Selfridges is one of London’s most extraordinary shops. While selling the most in-demand products across fashion, beauty, homeware and food, it is also an innovative social space, revered for its special installations, events and pop-ups.
Founded in 1909 by Harry Gordon Selfridge, the shop changed not only the London shopping scene but the world of retail. Mr Selfridge was an innovator, reinventing consumers’ shopping experiences and championing theatre and spectacle as a way to draw in customers and put the store at the forefront of the retail industry. In this gallery we take a look at some of the most interesting facts about Selfridges. From its beginnings to its exciting initiatives, its restaurants to its in-store services, these are the top 10 facts about London’s Selfridges.