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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)
122 Tips and reviews
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  • comfortable seats
  • coffee
  • scenic views
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  • Cecilia R.
    Cecilia RydbergNovember 29, 2016
    This is book heaven! But the bathrooms are always viiiiiile!
  • A.
    A.November 23, 2011
    one of the best bookstore I've ever been to :)
  • Yana M.
    Yana M.February 7
    Anything you want. Literally- they've got everything
  • Emma B.
    Emma BanfieldFebruary 19, 2015
    Great for cards
  • Stefania M.
    Stefania ManiDecember 1, 2015
    One of my favorite places
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Nick F.
    Nick FrancisDecember 9, 2015
    One of the countries best book selections
  • Christelle K.
    Christelle KediOctober 29, 2015
    Attending the talk featuring #Nawal El Sadaawi
  • Alex D.
    Alex DrozdovskyFebruary 2, 2015
    Wired magazine available here
  • 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
  • Mareks M.
    Waterstone's has banned staff from speaking their native languageAvoid this place! Read more
  • Mariann H.
    Mariann HardeyMay 11, 2010
    Lemon ice tea. Quite splendid
  • 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.
  • J Y.
    J YJune 11
    i usually do shopping online and i am struggling which one is better recently. waterstones or smmb (
  • 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
  • Tony G.
    Tony GirlingJanuary 15, 2014
    As with most Waterstones the computing section has out of date material.
  • Panos A.
    Panos AnagnostopoulosDecember 9, 2016
    Great place, good service
  • John L.
    John LyonsJune 20, 2011
    Best bookshop in town, and some cracking nosh on the fifth floor. Read more
  • Omer T.
    Omer TekeliDecember 29, 2016
    love this bookstore , i think it is one of the biggest book shops around central London.
  • Voda C.
    Voda CJuly 9
    HUGE. Yes, size matters
  • Nitzan L.
    Nitzan LindenbergJuly 25, 2015
    Great selection, one of the best book shops in London
  • 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.
  • Amber Books Ltd
    Amber Books LtdAugust 10, 2011
    Find some Amber titles on the 1st Floor...
  • Vimut
    VimutSeptember 16, 2015
    Wish I could spend more time here. One of the best places for book worms.
  • Mnar AlAli
    Mnar AlAliJanuary 2, 2015
    Relax your mind
  • 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!
  • Basma A.
    Basma AAugust 7, 2014
    This bookstore is my heaven! Truly spectacular, and they have everything. And the staff are super friendly, just ask them anything!
  • Sang-hee S.
    Sang-hee SungJuly 26, 2013
    Best bookstore ever!
  • 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
  • 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
  • Anna C.
    Anna ChuchmekJanuary 26, 2016
    Russian floor on the too, wow
  • Dorothy M.
    Dorothy MaMarch 12, 2012
    Grab a coffee at Costa , located on lower ground floor.
  • Ben D.
    Ben DealApril 10, 2013
    top floor bar with a view
  • Enzo M.
    Enzo MartinelliMarch 7, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    My favourite bookshop ever
  • Dan C.
    Dan CalladineOctober 4, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Really helpful staff, particularly in the Children's books section.
  • Bijan Y.
    Bijan YoungApril 17, 2016
    Books. Cafe. Attitudes. Expertise.
  • Işıl T.
    Işıl TopFebruary 21, 2015
    The notebooks are so cute! 😍
  • 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
  • Vera K.
    Vera KrumovaMarch 12, 2016
    Great choice of categories
  • 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!
  • Levent A.
    Levent AlatliJuly 18, 2016
    Very nice and big bookstore in London.
  • Nora K.
    Nora KasarJanuary 14
    Feels like heaven...
  • Danis
    DanisNovember 8, 2014
    London's biggest book store. If you are here and like the place, also check out Hatchards next door.
  • 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.
  • carolinec
    carolinecDecember 6, 2014
    Great bookshop but toilets are dirty :'(
  • Heather R.
    Heather RodriguezSeptember 23, 2016
    My favorite bookstore in the world!
  • Wise M.
    Wise MarketingMay 18, 2010
    Ace restaurant on the 5th floor Read more
  • Douglas S.
    Douglas ShobackNovember 3, 2013
    Best Waterstones in London. Multi-level and full of obscure books.
  • Shuvani B.
    Shuvani BurtFebruary 16, 2016
    Large selection, good for finding presents for friends/family
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