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Hatchards

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Must visit for book lover

Every time am in London I check out the shelves and buy a couple of books for the flight back... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
TalleyrandNYC
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New York City, New York
Step back in time into a Dickensian Bookshop

Just next to Fortnum and Masons, in Piccadilly, is Hatchards, a branch of Waterstones, and London's... read more

Reviewed 28 July 2018
Ale C
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Singapore, Singapore
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187 Piccadilly, London W1J 9LE, England
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Every time am in London I check out the shelves and buy a couple of books for the flight back. Support this store and other person based book stores. Worth visiting and supporting.

Thank TalleyrandNYC
Reviewed 28 July 2018

Just next to Fortnum and Masons, in Piccadilly, is Hatchards, a branch of Waterstones, and London's oldest bookshop. The shop has five levels, with shelves upon shelves of books, all for the book lover to appreciate and enjoy. There is even a section with rare...More

Thank Ale C
Reviewed 16 June 2018 via mobile

This is one bookstore you can easily spend half a day browsing and reading despite the lack of airconditioning in summer. Excellent selection of titles for every section especially the audio books. Staff are very knowledgeable friendly and helpful. On every visit to London it...More

Thank Sydsolo
Reviewed 20 May 2018

This is an absolute must for book-lovers! There are four floors of books in nearly every subject once could imagine. The staff is very knowledgeable regarding their inventory and there are many places throughout the store where you can plop down with a book and...More

Thank DanielJSlick
Reviewed 14 March 2018

I talked my husband and son into going to Hatchard's with me - my sister had encouraged me (as a fellow book lover and reader) to go, just for its history - we all loved it. My son so enjoyed the layout of the shop,...More

Thank jackmom1112
Reviewed 11 March 2018

London is a book lover's paradise, and Hatchards is headquarters for those for whom reading is as essential as breathing. The space is infused with respect and love for the printed word. It is a pleasure to inhabit a place that takes books and knowledge...More

Thank LouAndreas212
Reviewed 14 January 2018

Oh, to live around the corner from Hatchards! Even a few minutes before closing on a Sunday, staff were very helpful and found what I was looking for. My goal was a UK version of Harry Potter boxed set. I wanted to support a bookstore...More

1  Thank 56-Been_Around
Reviewed 30 December 2017

This is a large old bookshop (5 floors and a lift hiding at the back of the store), well ordered and a good selection of signed copies. There's a huge variety and a clear layout. It may not be as big as the new Foyles...More

1  Thank Martin_Ridgway
Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

It's a huge bookstore. Like 5 stories high. Tons and tons of books. Mostly all current editions. There are a few first editions up by the register. It's nice but I like used bookstores much better.

Thank LostALot22
Reviewed 23 October 2017

A true institution for book lovers all over the world, it remains a treat to visit, browse and find all kinds of books one would not necessarily be looking for! Becoming part of a chain does grate, but it does not seem to have had...More

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Hi No it doesn't but the location at Piccadilly offers you many cafes to choose from.
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