Lewis’s 5th Floor

Lewis’s Department store was the creme de la creme of Liverpool retail, during it’s heyday and it still is a place that retains the affections of the city. Recently saved from closure the store has undergone a revamp to compete with the newly opened John Lewis in the sparkling new L1 centre. Yet for over 20 years the fifth floor of this landmark building has been abandoned. In his book ‘Lewis’s Fifth Floor A Department Story’ photographer Stephen King documents this lost world of glamour.