What a great lesson! I had mistakingly thought that the Food Halls at Harrod's were a much more recent introduction.
I think Harrod's is the neatest place I've been. I heard it has a new owner.
Actually, Harrods began in 1834 as a wholesale grocer.
Great photos, it's lovely to see the majestic building in the olden days. Here's a photoshoped version I did, trying to recreate the old effect http://www.photoblog.ie/2010/11/10/the-good-old-days-harrods/