18 Oct 2008
This store in London is one of favourites. The Liberty store stands out in London's west end mainly because it is the only Tudor building for miles! It has a fabric, haberdashery and yarn section which I aways go straight to. It also has a great collection of fashion accessories by both established and upcoming designers which are always fresh and interesting. Of course there are many many other departments but these are my favourite.
The history of the store and the building are quite interesting. One of the things I found most fascinating was that the timbers used in the building where salvaged from two ships HMS Impregnable and HMS Hindustan. Imagine that! Talk about recycling.
The store was the creation of Arthur Liberty started in 1875 and stands where it has always stood. Definately worth a visit if you are in London.