The most famous shop in London
Harrods is the most famous shop in London. It is located on Brompton Road in Knightsbridge, near [poi?3529]Hyde Park[/poi]. Harrods dates back to 1834 when Charles Henry Harrod opened a small grocery store. In 1849 the store moved to its current location where, over time, it was expanded by purchasing nearby shops and houses. In December 1883 Harrods was the victim of a major fire and collapsed. Soon after, it was rebuilt on a larger scale. Currently the owner of Harrods is the Egyptian, Mohamed Al Fayed. As a tourist, Harrods offers luxuriously decorated shop with statues, fountains and rooms decorated with different motifs.