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11 July 2009

Celebrate the Tudor revival at Liberty & Co

Most Londoners will know Liberty's, the department store just off Regents Street on Great Marlborough Street, for its Tudor-style façade. For those who don't know, the building is particularly interesting considering it wasn't built by Henry VIII or Elizabeth I, it was constructed in 1924 by architects Edwin T. Hall and Edwin S. Hall.

The result is recognised as one of the finest buildings of the Tudor revival arts and crafts movement, and is Grade II listed. The fabric of the building, however, predates the 20th Century, as the timbers used in construction were taken from British ships the HMS Impregnable and HMS Hindustan. It's not all architecture however, as there is an overpriced shop inside selling a range of clothes, cosmetics, accessories, gifts, homewares and furniture.

For more information, visit http://www.liberty.co.uk/.

Click here to see the location on a map.

^Picture from Flickr courtesy of Steve Parker^

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