Hatchards was opened by John Hatchard in 1797 and is London’s oldest bookshop. It moved to its present position in Piccadilly in 1801.
Famous customers have included William Gladstone, Oscar Wilde and the Duke of Wellington.
There are plenty more literary events in London
If you enjoy this then try: British Library (catch the tube from Piccadilly Circus to Kings Cross St Pancras); Foyles (walk it in 12 mins or catch a train from Piccadilly Circus to Tottenham Court Road) and Waterstone’s (you can walk it in less than 2 mins).