Marble Fireplace and Gilded Ceiling Variety Store: Adventure-a-Day #31

I went in to buy some SD cards for my camera. Didn’t expect luxury in a W H Smith.

Merchandise in a variety store beside a marble fireplace, large mirror, luxurious look

Liverpool Street Station in London: Luxury in W H Smith’s store (Photo credit Jill Browne)

This is a variety store at Liverpool Street Station, one of London’s big mainline rail stations. I was just waiting to pay when out the corner of my eye I saw this marble fireplace. I’d already noticed the gold trim and fancy curls on the ceiling and walls. Gorgeous remnants of the days when this was perhaps the first class lounge or the office of a railroad big wig. Do you know?


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    November 8, 2012 at 9:12 pm

    Well I’m mystified…but the fact that the fireplace was saved from the wrecking ball tells me that someone with heart holds the head lease for this store.

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