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!

Themes: LiteraryLiterary Theme  AnimalAnimal Theme
The Original Hatchard's

Hatchards is the oldest surviving bookshop in Britain.

Ranking This Month: 2694/2868

Pages Hit This Month: 27


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

Other places nearby:


HG Wells lived here», 1.6km

Clapham Junction & Oscar Wilde», 3.6km

An Art & Print Treasure», 1.5km

Senate House», 11.km

Orwell's Booklovers Corner», 3.3km

Bram Stoker's first London home», 0.7km

Sir John Betjeman», 3.9km

Agatha Christies Bombed House», 2.4km

Railway Children authors home», 8.4km

George Orwell Lived here», 3.0km

Location Pinpointed: