London - Hatchards - Piccadilly, London

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Get lost in the United Kingdom's oldest bookstore, London - Hatchards - Piccadilly, 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. Add London - Hatchards - Piccadilly and other attractions to your London trip itinerary using our London road trip planning website .
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  • An excellent selection of classics are always on display on the ground floor together with a selection of recent publications. It is easy to spend hours browsing. Very good on Churchill, Wodehouse and...  more »
  • This bookstore is legendary!! We loved the atmosphere!! There's books for all ages!! Wrapping is even available!!  more »
  • Notice to lovers of pretty books, that large bookshop offers on several floors of the colorful editions and literary choice (beautiful books, children's books, novels...) A lovely library, where it is good to hang out. The little extra? For the same price, you can walk away with an edition signed by your favorite author! A must for lovers of books.
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  • Imagine an old library, with all those shelves inviting you to explore them. That's how I felt when I entered Hatchards for the first time. A beautiful place. With Waterstones just a few meters away, you have a unique opportunity to see two different styles of book stores, both with thousands of books that you want to read
  • Brilliant book shop. Excellent wide selection of books I've not seen in other bookshops.
  • If you love books, you will love this place. I can spend hours here exploring from the new to very old limited editions books. This bookshop has something for everyone.
  • Lovely book store. Really hood displays and has a traditional feel. You could lose yourself in here for houts
  • Nice modern new books with near new used.

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