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Hatchards

187 Piccadilly, London W1J 9LE, England
+44 20 7439 9921
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Best bookshop in London

This is one bookstore you can easily spend half a day browsing and reading despite the lack of... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Sydsolo
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Sydney
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Should Be On Every Book Lover's Itinerary

This is an absolute must for book-lovers! There are four floors of books in nearly every subject... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
DanielJSlick
,
Seattle, Washington
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187 Piccadilly, London W1J 9LE, England
Mayfair
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"book lovers"
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"book store"
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"children's section"
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"non fiction"
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"great selection of books"
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"extensive collection"
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"bookstore"
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Reviewed 3 days ago 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
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
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Reviewed 15 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

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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

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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
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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
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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
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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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Reviewed 30 September 2017 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
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Reviewed 20 September 2017

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

1  Thank Matthew S
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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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