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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. Make London - Hatchards - Piccadilly part of your personalized London itinerary using our London travel itinerary maker.
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TripAdvisor
  • Simply extraordinary. Wonderful selection . Truly an old world bookseller ambience. An absolute must !  more »
  • This is not a book superstore like nearby Waterstones but is a lovely intimate place with very knowledgeable staff. It never gets too busy and you can spend as long as you like looking and reading.  more »
  • I love book stores and enjoy visiting new ones during my travels. Hatchards is one of the best I've ever visited. It's on Piccadilly in central London and has multiple floors of books of all types. It...  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...