Quaritch  

 
 
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5-8 Lower John Street, Soho, London W1F 9AU
 
 
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Quaritch has a long history of buying and selling rare books. German founder Bernard Quaritch established the shop in 1847. He soon made a name for himself amassing the most extensive antiquarian book collection in the world in just fifty years. In 1884, he paid the highest price ever paid for a printed book when he bought a Gutenberg Bible for £3900. He broke his own record in the same sale by paying £4950 for the 1459 Mainz Psalter. Among his esteemed customers were Prince Louis Lucien Bonaparte (Napoleon's brother), Gladstone, Disraeli and Lord Crawford, creator of the Bibliotheca Lindesiana. Passed down through the Quaritch family, his descendants continued to serve on the bookshop's board for some 113 years. The shop moved to its current location in 1970 and today specializes in rare and antiquarian books on art, interior design and architecture with a strong collection of architectural history up to the mid nineteenth century.

 

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Piccadilly Circus Tube Station
 
3 minutes walk
 
Oxford Circus Tube Station
 
7 minutes walk
 
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Charing Cross Railway Station
 
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Victoria Railway Station
 
22 minutes walk
 
 
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Brewer Street NCP
 
3 minutes walk
 
Burlington Car Park
 
3 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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Cafe Royal Hotel
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £300  36% off
68 Regent Street, W1B | 2 minutes from Quaritch
Café Royal is a 160-bedroom 5-star luxury hotel on Regent Street, in London's city centre overlooking Piccadilly Circus. The hotel has conference facilities, a cafe, bar ... More
 
 
 
Le Meridien Piccadilly
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £163  41% off
21 Piccadilly, W1J | 2 minutes from Quaritch
A hotel that is distinctly in the old English style, with magnificent antique décor, staff who are attentive, discreet, and ever so polite and, most importantly, ... More
 
 
 
Cavendish London Hotel
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £113  41% off
81 Jermyn Street, SW1Y | 4 minutes from Quaritch
Situated on prestigious Jermyn Street, in the heart of Piccadilly, the 4 star deluxe Cavendish Hotel is perfectly located for London's theatres, shops and arts. It ... More
 
 
 
 
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Waterstone's - Piccadilly
London > Shopping > Books
203-206 Piccadilly, St James's, London W1J | 3 minutes from Quaritch
The biggest bookshop in Europe, Waterstone's - Piccadilly boasts a huge floorspace formerly occupied by Simpson's - the iconic menswear department store. This five-floor flagship store ... More
 
 
 
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Hatchards
London > Shopping > Books
187 Piccadilly, St James's, London W1J | 3 minutes from Quaritch
The Ritz of bookshops - Hatchards is where the royal biographies feel at home and it's conveniently situated next door to Fortnum and Mason, coincidentally not ... More
 
 
 
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Shapero Rare Books
London > Shopping > Books
32 St George Street, Mayfair, London W1S | 5 minutes from Quaritch
Specialists in travel, natural history and English literature with an extensive range of colour plate books ranging from sport, children's interest, architecture and economics.... More
 
 
 
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Whole Foods Market
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
20 Glasshouse Street, Soho, London W1B | 1 minute from Quaritch
Just off the southern end of Regent Street, the Whole Foods Market store in Piccadilly Circus, opened on 22nd May 2012 as part of the Quadrant ... More
 
 
 
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Lush
London > Shopping > Perfume and Cosmetics
Quadrant Arcade, 80-82 Regent Street, Soho, London W1R | 1 minute from Quaritch
An overpowering mix of perfumes assaults the nose before you even enter these premises, which offer a huge mix of fizzing bath bombs to suit all ... More
 
 
 
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A Bathing Ape (BAPE)
London > Shopping > Menswear
4 Upper James Street, Soho, London W1F | 1 minute from Quaritch
Selling sought after, limited edition clothes, bags and accessories A Bathing Ape - aka BAPE - is part of a Japanese urban street wear phenomenon. When ... More
 
 
 
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Travesties
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 3rd February to 29th April 2017
Quaritch, 29 Shaftesbury Avenue, W1D | 3 minutes from Quaritch
This production of Travesties broke box office records at the Menier Chocolate Factory, becoming the first play in the company's history to sell out ahead of ...More
 
 
 
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Peter Pan Goes Wrong
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 20th October 2016 to 29th January 2017
Quaritch, 29 Shaftesbury Avenue, W1D | 3 minutes from Quaritch
After a successful run in 2015, Peter Pan Goes Wrong returns to the Apollo Theatre this October. The production by Mischief Theatre, creators of The Play ...More
 
 
 
