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Hatchards, London

(4.6/5 based on 90+ 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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  • Is so steeped in history the old bookstore and heard, I was surprised and tastefully decorated bookstore that also have it. Stock so, go if you like this just make me happy.
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  • So many nice bookstore to go abroad and stop by often. Leading the Waterstones Bookstore. Now this Waterstones it owned. Atmosphere is good so sweet. For me also this bookstore in Japan. I bought a UK recipe book here. Earlier in the book page cutting mistakes in a little funny been turned. Nice's new shop? Effective and "discount if you but unfortunately I do not stock and that is you? "Say, I bought was a little problem about scratches. This experience was for the first time at a bookstore.
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  • Convenient location in Picadilly. An extensive collection, interestingly arranged. Extremely helpful, pleasant, and knowledgeable staff. I asked about a hard-to-find book I'd looked for in three count...  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...