Every Englishman knows that if you want a sound deal, you go here, where there’s a price guarantee; it employs an army of people to scout for the lowest prices in the area, which it matches. That may sound like the gimmick of a low-rent wannabe, but John Lewis, established in 1864, is in fact a respected cooperative owned by its employees, and their interest in its success shows in their attentive service and seemingly limitless product line. It also has some exceptional buyers; you’ll find things here no other store carries (the bedding department is renowned). Art fans shouldn’t miss the building’s eastern face, upon which is mounted an abstract cast-aluminum sculpture, The Winged Figure (1960), by one of the most important artists of the twentieth century, Dame Barbara Hepworth. She’s also in the Tate Britain.