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187 Piccadilly, London W1J 9LE, England
+44 20 7439 9921
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Love that Bookshop !!!!!

I visited the shop twice and afterwards i was said to leave it..... I could hang up there the hole... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Bene P
via mobile
Ancient but wonderful book store

This bookstore is really famous and my wife in particular had a great time. We visited from the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Matthew S
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187 Piccadilly, London W1J 9LE, England
St. James's
+44 20 7439 9921
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I visited the shop twice and afterwards i was said to leave it..... I could hang up there the hole day, just looking for books. The atmosphere was just great, will miss it.

Thank Bene P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This bookstore is really famous and my wife in particular had a great time. We visited from the US and purposely left our suitcases half-empty in case we found a lot of books that we liked. We ended up buying 10 books from this store...More

Thank Matthew S
Reviewed 30 August 2017 via mobile

Went to buy some books and had a very large range. The staff were really helpful. Not very well equipped with science books but really well stocked with everything else.

Thank joseph522017
Reviewed 18 August 2017

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 the Loeb Classical Library. And there is always a sprinkling of books...More

Thank Colin E
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

This bookstore is legendary!! We loved the atmosphere!! There's books for all ages!! Wrapping is even available!!

Thank FlorLozano83
Reviewed 31 July 2017

Whilst a beautiful shop with a great selection of books the customer service is seriously lacking. I had an extremely rude lady who looked me up and down as if my service was inconveniencing her - this continued with her adding once my payment went...More

Thank berniemacc2017
Reviewed 30 July 2017

Founded in 1797 by a young bookseller John Hatchard his shop has been on this site since 1805 although its number may have changed a few times. It's a compact atmospheric place spread over four floors including a basement. By the ground floor entrance is...More

Thank futtock21
Reviewed 18 June 2017

No book lover's trip to London is complete without a visit to Hatchards. A large and thoughtful selection managed by a knowledgeable staff. Strong history and literature sections.

Thank V V
Reviewed 5 May 2017 via mobile

Simply extraordinary. Wonderful selection . Truly an old world bookseller ambience. An absolute must !

Thank highlandbeachflorida
Reviewed 4 May 2017

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.

Thank sheepygold
St. James's
Perennially fashionable since the days of Henry VIII,
the aristocratic “Clubland” of St James's is a premier
destination for high end craft and bespoke design.
Here you’ll lose count of the Royal Warrants (which
indicate that the Royal Family patronizes the
establishment) seen in shop front windows, even during
a short stroll to bordering Green Park or St James’s
Park. With the brightly lit and constantly buzzing
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Victor C
30 October 2016|
Response from Heli P | Reviewed this property |
Hi No it doesn't but the location at Piccadilly offers you many cafes to choose from.