Harrods annual Christmas bear has arrived – welcome to Louie, the luxury store’s 2022 yuletide teddy. Harrods began selling teddy bears in 1906 and Louie’s green knitted jacket is not only a nod to the brand’s signature colour but to its first Christmas bear, launched in 1986. And Louie has more green credentials – he is Harrods’ first teddy to be made from recyclable plush. Meet Louie in store or online at
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[UPDATE: The Spa, Rosebery Room, Bar Boulud, Dinner by Heston Blumenthal and the Mandarin Bar re opened on December 4th 2018. There guest rooms are expected to reopen in spring 2019.]
Opposite Harvey Nichols, around the corner from Sloane Street and down the road from Harrods, the Mandarin is a shopaholics’ dream. Check in to one of the newly refurbished Knightsbridge rooms and you’ll have a view of the designer mothership, Harvey Nicks, at all times.
The guest rooms and public spaces have been revamped by Joyce Wang, the designer responsible for The Landmark M.O. Hong Kong rooms and suites. Wang’s signature style of a light and contemporary take on 1930s glamour is much in evidence here. The designer has also taken inspiration from nearby Hyde Park with witty touches such as using horse hair as a feature in the hallway light fittings.
Fans of chef Daniel Boulud will be pleased to know Bar Boulud is still in residence at the hotel, a favourite with the well heeled Knightsbridge crowd mid or post shopping. As well as signature charcuterie and burgers, the restaurant has introduced French regional specialities which will change seasonally. For Spring it’s the Basque Country with dishes such as traditional tapas and monkfish tail wrapped in Bayonne ham with crush potatoes.
The spa is due to reopen next month, redesigned by Adam H Tihany who is also responsible for the moody ground floor bar while two new penthouse suites will be revealed this July.
66 Knightsbridge, London SW1X 7LA
Tel +44 20 7235 2000
Yep, you read that correctly. To celebrate the launch of the BFG film, Harrods has launched a competition to win an exclusive gold bar from its own bank. Now that’s what we call a competition. Here are the details: https://www.harrodsbank.co.uk/bfg?cid=email_crm_emagJUNE16_pub_emag_05_2016_nonrewardsMALE_all_030616