I want to buy the standalone LR5 download but cannot find it anywhere on the site. Is it deliberately hidden?
Please can someone supply me with a link. I do not want a subscription to CC.
Is it deliberately hidden?
Not hidden as such but very difficult to find unless you're familiar with the website. Most all links point to the Cloud.
Click Menu > All Products (or the Products link in the footer) and you'll find Products
There you can still buy perpetually licensed products.
That's to download the installer, not to buy the software.
Google "Lightroom 5" and follow the Buy Now links and you'll get the Cloud every time.