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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

7th December 1988 Peter Langan, Irish restaurateur (Langans London), dies in fire

7th December 1980 Chelsea footballer John Terry was born in Barking.

7th December 1889 Gilbert and Sullivans Gondoliers, premieres in London

7th December 1811 The first Ratcliff Murders occur; of Tim & Celia & Tim Jr Marr at 29 Ratcliff Highway.go to related location

7th December 1783 The Theatre Royal first opened in Covent Garden.go to related location

The Original Hatchard's



The Original Hatchard's

Hatchards is the oldest surviving bookshop in Britain.

Location: 173 Piccadilly, London, W1J 9EJ

Description: This is the location of the original Hatchard's bookshop - one of the oldest (founded in 1797) and most famous bookshops in Europe - and booksellers to the Royal Household.

Literary figures have always frequented Hatchards - Queen Charlotte, Disraeli, Lord Byron, Wellington, Macaulay, Kipling, Chesteron, Oscar Wilde - and many more.

Aided perhaps by the shortness of his name, Sir Alec Rose, the yachtsman, signed 1250 copies of his book during just one session, a record still unbroken!


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The Original Hatchard's

Hatchards is the oldest surviving bookshop in Britain.


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Hello. Im a relation to the founder of this bookshop and have an oil painted portait of James Vickers an employee of the shop. He was born 2nd January 1761. A note on the reverse of the painting says he was unmarried and was a good man. Hope this is of some interest to you. (Lorna Hatchard)
Posted by Lorna Hatchard on 2009-04-15
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