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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
16th July 1985 Bill to abolish Greater London Council receives royal assent
16th July 1939 Born today: Corin Redgrave, London, actor (Excalibur, Man For All Seasons)
16th July 1924 Conference over German recovery payments begins in London
16th July 1877 Spencer Gore wins the first ever Wimbledon tennis tournament - after 3 days rain delay.
16th July 1377 The Coronation of Richard II in Westminster Abbey.
Harrods is an upmarket department store in central London.
Location: 87-135 Brompton Road, Knightsbridge, SW1X 7XL
Description: Harrods is a huge upmarket department store, probably the best known of all London stores.
The store occupies an unmissable 5-acre site in Kensington and has over one million square feet of selling space in over 330 departments. Double it's largest rival, Selfridges.
Several of its departments, including the seasonal Christmas department and the Food Hall, are world famous.
Throughout its history, the store has had a total of five owners. On 8 May 2010, Fulham FC owner Mohamed Al-Fayed sold the store to Qatar Holdings for £1.5 billion.
Al Fayed is father to the late Dodi Al Fayed who died in a car crash in Paris with Princess Diana. Harrods had a shrine to them for many years afterwards.
The Harrods motto is Omnia Omnibus Ubique—All Things for All People, Everywhere.
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