The Times, “Anarchist theme backfires for Hilton hotel café”

By Mario Ledwith, April 15, 2022

The Freedom Press has served as the voice of Britain’s anarchist movement for more than 130 years, serving up its readers a steady stream of radical literature and urging them to “fight the rich”.

So the self-avowed “disbelievers in property” behind the publishing house were left somewhat puzzled to discover that it had been “ripped off” to promote a new £65 million Hilton hotel.

The co-operative’s name and history inspired the Freedom Café, a swanky cocktail bar featuring velvet sofas and gold detailing where guests were offered anarchist-themed cocktails for £14 and bottles of champagne costing £165.

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