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Piccadilly, London
  • Theo Z.
    "Brilliant book shop with a great coffee shop in the basement"(6 Tips)
    Helen Z.
    "One of the best bookstores in London for book discovery"(3 Tips)
    Jiri P.
    "Awesome bookstore, comfy chairs to flick through the books"(5 Tips)
    Aalok S.
    "Awesome selection of books & a fantastic atmospheric cafe"(16 Tips)
131 Tips and reviews
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  • Lucy V. S.
    Lucy V. SalekAugust 17
    Seats for reading
  • Hind R.
    Hind RAugust 11
    Layout, and bookstore gift shop, great selection of postcards.
  • B
    BJuly 19
    Well organised sections for both locals and tourists
  • Voda C.
    Voda CJuly 9
    HUGE. Yes, size matters
  • J Y.
    J YJune 11
    i usually do shopping online and i am struggling which one is better recently. waterstones or smmb (
  • Priya T.
    The bar in the fifth floor has partial views
  • Senite8
    Senite8April 1
    Great bookstore.
  • Yana M.
    Yana M.February 7
    Anything you want. Literally- they've got everything
  • Nora K.
    Nora KasarJanuary 14
    Feels like heaven...
  • Omer T.
    Omer TekeliDecember 29, 2016
    love this bookstore , i think it is one of the biggest book shops around central London.
  • Jasmin Mazarine 🍷 D.
    Jasmin Mazarine 🍷 De WaeleDecember 27, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Definitely go to the 5th floor for a cup and a bite! Every floor has different sections of books, just lovely! Also, watch out for "half price" or "buy one get one half price" promotions, you'll save.
    Upvoted Jul 9
  • Panos A.
    Panos AnagnostopoulosDecember 9, 2016
    Great place, good service
  • Cecilia R.
    Cecilia RydbergNovember 29, 2016
    This is book heaven! But the bathrooms are always viiiiiile!
  • Fahad A.
    Fahad AlkhlaiwiOctober 27, 2016
    It's a place where you can find any book that's you want
  • Worldbiz
    WorldbizOctober 24, 2016
    Huge bookstore with every kind of book imaginable! 3 lovely cafes esp the LG one with many quotes on the walls
  • Theo Z.
    Theo ZhOctober 10, 2016
    Love this place. Brilliant book shop with a great coffee shop in the basement
  • Kostas S.
    Kostas StaverisOctober 2, 2016
    Big variety , nice people ...
  • Shaun W.
    Shaun WestonOctober 1, 2016
    Flippin' love this place. Acres of space, sofas, books, books and books. It's sometimes difficult checking barcodes on Amazon because of poor signal.
  • Heather R.
    Heather RodriguezSeptember 23, 2016
    My favorite bookstore in the world!
  • Helen Z.
    Helen ZhangAugust 18, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    One of the best bookstores in London for book discovery - many tables with all the different themes and content your heart desires
  • Linh N.
    Linh NguyenJuly 18, 2016
    amazing basement cafe , quiet space w jazz
  • Levent A.
    Levent AlatliJuly 18, 2016
    Very nice and big bookstore in London.
  • Trevor C.
    Trevor CrosbyMay 25, 2016
    Amazing store and cafe and atmosphere!!
  • Ieva A.
    Ieva AndrukaitytėMay 25, 2016
    The best bookshop there is. A grand selection of fantasy, sci-fi, crime and many more. Comfy seats to read a book or just relax.
  • Bijan Y.
    Bijan YoungApril 17, 2016
    My favourite book shop in London. Not necessarily for content but style, attitude and relaxed atmosphere. Really good cafe too.
  • Bijan Y.
    Bijan YoungApril 17, 2016
    Books. Cafe. Attitudes. Expertise.
  • May
    MayApril 10, 2016
    Beautiful library, such a nice atmosphere and is extremely organized. I'd be surprised if you don't find what you're looking for!
  • Irina K.
    Irina KaryakinaMarch 28, 2016
    Thousands of books, free wifi and comfy couches. Pretty good souvenirs as well!
  • susan p.
    susan pm10March 27, 2016
    5 levels of books 💟
  • Asraf Hanafi S.
    Asraf Hanafi SpearsMarch 22, 2016
    Wide selection of books. And the staff is very friendly
  • Captain F.
    Captain FaisalMarch 16, 2016
    Peaceful reading place.
  • Captain F.
    Captain FaisalMarch 16, 2016
    Perfect place to improve your knowldge.
  • Vera K.
    Vera KrumovaMarch 12, 2016
    Great choice of categories
  • Lilith B.
    Lilith BFebruary 17, 2016
    I love this bookstore!
  • Shuvani B.
    Shuvani BurtFebruary 16, 2016
    Large selection, good for finding presents for friends/family
  • Paulien D.
    Paulien De SmetFebruary 14, 2016
    One of my favorite bookshops in London.
  • clive k.
    clive kornitzerFebruary 11, 2016
    Best one in London worth a visit for any bookworm
  • Carl G.
