A trip to Harrods' Toy Department, London

by 21stcenturymummy on October 1, 2009

On Monday, my friend and I took our little ones to the toy department at Harrods, in Knightsbridge, London. We had planned on doing some shopping as well but it didn’t quite work out that way.  We had lunch at Eat before we arrived, then found out there was a child-friendly restaurant ‘Planet Harrods’, which would have been perfect, which had a kids menu, highchairs and TV screens showing Finding Nemo.

The girls were wide eyed, looking around in awe. It was as if they were in a a sweet shop. Isabella made straight for a display with lots of buggies and rides on, trying each one in turn. Luckily the sales assistants didn’t mind her wrecking their display.  She is obsessed with buggies and this was buggy heaven! There was even a traditional blue Silver Cross pram, with huge silver wheels – for dolls. It came with a hefty price tag of £299. Mad hey???

We stayed there for over an hour, walking around the entire department, which is huge. Soft toys, Steiff bears, dolls houses, you name it, they sold it. Isabella found a Charlie and Lola suitcase on wheels that she was dragging around and Bella was clutching a Corolle doll (as seen in the arms of Suri Cruise) that had a divine smell of vanilla.  In one section there were about 15 battery powered fluffy animals, dogs, rabbits and horses, barking, hopping and snorting. Each one was tied to a balloon and was heading in an opposite direction around the store. The girls found them highly amusing, especially if they fell over.

The downside of all this fun in one place was that when we were about to leave, the girls didn’t want to! And we were so exhausted we forgot about the shopping we wanted to do and went home.

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