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London Department Stores – Harvey Nichols

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Harvey Nichols

Location – 109 – 125 Knightsbridge, London, SW1X 7RJ

Harvey Nichols is a luxury department store in Knightsbridge, the origin of the company began when Benjamin Harvey opened a small linen shop on the corner od Knightsbridge and Sloane Street.

In 1835 the shop was extended, in 1841 Harvey employed James Nichols who became a manager in the company. When Harvey died in 1850, his wife went into partnership with Nichols and the company was renamed Harvey Nichols and Co.

In the late 19th century the original shops were demolished to build a new purpose built department store.

In the late 20th century  Harvey Nichols became known for its luxury items and award winning restaurants. Harvey Nichols has a small amount of stores in the UK and overseas, and in  1996  launched its first stand-alone restaurant in London, the OXO Tower Restaurant, Bar, and Brassiere.

Opening Times

Mon – Sat: 10am – 8pm

Sun: 11:30am* – 6pm (*browsing only between 11:30am – 12 noon)

Store Guide

Floor 5

Foodmarket & Restaurants  Foodmarket, Wine Shop, Fifth Floor Restaurant, Bar & Café, Yo! Sushi, Outdoor Cafe Terrace

Floor 4

Womenswear, Lifestyle & Beauty Services Contemporary Collections, Sneaker Wall, Accessories, Daniel Hersheson Salon, Beyond MediSpa, Customer Services

Floor 3

WOMENSWEAR  Leisurewear, Contemporary Collections, Denim Gallery, Lingerie, Hosiery, Swimwear, Shoes, Click + Collect, Style Advisors

Floor 2

WOMENSWEAR  Designer Collections, Childrenswear and Children’s Shoes, Personal Shopping

Floor 1

WOMENSWEAR  International Collections, Contemporary Collections, Designer Shoes, Jimmy Choo, Christian Louboutin

Ground Floor

BEAUTY & ACCESSORIES Beauty, Perfumery, Beyond Beauty, International Handbags, Contemporary Handbags, Accessories, Jewellery, Sunglasses, Blink Brow Bar, Champagne Nail Bar

Lower Ground Floor

MENSWEAR  International Collections, Casualwear, Formalwear, Shirts, Ties, Accessories, Shoes, Wagamama Restaurant

Lower Ground Floor 2

MENSWEAR  Contemporary Collections, Denim, T-Shirt and Sneaker Galleries,

London Department Stores – Debenhams

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Debenhams

Location – 334-348 Oxford Street, London, W1C 1JG

The origins of Debenhams is a drapers store opened by William Clark in 1778, in 1813 William Debenham became a partner in the firm that was renamed Clark and Debenham.

In 1851 Clement Freebody became a partner so the name changed to Debenham and Freebody, it was not until 1905 that the business became a limited company known as Debenhams Limited.

In the 19th and 20th century the company made many acquisitions including the Knightsbridge retailer Harvey Nichols in 1920.

By 1950,Debenhams was the largest department store group in the UK, owning 84 companies and 110 stores. In 2014 it trades out of 240 stores in 28 countries.

In 2013 Debenhams undertook a £40 million refurbishment of the flagship store in Oxford Street, which included the installation of 180,000 aluminium tiles on the exterior of the building.

Best known for its fashionwear, accessories and homeware. The Oxford Street store has a large cosmetic products floor and three restaurants/cafes.

General Opening Hours

Monday     09:30 to 20:00

Tuesday    09:30 to 20:00

Wednesday  09:30 to 21:00

Thursday   09:30 to 21:00

Friday     09:30 to 21:00

Saturday   09:30 to 21:00

Sunday     12:00 to 18:00