Hatchards Bookshop


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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Hatchards Bookshop

187 Piccadilly
St James's
+44 (0)20 7439 9921
Public transport:
Piccadilly Circus, Underground
Book a taxi on +44 (0)844 556 0706 or with London's biggest car service app
Yelp Reviews

5 out of 5 based on 21 reviews

Top 5 reviews of Hatchards Bookshop

5.0 out of 5 15 November 2014
by Sheng H.

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

5.0 out of 5 2 July 2013
by KayleighBailey

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

4.0 out of 5 21 March 2013
by Kathleen W.

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

5.0 out of 5 23 September 2012
by Hana V.

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

5.0 out of 5 22 May 2012
by Vivien L.

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

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