Let’s go play in London

So what happens when both Catherine and I find ourselves passing through London at the same time one warm evening?

Well after deciding that the queues to play crazy golf on the roof of Selfridge & Co. (no really) were too long, we decided to snub them and go up-market. So we crossed Hyde Park and headed for Harrods – much more my kind of store.


Harrods is a very special place with completely unique architecture – including these genuine original ancient Egyptian escalators, lovingly transported to England and restored to full working order by the current Harrods owner. He has cleverly had them converted from slave power to the new electric system, so favoured across Europe these days.


And as us Europeans do love a good ceiling, he’s had one of those added to. Whilst I’m not sure of all the symbology involved, it’s certainly very pretty and obviously takes quite a lot of dusting.


Now previous shopping expeditions have often ended with coffee within one of those supermarket cafés, you know the ones, they tend to Costalot.

So on this occasion I decided that an ice-cream was in order and where better to indulge when within Harrods that at the exclusive Morelli’s Ice Cream Parlour, a fine establishment with an extensive array of ice-cream-based desserts. A sumptuous way to end the day.

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About Words of Little Relevance

Freelance stage manager; software and web tester; Excel and map geek; Tweeter; Blogger and Cake Eater. Often back-stage in and around Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire where I move scenes, or play with lights or sound.
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3 Responses to Let’s go play in London

  1. litadoolan says:

    Blimey I hadn’t thought of taking the perspective of writing about the Architecture of these fine shops. Inspired post. Selfridges, now I think of it, seems like more a gem after reading your post. I love Knightsbridge, hadn’t realised Harrods down fab ice cream. Super tip for London trips.

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