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Edward Albee's The Goat, Or Who Is Sylvia?
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 24th March to 24th June 2017
Quaritch, Haymarket, SW1Y | 6 minutes from Quaritch
Damian Lewis returns to the West End this March to star in Edward Albee's The Goat, Or Who Is Sylvia? The Tony Award-winning play follows Martin, ...More
 
 
 
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Criterion Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
218-223 Piccadilly, Piccadilly Circus, Soho, London W1V | 3 minutes from Quaritch
The tiny entrance of the Criterion Theatre is almost invisible among the massive advertisements, traffic and crowds of Piccadilly Circus. To ignore it, however, is to ... More
 
 
 
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Gielgud Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Shaftesbury Avenue, Soho, London W1D | 4 minutes from Quaritch
From the outside, the Gielgud Theatre is an impressive sight, towering four storeys over Shaftesbury Avenue, its height further emphasized by the turret on top. The ... More
 
 
 
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Picturehouse Central
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
7-14 Coventry Street, Soho, London W1D | 4 minutes from Quaritch
A vast and much needed improvement on the old Cineworld cinema in the Trocodero, Picturehouse Central opened in June 2015 and was treated to a full ... More
 
 
 
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The best museums, galleries, attractions near Quaritch
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Marian Goodman Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
5-8 Lower John Street, W1F | 1 minute from Quaritch
Described by The Guardian as the "gallerist with the golden touch" New Yorker Marian Goodman is the "most respected dealer" in that ... More
 
 
 
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Pace Gallery London
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
6 Burlington Gardens, Mayfair, London W1S | 2 minutes from Quaritch
New York art gallery Pace opens its second London space at 6 Burlington Gardens on 4th October 2012, a 9,000 square foot space in the presitgious ... More
 
 
 
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Lights Of Soho
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Brewer Street, Soho, London W1F | 3 minutes from Quaritch
A new gallery space dedicated to light art. ... More
 
 
 
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SO Restaurant
London > Restaurants > Japanese restaurants
3 - 4 Warwick Street, Soho, London W1B | 1 minute from Quaritch
Japanese Cuisine... More
 
 
 
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Kulu Kulu
London > Restaurants > Japanese restaurants
76 Brewer Street, Soho, London W1F | 1 minute from Quaritch
Kulu Kulu is a good example of a typical sushi bar, a great place to go for sushi whether you’re a novice or an experienced fan. ... More
 
 
 
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MASH
London > Restaurants > American restaurants
77 Brewer Street, Soho, London W1F | 1 minute from Quaritch
American Cuisine... More
 
 
 
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Cookery School
London > Education > Cookery Courses
15B Little Portland Street, Fitzrovia, London W1W | 9 minutes from Quaritch
Awarded The Best City Cookery School 2013, the Cookery School at Little Portland Street has been teaching people to make simple, honest food for more than ... More
 
 
 
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The London Film School
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
24 Shelton Street, Covent Garden, WC2H | 11 minutes from Quaritch
The London Film School is the oldest-established international school of film technique in the world. The school has contributed significantly to ... More
 
 
 
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L'Atelier des Chefs
London > Education > Adult Education
19 Wigmore Street, Marylebone, London W1U | 11 minutes from Quaritch
Whether you're a Nigella or not in the kitchen, the L'atelier des Chefs cookery school can teach you something. Classes are given in the basement kitchens ... More
 
 
 
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Urban Golf Soho
London > Leisure > Golf
33 Great Pulteney Street, Soho, London W1F | 2 minutes from Quaritch
OK, so you may not be able to soak up the rays on this indoor course but it's a brilliant idea that has been stylishly executed. ... More
 
 
 
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Triyoga
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
Unit 2.4-2.6 Kingly Court, Soho, London W1B5PW | 2 minutes from Quaritch
On the second floor of the Kingly Court complex off Carnaby Street, Triyoga offers busy city people a refuge where they can centre themselves. One of ... More
 
 
 
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The Beauty Lounge
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
1 Kingly Court, Soho, London W1B | 2 minutes from Quaritch
All therapists at The Beauty Lounge in Kingly Court work in the media, fashion and beauty industry so when you go for a make-up leseson you'll ... More
 
 
 
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Endurance
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
90 Berwick Street,, Soho, London W1F | 4 minutes from Quaritch
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Waxy O'Connor's
London > Nightlife > Pubs
14-16 Rupert Street, Soho, London W1D | 4 minutes from Quaritch
Located where it is, Waxy's is fairly predictable. It's busy, it's Irish and it's got a fair smattering of tourists, but it also has that certain ... More
 
 
 