    Carl GriffinFebruary 5, 2016
    Incredible selection of books. This is one of the world's largest bookshops.
  • Mark R.
    Mark RickabyJanuary 31, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    The best coffee in London might actually be at the café downstairs in Waterstones Piccadilly. The flat white delivers a walloping punch of flavour.
  • Pavel V.
    Pavel VulkanoffJanuary 30, 2016
    The combination between quality books and a café makes this place nice and relaxing oasis in the middle of busy London.
  • Anna C.
    Anna ChuchmekJanuary 26, 2016
    Russian floor on the too, wow
  • Paul L.
    Paul LoisonJanuary 25, 2016
    Very complete in the section related to languages. Nice choice of books in russian.
  • Nick F.
    Nick FrancisDecember 9, 2015
    One of the countries best book selections
  • Stefania M.
    Stefania ManiDecember 1, 2015
    One of my favorite places
  • Christelle K.
    Christelle KediOctober 29, 2015
    Attending the talk featuring #Nawal El Sadaawi
  • Dave M.
    Dave MarshallOctober 29, 2015
    One of the best bookstores in London - the friendly service with a great coffee shop onsite. Bookclub meets here.
  • Nino M.
    Nino MannOctober 28, 2015
    As well as excellent bookshop recommend rooftop restaurant. Nice food and view!
  • Vimut
    VimutSeptember 16, 2015
    Wish I could spend more time here. One of the best places for book worms.
  • Feras
    FerasSeptember 3, 2015
    One of my favorite bookstores in the uk. A must visit whenever in town.
  • Mark R.
    Mark RickabyAugust 31, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    As far as book shops go, I'm not sure Waterstones Piccadilly can be beaten - floors upon floors of books, plenty of comfy seats and lots of bookish events. Try the restaurant on the top floor!
  • Matt T.
    Matt Ta-MinAugust 24, 2015
    Massive selection of books. Lots of sofas to relax and read your choices. Also good cafe's and a nice bar to meet your friends at.
  • Nitzan L.
    Nitzan LindenbergJuly 25, 2015
    Great selection, one of the best book shops in London
  • Ewa S.
    Ewa SJuly 22, 2015
    Great Selection on history
  • Fatih K.
    Fatih KuranMay 18, 2015
    The best and biggest bookstore in central london. You can find almost any book of your interest
  • Jacques
    JacquesMay 13, 2015
    This store is huge with a massive selection of books. Often hosts book launches.
  • Jiri P.
    Jiri PavlikApril 24, 2015
    Awesome bookstore, comfy chairs to flick through the books
  • Iunius M.
    Iunius MardoniusApril 21, 2015
    Careful Happy Hour is Weds-Fri 5:30-9:30 ONLY!!! Great view, good finger food, busy 7/10
  • iLaMoO _.
    iLaMoO _March 13, 2015
    My favourite branch ❤️
  • Enzo M.
    Enzo MartinelliMarch 7, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    My favourite bookshop ever
  • Işıl T.
    Işıl TopFebruary 21, 2015
    The notebooks are so cute! 😍
  • Emma B.
    Emma BanfieldFebruary 19, 2015
    Great for cards
  • Sweet N.
    Sweet NicouzeFebruary 11, 2015
    This bookseller is a landmark in Piccadilly. Great selection and expert advice. Make sure to check the view of London at the top-floor café
  • Alex D.
    Alex DrozdovskyFebruary 2, 2015
    Wired magazine available here
  • Lydia B.
    Lydia BerkennouJanuary 27, 2015
    One of the best bookshop in London.
  • Cathrine M.
    Cathrine MyhreJanuary 21, 2015
    If you love books you will love this x
  • Mnar AlAli
    Mnar AlAliJanuary 2, 2015
    Relax your mind
  • carolinec
    carolinecDecember 6, 2014
    Great bookshop but toilets are dirty :'(
  • Danis
    DanisNovember 8, 2014
    London's biggest book store. If you are here and like the place, also check out Hatchards next door.
  • Muzna A.
    Muzna AlOctober 26, 2014
    Largest bookshop in Europe and without doubt the best in London. The cafe downstairs is a perfect spot for reading.
  • Gustavo D.
    Gustavo Del Villar SanzOctober 14, 2014
  • Rajesh T.
    Rajesh TaylorSeptember 20, 2014
    Get your book and grab a cocktail on the top floor bar
  • Holly B.
    Holly BassettAugust 14, 2014
    With it being one of Europe's largest bookstores I'm certain you'll find that book you've been searching for!
  • Basma A.
    Basma AAugust 7, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    This bookstore is my heaven! Truly spectacular, and they have everything. And the staff are super friendly, just ask them anything!
  • Anna P.
    Anna PanteliaJune 22, 2014
    The terrace is not open but still feels nice. The hot drinks are a bit dear but mini cream tea (scones, clotted cream and jam plus tea or coffee) for £5 is a good bargain.
    Upvoted 3 weeks ago
  • Veneta N.
