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Hatchards Review

This is London's oldest bookshop, open since 1797 and beloved by writers themselves (customers have included Oscar Wilde, Rudyard Kipling, and Lord Byron). Despite its wood-panelled, "gentleman's library" atmosphere, and eclectic selection of books, Hatchards is owned by the large Waterstone's chain. Nevertheless, the shop still retains its period charm, aided by the staff's old-fashioned helpfulness and expertise. Look for the substantial number of books signed by notable contemporary authors on the well-stocked shelves.

    Contact Information

  • Address: 187 Piccadilly, St. James's, London, W1J 9LE | Map It
  • Phone: 020/7439–9921
  • Website:
  • Tube: Piccadilly Circus.
  • Location: St. James's
Updated: 02-28-2014

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