Diversity in Shop Design

Liberty's, Great Marlborough Street, London


Liberty’s, Great Marlborough Street, London
Edwin Hall (1851–1923) and Edwin Hall (1881–1940)
Perspective by Hanslip M. Fletcher from the booklet Liberty’s New Shops Argyll Place, Regent Street, London, about 1924
Print of pen and ink drawing
City of Westminster Archive Centre. With kind permission from Liberty plc.

In 1922–4 the Crown Estates rebuilt Regent Street in the prevailing classical style. All shop fronts had to adhere to a strict design format. To define the unique character of his own shop, Arthur Liberty commissioned a building in the style of the 16th century on his adjoining freehold land in Argyll Place. Known as the Tudor Shop, it used timber taken from two of Britain's last wooden warships.



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