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Waxy's Little Sister
London > Nightlife > Pubs
20 Wardour Street, Soho, London W1D | 5 minutes from Quaritch
If you're not up for the hectic atmosphere of Waxy O'Connors it might be worth slipping across the street to her infinitely more tranquil Little Sister. ... More
 
 
 
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Graphic
London > Nightlife > Bars
4 Golden Square, Piccadilly, Soho, London W1F | 1 minute from Quaritch
Graphic is a drinking den with two identities: by day it's a cool Soho cafe bar, but by night it becomes a cocktail bar with DJs ... More
 
 
 
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Mark's Bar Soho
London > Nightlife > Bars
66-70 Brewer Street, Soho, London W1F | 2 minutes from Quaritch
Hidden away under Hix Soho is something altogether more seductive: Mark's Bar. The magic of this effortlessly cool cocktail bar is it doesn't try too hard, ... More
 
 
 
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Bob Bob Ricard Club Room
London > Nightlife > Bars
1 Upper James Street, Soho, London W1F | 2 minutes from Quaritch
The £3 million Club Room under retro cool David Collins designed Soho restaurant Bob Bob Ricard gives late night revellers the class and sophistication of an ... More
 
 
 
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Royal Academy of Arts
London > Business > Venue Hire
Burlington House, Piccadilly, Mayfair, London W1J | 3 minutes from Quaritch
Lord Burlington's spectacular London palace is home to the Royal Academy of Arts, a set of galleries that houses the country's premier art school and a ... More
 
 
 
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195 Piccadilly (BAFTA)
London > Business > Venue Hire
195 Piccadilly, St James's, London W1J | 3 minutes from Quaritch
The home of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) is also available to hire for your own event. The iconic building at 195 ... More
 
 
 
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Dover Street Restaurant and Bar
London > Business > Venue Hire
8-10 Dover Street, Mayfair, Mayfair, London W1S | 5 minutes from Quaritch
This long established night spot in Mayfair's Dover Street has been providing Londoners with a sophisticated setting to enjoy food, drink and live entertainment for 30 ... More
 
 
 
 

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Royal Ballet: Woolf Works
Royal Ballet: Woolf Works
Dance | Until 14th February 2017 

Royal Opera House 1 minute walk from Quaritch

Wayne McGregor's critically acclaimed ballet triptych, his first full length ballet for The Royal Ballet, first performed here two years ...More

 
The Royal Ballet: The Sleeping Beauty
Dance | Until 14th March 2017 

Royal Opera House 1 minute walk from Quaritch

The Sleeping Beauty holds a special place in The Royal Ballet's history - it was the first production at its ...More

Written on Skin
Written on Skin
Concerts | Until 30th January 2017 

Royal Opera House 1 minute walk from Quaritch

Five years after its well received premiere at the 2012 Festival d'Aix-en-Provence 'Written on the Skin' George Benjamin's full-scale piece ...More

 
Yinka Shonibare: Globe Head Ballerina
Yinka Shonibare: Globe Head Ballerina
Exhibitions | Until 19th June 2017 

Royal Opera House 1 minute walk from Quaritch

A new piece of artwork by Yinka Shonibare will be displayed on the exterior of the Royal Opera House this ...More

 
The Royal Opera: Il Trovatore
Concerts | Until 9th February 2017 

Royal Opera House 1 minute walk from Quaritch

Verdi's "muddled masterpiece" (Telegraph) begins mid-way through the story of a gypsy, Azucena, who plans to avenge the Luna family's ...More

The Design Line
Exhibitions | Until 30th June 2017 

London Transport Museum 2 minutes walk from Quaritch

Take a tour of the new stations, art and public space on London's newest railway in this interactive exhibition....More

The Woman In Black
The Woman In Black
Theatre | Until 23rd September 2017 

Fortune Theatre 2 minutes walk from Quaritch

One of the less well-known West-End fixtures, this adaptation of Susan Hill's gothic novel has been packing out houses since ...More

 
Bach Music To Baby Family Concert
Concerts | On 21st January 2017 

St Paul's Covent Garden 2 minutes walk from Quaritch

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Kinky Boots
Kinky Boots
Theatre | Until 14th January 2017 

Adelphi Theatre 3 minutes walk from Quaritch

Inspired by a true story and based on the 2005 British film of the same name, Cyndi Lauper and Harvey ...More

 
Dead Funny
Dead Funny
Theatre | Until 4th February 2017 

Vaudeville Theatre 3 minutes walk from Quaritch

An all-star cast which includes Katherine Parkinson (famous for The IT Crowd and Humans), Ralf Little (The Royle Family, Two ...More

 

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