Harrod's Stores1879 in 101 - 103 Brompton Road. Charles Digby Harrod acquires two adjoining buildings at 101 and 103 Brompton Road. He introduces a van delivery service and new products, such as medicines, perfumes, stationery and China. He renames his shop Harrod’s Stores.
In 1961, number 23 Cecil Court, Covent Garden, was the scene of a murder when the body of part time shop assistant Mrs. Elsie May Batten was found in the rear of Louis Meier's antique shop. An eighteen-inch antique dagger was protruding from her chest.