Founded in 1797 by John Hatchard in Piccadilly, Hatchard’s Booksellers is the oldest surviving bookshop in London, and the shop currently holds three royal warrants for the supply of books to the Royal Household. From Queen Charlotte to Lord Byron and Rudyard Kipling to Oscar Wilde, its customers have included some of Britain’s greatest political, social and literary figures throughout history. Today, customers can attend book signings by prominent authors, and past signings have including the likes of J.K. Rowling, Alexander McCall-Smith, Margaret Thatcher, Lauren Becall, and Alec Guinness.
- Hatchard’s Booksellers
- 187 Piccadilly, London, W1J 9LE
- Underground: Green Park or Piccadilly