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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)
121 Tips and reviews
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  • Mnar AlAli
    Mnar AlAliJanuary 2, 2015
    Relax your mind
  • Linh N.
    Linh NguyenJuly 18, 2016
    amazing basement cafe , quiet space w jazz
  • Amber Books Ltd
    Amber Books LtdAugust 10, 2011
    Find some Amber titles on the 1st Floor...
  • Charlotte L.
    Charlotte LMay 9, 2013
  • 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
  • Lilith B.
    Lilith BFebruary 17, 2016
    I love this bookstore!
  • 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.
  • Nora K.
    Nora KasarJanuary 14
    Feels like heaven...
  • Steven B.
    Steven BeijerOctober 26, 2013
    Enter the stairwell and look up!
  • 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
  • Som P.
    You will definitely find ur right book here!
  • Fabricio T.
    Fabricio TorresOctober 21, 2010
    Slowest lifts in London by far.
  • Paperchase
    PaperchaseAugust 12, 2011
    Use the Jermyn Street entrance to find Paperchase.
  • Paul L.
    Paul LoisonJanuary 25, 2016
    Very complete in the section related to languages. Nice choice of books in russian.
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • Jiri P.
    Jiri PavlikApril 24, 2015
    Awesome bookstore, comfy chairs to flick through the books
  • 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!
  • Lizzy N.
    Lizzy NakielnyOctober 27, 2011
    Fifth floor, handy central location for meetings
  • 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
  • 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!
  • Paulien D.
    Paulien De SmetFebruary 14, 2016
    One of my favorite bookshops in London.
  • Veneta N.
    Veneta NedeltchevaApril 20, 2014
    Great place to chill, read a book or play some board games in cafe on 5th floor.
  • Priya T.
    The bar in the fifth floor has partial views
  • susan p.
    susan pm10March 27, 2016
    5 levels of books 💟
  • Jacques
    JacquesMay 13, 2015
    This store is huge with a massive selection of books. Often hosts book launches.
  • Mareks M.
    Waterstone's has banned staff from speaking their native languageAvoid this place! Read more
  • 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.
  • Vera K.
    Vera KrumovaMarch 12, 2016
    Great choice of categories
  • Vimut
    VimutSeptember 16, 2015
    Wish I could spend more time here. One of the best places for book worms.
  • Ben D.
    Ben DealApril 10, 2013
    top floor bar with a view
  • Stefania M.
    Stefania ManiDecember 1, 2015
    One of my favorite places
    HISTORY UKFebruary 10, 2011
    Jeremy Lloyd , who wrote the hit BBC sitcom, based the series on his experience of working in Simpson’s, a menswear store on the site of the modern Waterstone’s.
  • Website Reviews
    Website ReviewsMarch 31, 2012
    A brilliant place for finding the perfect book. I spent over 3 hours browsing and buying.
  • Christelle K.
    Christelle KediOctober 29, 2015
    Attending the talk featuring #Nawal El Sadaawi
  • 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.
  • Rajesh T.
    Rajesh TaylorSeptember 20, 2014
    Get your book and grab a cocktail on the top floor bar
  • diana
    dianaApril 22, 2013
    one of the best bookstores :) 4 floors full of books and sofas.. a cafe on 5th floor offers amazing view. .
  • Hind R.
    Hind RAugust 11
    Layout, and bookstore gift shop, great selection of postcards.
  • Anna C.
    Anna ChuchmekJanuary 26, 2016
    Russian floor on the too, wow
  • iLaMoO _.
    iLaMoO _March 13, 2015
    My favourite branch ❤️
  • Alice F.
    Alice FungMarch 22, 2011
    5th flr bar has power point at seat at end of bar under the sofa bench plus free wifi. Nicely done.
  • Fahad A.
    Fahad AlkhlaiwiOctober 27, 2016
    It's a place where you can find any book that's you want
  • Cecilia R.
    Cecilia RydbergNovember 29, 2016
    This is book heaven! But the bathrooms are always viiiiiile!
  • fRANCISCO r.
    fRANCISCO rOCHAApril 6, 2011
    One of the poor comunication and advertising book in London. Really weak, looks like they say "The world don't need advertising.
  • Katja
    KatjaJanuary 12, 2012
    Cookery section is huge!
  • Sang-hee S.
    Sang-hee SungJuly 26, 2013
    Best bookstore ever!
  • Wise M.
    Wise MarketingMay 18, 2010
    Ace restaurant on the 5th floor Read more
  • A.
    A.November 23, 2011
    one of the best bookstore I've ever been to :)
  • Marcie G.
    Love this bookstore. Read more
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