    Veneta NedeltchevaApril 20, 2014
    Great place to chill, read a book or play some board games in cafe on 5th floor.
  • Veneta N.
    Veneta NedeltchevaApril 20, 2014
    Great for gifts and London souvenirs too
  • windmilla
    windmillaJanuary 18, 2014
    I am happily lost among all books! Somebody please stop me before I buy everything!:)
  • Tony G.
    Tony GirlingJanuary 15, 2014
    As with most Waterstones the computing section has out of date material.
  • Douglas S.
    Douglas ShobackNovember 3, 2013
    Best Waterstones in London. Multi-level and full of obscure books.
  • Steven B.
    Steven BeijerOctober 26, 2013
    Enter the stairwell and look up!
  • Aidan M.
    Aidan McQuadeAugust 24, 2013
    Lovely bookshop with nice coffee shops- recommend the mini cream tea on 5th floor- but toilet facilities need a great deal of improvement
  • Chris D.
    Chris DowersAugust 14, 2013
    wi-fi password: free wifi! - via
  • Sang-hee S.
    Sang-hee SungJuly 26, 2013
    Best bookstore ever!
  • Clemens W.
    Clemens W.June 17, 2013
    A must when in London...
  • Linnea P.
    Linnea PeitersenJune 14, 2013
    The cafe at the 5th floor has a nice view of the rooftops and serves very good snacks and coffee
  • Charlotte L.
    Charlotte LMay 9, 2013
  • Chiara F.
    Chiara F.May 3, 2013
    When in London I always stop at Waterstones for my book shopping. Refreshments on top floor with stunning view over London. Love it!
  • Waterstones
    WaterstonesMay 2, 2013
    Now Europe's largest bookshop with 150,000 titles in stock and over eight and a half miles of shelving, you should be able to locate just what you are looking for - if not, ask a bookseller! Read more
  • diana
    dianaApril 22, 2013
    one of the best bookstores :) 4 floors full of books and sofas.. a cafe on 5th floor offers amazing view. .
  • Ben D.
    Ben DealApril 10, 2013
    top floor bar with a view
  • Tim T.
    Tim TaylorApril 8, 2013
    Café on 5th floor
  • Emit R.
    Emit RemmusFebruary 7, 2013
    The best book store in England. Five floors entirely of books, you definitely gonna find whatever you want in here. Nice cafeteria.
  • veronica s.
    veronica shleinaOctober 31, 2012
    This store is a wonderland for any book-lover:) huge enough to get lost in it. Moreover, there are some armchairs to sit comfy and deepen in reading.
  • Sasha L.
    Sasha LantukhApril 22, 2012
    The biggest book store in Europe with a massive russian section with great stuff you won't find in Russia!
  • Website Reviews
    Website ReviewsMarch 31, 2012
    A brilliant place for finding the perfect book. I spent over 3 hours browsing and buying.
  • Dorothy M.
    Dorothy MaMarch 12, 2012
    Grab a coffee at Costa , located on lower ground floor.
  • Katja
    KatjaJanuary 12, 2012
    Cookery section is huge!
  • Indhja N.
    Indhja NoraDecember 18, 2011
    The largest bookshop of Europe!
  • A.
    A.November 23, 2011
    one of the best bookstore I've ever been to :)
  • AskMen
    AskMenNovember 9, 2011
    The ‘Ritz Old Fashioned' made with Grand Marnier is a favourite, but if you want something more fruity, try one of the refreshing fresh fruit Daiquiris. Read more
  • Jefferson L.
    Jefferson LisboaJune 7, 2016
    O que é essa livraria?? Perfeição apenas, com preços razoáveis..
  • Catherine C.
    Catherine ChadwickMay 13, 2016
    Excelente sección de niños
  • LuisMi D.
    LuisMi DelgadoFebruary 15, 2016
    Una librería muy grande.
  • Mònica
    MònicaOctober 12, 2015
    Mooooolts llibres, seients per llegir-los i cafè. Les hores pasen volant. Atenció a les presentacions de llibres.
  • Daeic C.
    Daeic ChangMarch 27, 2015
    Borders가 사라지고... Bookworm에게 남은 런던의 자존심 Waterstones! 5층에 자리한 멋진카페와 층마다 있는 푹신한 소파!! 무엇보다 훌륭한 서가!! 좋다! 좋아!
  • 7161440
    7161440October 10, 2014
    Большой и не плохой выбор любой литературы. Тихо. Уютно.
  • Francois M.
    Francois MoraudJanuary 4, 2014
    Géant la plus grande librairie d'Europe. De la place du choix du personnel compétent le rêve ! Giant biggest bookshop in Europe. Place, vast offer, competent staff : dream come true ! Enjoy !
  • Olya P.
    Olya PoluninaOctober 10, 2013
    огромный отдел с русской литературой это вин
  • Анастасия К.
    Самый большой книжный магазин в Европе с неплохим выбором книг на русском языке - объясняется это тем, что владелец сети Waterstone - Александр Мамут. Очень крутое место, вносите в список must visit.
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