Hatchards is the oldest bookshop in London. Hatchards stock fiction and non-fiction and also specialise in books about Winston Churchill, royalty, art, biography and gardening.
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Venue Details & Map
St James'sLondonW1J 9LE
- +44 (0)20 7439 9921
- Public transport:
- Piccadilly Circus, Underground
This is the quintessential British bookstore with very nice classic interiors and selection of books (many are British focused). The fact that this establishment has been in business since 1797 adds to the charm. Going up the stairs, I lost track how many floors this has but there are a lot so you can definitely spend a few hours here if you wanted to.more
My favourite bookshop. The atmosphere here is without a doubt something special with all those 19 century style couches and the wood panelling, it's really lovely.
But what I like here is not only the atmosphere but also the friendly staff. The will never bother you if you want to sit down and start reading a book and are always very helpful and ready to find even the rarest or newest book....more
Spent the afternoon here with a fellow book loving friend. It's fun to just browse or check out the rare books they have! Spend at least an hour here to get the full experience!more
A bookworm's paradise! I could spend hours and hours here on all the different floors in this store and spend all the money I don't have. A great selection of books and a lot of signed copies of more recent publications if you're interested in that sort of thing.more
I'm a massive bookworm, so this place is pure heaven for me. If I'm on Piccadilly, Hatchards/Fortnum and Laduree are must-go's.
I love how books are literally packed on every corner of the store - they've even had to put board games and trinkets on the staircase due to lack of space. They've also got a great selection of autographed books, and I always get emails about book signings which is...more