by Gill Chris
Visitors to London could be forgiven for overlooking the Liberty department store in favour of the more renowned Harrods or Selfridges but it is definitely worth adding a visit to this remarkable retailer to your ‘to-do’ list. Situated in the heart of London since 1875, it is the destination of choice for the savvy and sophisticated shopper.
The tudor facade was made from the timbers of two ships: HMS Impregnable and HMS Hindustan. The frontage at Great Marlborough Street is the same length as the Hindustan. Arthur Liberty, the founder, wanted to create the feeling of walking around your own home, so the interior comprises lots of smaller rooms around 3 light wells which are the main focus to the building.
This is a unique shopping experience and it is well worth spending an hour or two getting lost in its labyrinthine rooms.
Finish off your visit with a visit to the Cafe Liberty on the 2nd floor where you can enjoy breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea or dinner.
A few minutes walk from the nearest tube station, Liberty’s can be reached very easily from any of our London vacation rentals.
You can find more information about Liberty’s here.