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Waterstone's Booksellers Ltd

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Europe's Largest Bookstore

If you like books, then you can't help but stop here when you're in London. Although we think... read more

Reviewed April 10, 2019
Columbus, Indiana
A cornucopia for book lovers

Went to Waterstones this afternoon to try to find a specific work of fiction. The store is huge... read more

Reviewed March 31, 2019
London, United Kingdom
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203-206 Piccadilly, London W1J 9LE, England
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Reviewed April 10, 2019

If you like books, then you can't help but stop here when you're in London. Although we think Foyles is a better in the history area which is our main interest, there is plenty here to see, and we usually buy more than a few...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed March 31, 2019 via mobile

Went to Waterstones this afternoon to try to find a specific work of fiction. The store is huge and over several floors but finding a specific book takes time and thought. However, the choice is huge and, provided one thinks in terms of genres within...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed March 29, 2019 via mobile

Arrived about mid day. Prompt friendly service. Good broccoli and cheese soup and tasty bruschetta. Reasonably priced . Great views over London. Menu looked okay for evening, but there was a private function. Toilet facilities could be nearer and need more throughout store. Great bookshop...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed March 17, 2019 via mobile

We came here for coffee and decided to have the afternoon tea. The sandwiches were fine, smoked salmon, egg, and cucumber. The warm scone with jam and cream was pleasant but the cakes and macaroons were dry and unpleasant. Don’t come if you want a...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed March 4, 2019

My very first visit to Waterstone. I was a bit blown away by this magical place. The music & film section was just wonderful. And the staff was fantastic. I shall return.

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed January 27, 2019 via mobile

We love reading it is a thing me and my son do where we just explore any water stone bookseller. We have been to several - Staines/ Covent Garden/ Tottenham Court rd , Oxford- to name a few. This one stands out as it has...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed January 15, 2019

As a bookshop Waterstones cannot be faulted. However, there is a cafe / restaurant on the 5th Floor in which the seating on the right by the windows is so poor it is no better than a down at heel transport cafe. Spoke to the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed December 26, 2018 via mobile

As a book lover i found this multiple floor bookstore to be heavenly. No matter what genra of books your looking for youll find. The prices of the books are very much acceptable and the cafe on site is a beautiful addition. Great experience and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 11, 2018 via mobile

This store has everything and they give excellent service! This is a most visit for book lovers like myself :)

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed November 25, 2018 via mobile

An absolute incredible shop - the sheer size is just amazing. A must visit for anyone who simply adores books; it is so easy to spend a whole day there browsing (something of which I am guilty of on many accounts). The staff are always...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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St. James's
Perennially fashionable since the days of Henry VIII,
the aristocratic “Clubland” of St James's is a premier
destination for high end craft and bespoke design.
Here you’ll lose count of the Royal Warrants (which
indicate that the Royal Family patronizes the
establishment) seen in shop front windows, even during
a short stroll to bordering Green Park or St James’s
Park. With the brightly lit and constantly buzzing
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Response from Marta M | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for answering so late! Yes, it was! They have a floor on which you can find only books in foreign languages, and there the Russian section is one of the widest! (I bought a play written by Gogol’ there, but there are a... More
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