- Type: Shopping
NileGuide Expert Says:
London's most beautiful shop with some of the capital's classiest merchandise
NileGuide Expert tip:
Liberty's opens late so avoid the mid-afternoon crowds and have this Aladdin's Cave to yourself
Liberty is famous for its iconic Paisley teardrop-patterned prints and fabrics. But even if you hate shopping, still come here to enjoy the most beautiful store interior in London. The magnificent black-and-white half-timbered Marlborough Street frontage is convincingly Tudor, though it was actually built in 1924. The interior comprises a series of galleries, four storeys high, grouped around a central well, using timbers from two of the Royal Navy's last wooden sailing ships; the craftsmanship throughout is outstanding. Don't miss the sumptuous Oriental department and its wonderful fabrics and carpets.
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