Hatchards

187 Piccadilly
London, W1J 9LE

United Kingdom

bookshatchards.co.uk

Details

Type
Bookstorenew books
Web site
http://www.hatchards.co.uk/
Description:
Founded in 1797, Hatchards is the oldest bookshop in London. It holds three Royal Warrants. Although the bookshop of Cambridge University is technically the oldest bookshop in Britain, Hatchards of Piccadilly, which has been trading since 1797, is definitely the most aristocratic. Not only does it boast three royal warrants, meaning it supplies books to Her Majesty, it has counted Disraeli, Wilde and Byron among its regulars. Today it retains the spirit of days past, with an interior described by one follower as "reminiscent of being inside a rambling old house, with six floors of small rooms all linked together curling around a central staircase."
Added By
RoboSchro
Contacted
Not contacted
Venue ID
6400
Edit Venue

Interactions

Favorited
Visited
williamvaughan, private, private, JacobKirckman, Lugalbanda, private, RoboSchro, ericbell35, jhoddinott, Stuart_A_Williams, wgyn, private, HonorBright, Eowyn1, westendgirl, tderks, private, Rebeki, Hughie2, rdurie, geocroc1 more, staffordcastle
Cataloged

Comments

I had to buy a present in my lunch hour, so I went to Hatchards as the only independent bookshop I could get to... hadn't realised that these days, it's owned by Waterstones...
March 2008 by wandering_star