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Hatchards, London
(4.6/5 based on 85 reviews on the web)
Get lost in the United Kingdom's oldest bookstore, Hatchards, established in 1797 by John Hatchard. Browse the shelves for subjects including fiction, nonfiction, gardening, royalty, art, biography, and much more. The shop has hosted signings by such notables as J.K. Rowling, Margaret Thatcher, and Stephen Fry. Look for the portrait of the founder at the top of the staircase. Make Hatchards part of your personalized London itinerary using our London travel itinerary maker.
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Reviews
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  • A bookstore in the old, the oldest of London. 5 floors of books, novelties to rarities, at any price. Sellers are in tails. smells like wax... and what kind of atmosphere with the Christmas decorations.
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  • In London there are several very large bookstores. This store is not only a variety of books and friendly staff, but also special comfort: a beautiful staircase, pleasant interiors. Here you want to return.
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  • In London you are bound to encounter establishments that have been around awhile, like Hatchards Booksellers on Piccadilly from 1797. They keep well up with the times and I found the latest works from...  more »
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  • One of my favorite book shops to visit as they have a wide selection of books and some great gifts for all occasions. Such a nice place to visit and explore.
  • A delightful little bookstore. Originally founded in 1797, this was one of London's first bookshops. The staff are wonderfully polite, and there's real a sense of the old world charm about this store. If you're looking for a new book, do check out Hatchard's in Piccadilly.
  • Quaint bookstore with great selection. Not many seats but nice atmosphere overall.
  • This is the oldest and the best bookstore in Britain. The staff here are so friendly especially the American fella and the blonde girl. I thoroughly enjoy walking up and down the stairs in this shop. I find it impossible to walk by and not say hello to the amazing staff in this store.
  • A pleasure again and again to go to see all the books one can dream of offering also worldwide fast deliveries...