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Liberty of London

Liberty of London

For those of us who suffer from a fabric fascination, Liberty of London is probably a very bad place to visit when in the UK!

It’s an amazing store to walk around as it is a mock Tudor-style building constructed in 1924 from the timbers of two ships. Inside there are what seem to be hundreds of little rooms around 3 wells. It’s difficult not to get completely lost in wonder at each area. I nearly always have to buy something when I visit. Usually a small collection of their beautiful Tana Lawn cotton which is very fine. Of course, I still have each piece, in its bag, never opened. This is a problem quilters have……

The original Liberty was founded in 1875 in Regent Street. The iconic property on Great Marlborough Street was built to enable trading to continue while renovations were in progress at the Regent Street store.

When you go, make sure you use their loos. Quite an experience!