You should visit this store, one of the most famous in London, more like you go to a museum than just for shopping. Walk around this building, constructed in the beginning of the XX century in neo-Tudor style, and admire its gorgeous flowers, interior design items and household goods, accessories and clothes. It would be hard to actually buy something as prices begin at £100, but most of what you see are real works of art.
Arthur Liberty opened a store selling exotic fabrics from Far and Middle East in 1875, and it took the enterprise merely 3 years to break even, recovering even a loan of £2000, extraordinarily huge for that time. Liberty is still revered for its fabrics and signature prints with flower patterns. Now they sell the best-known brands of clothes made in the UK. Throughout its history Liberty has attracted all sorts of famous designers, such as Manolo Blahnik and Vivienne Westwood, while in the XIX century the store worked and sold apparel to the Pre-Raphaelites. Don't forget to walk through the ground floor to their chocolate section – chocolates with cardamon, cinnamon and chili pepper flavours are absolutely fantastic and quite affordable.
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