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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Venue Details & Map

Hatchards Bookshop

187 Piccadilly
St James's
+44 (0)20 7439 9921
Public transport:
Piccadilly Circus, Underground
Yelp Reviews

5.0 out of 5 based on 22 reviews

Top 5 reviews of Hatchards Bookshop

5.0 out of 5 26 September 2015
by Sally B.

Pack your toothbrush and forward your mail - any bookworm is immediately going to want to move in here.

I, too, thought the buzz was too good to be true. But even I was blown away. The selection was top-notch. The prices were competitive. And the displays promised to remind you of all the books you ever loved... and introduce you to your new favorite read.

A must-visit for any book lover in...more

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 December 2009
by Yee Gan O.

Hatchards has been selling books since 1797 and its experienced gravitas is reflected in the dark wood panelling and its position on Piccadilly close to Fortnum & Mason and Lladro, 2 other names synonymous with excellence.

They have excellent displays, lots of signed copies as well as signing events - see their website for a list of upcoming events.

There are quite a few floors and you can...more

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