to connect to them, to delight them and to become part of our story.