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187 Piccadilly, London W1J 9LE, England
+44 20 7439 9921
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Wonderful Bookstore - don't miss it if you're a bibliophile

Oh, to live around the corner from Hatchards! Even a few minutes before closing on a Sunday, staff... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
The best bookshop

This is a large old bookshop (5 floors and a lift hiding at the back of the store), well ordered... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Greater London, United Kingdom
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187 Piccadilly, London W1J 9LE, England
St. James's
+44 20 7439 9921
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Reviewed 6 days ago

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

Thank 56-Been_Around
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

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

Thank kerouac89
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
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

Thank Matthew S
Reviewed 30 August 2017 via mobile

Went to buy some books and had a very large range. The staff were really helpful. Not very well equipped with science books but really well stocked with everything else.

Thank joseph522017
Reviewed 18 August 2017

An excellent selection of classics are always on display on the ground floor together with a selection of recent publications. It is easy to spend hours browsing. Very good on Churchill, Wodehouse and the Loeb Classical Library. And there is always a sprinkling of books...More

Thank Colin E
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

This bookstore is legendary!! We loved the atmosphere!! There's books for all ages!! Wrapping is even available!!

Thank FlorLozano83
Reviewed 31 July 2017

Whilst a beautiful shop with a great selection of books the customer service is seriously lacking. I had an extremely rude lady who looked me up and down as if my service was inconveniencing her - this continued with her adding once my payment went...More

Thank berniemacc2017
St. James's
Perennially fashionable since the days of Henry VIII,
the aristocratic “Clubland” of St James's is a premier
destination for high end craft and bespoke design.
Here you’ll lose count of the Royal Warrants (which
indicate that the Royal Family patronizes the
establishment) seen in shop front windows, even during
a short stroll to bordering Green Park or St James’s
Park. With the brightly lit and constantly buzzing
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Victor C
30 October 2016|
Response from Heli P | Reviewed this property |
Hi No it doesn't but the location at Piccadilly offers you many cafes to choose from.