Quaritch

 
 
ADDRESS
5-8 Lower John Street, Soho, London W1F 9AU 
 
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OPENING TIMES
Mon to Fri 9:00 - 18:00
 

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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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Underground Stations

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Piccadilly Circus Tube Station
 
3 minutes walk
 
Oxford Circus Tube Station
 
7 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
Charing Cross Railway Station
 
12 minutes walk
 
Victoria Railway Station
 
22 minutes walk
 
 
Car Parks

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Brewer Street NCP
 
3 minutes walk
 
Burlington Car Park
 
3 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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London's Best Events 2014

Plan the perfect year in London with our pick of the capital's best events in 2014. From January through to December, every month boasts an impressive line-up of entertainment. So, take a look at our guide and be sure not to miss a thing.

 
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Hotels near Quaritch

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Cafe Royal Hotel
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £220  39% 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 £159  28% 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  26% 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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Alternative Books nearest Quaritch

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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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Bernard J 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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The Wired Store
London > Shopping > Electronics
Quadrant Arcade, Regent Street, W1B | 1 minute from Quaritch
You'll have to be quick to get to The Wired Store, a pop-up store from the gadget magazine which appears in Quadrant Arcade, Regent Street, from ... More
 
 
 
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Whole Foods Market
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
20 Glasshouse Street, 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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Near Quaritch
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Urinetown The Musical
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 29th September 2014 to 24th January 2015
Apollo Theatre, 29 Shaftesbury Avenue, Westminster, London W1D | 3 minutes from Quaritch
After a hugely successful run at the St James Theatre at the beginning of 2014 Urinetown moves to the Apollo Theatre on 29th September 2014 making ...More
 
 
 
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Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 20th December 2014 to 9th May 2015
Playhouse Theatre, Northumberland Avenue, WC2N | 13 minutes from Quaritch
Olivier-Award winner Tamsin Greig (Episodes, Green Wing, Jumpy, God of Carnage), who made her name as Debbie Aldridge in Radio 4's The Archers, makes her musical ...More
 
 
 
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War Horse
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 28th March 2009 to 14th February 2015
New London Theatre, Drury Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 14 minutes from Quaritch
This moving adaptation of Michael Morpurgo's World War I epic War Horse gets a West End transfer to the New London Theatre after two critically acclaimed ...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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Comedy Store
London > Entertainment > Comedy Clubs
1a Oxendon Street, Soho, London SW1Y | 5 minutes from Quaritch
The Comedy Store is the spiritual home of stand-up in the UK. Despite being the best large comedy venue in the country, the Store still succeeds ... More
 
 
 
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Sights and Attractions near Quaritch

The best museums, galleries, attractions near Quaritch
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Pace Gallery London
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
6 Burlington Gardens, 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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Piccadilly Circus
London > Attractions > Sights
Piccadilly Circus, Soho, London W1J | 3 minutes from Quaritch
Right in the middle of the West End, Piccadilly Circus isn't a circus at all, but an enormous road junction where Piccadilly itself Regent Street, Shaftesbury ... More
 
 
 
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Hauser & Wirth (Piccadilly)
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
196A Piccadilly, St James's, London W1J | 3 minutes from Quaritch
Art-dealer, gallery-owner and collector Iwan Wirth was recently voted one of the ten most powerful people in the art world. Hauser & Wirth London opened at ... More
 
 
 
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What are the best dining options near Quaritch London?
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SO Restaurant
London > Restaurants > Japanese restaurants
3 - 4 Warwick Street, 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, W1F | 1 minute from Quaritch
American Cuisine... More
 
 
 
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Education near Quaritch

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Cookery School
London > Education > Cookery Courses
15B Little Portland Street, 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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L'Atelier des Chefs
London > Education > Adult Education
19 Wigmore Street, 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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English [Out There!]
London > Education > English Language Courses
10 Coptic Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1A | 12 minutes from Quaritch
English [Out There!] takes a very hands-on approach to learning English. The course places an emphasis on using what you have learned. Students are taken out ... More
 
 
 
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Quaritch gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
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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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Vinoteca Soho
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
53-55 Beak Street, Soho, London W1F | 2 minutes from Quaritch
Since opening their first Vinoteca in 2005 in Farringdon's St John Street, Brett Woonton, Charlie Young and Elena Ares have quenched a thirst for wine bars ... More
 
 
 
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Disco
London > Nightlife >
13 Kingly Court, W1B | 2 minutes from Quaritch
Technically, disco never died but it has been in need of a revival, which is lucky because 2013 saw the opening of Disco in Soho. Created ... More
 
 
 
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Meeting venue hire near Quaritch

Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near Quaritch.
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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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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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68 Dean Street
London > Business > Venue Hire
68 Dean Street, Soho, London W1D | 5 minutes from Quaritch
This stylish private house in Soho is suitable for photo shoots, meetings, press events, filming and for a limited range of social events such as dinners ... More
 
 
 
 

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Mirror
Exhibitions | Until 16th August 2014 

Frith Street Gallery W1F 9JJ W1F 9AU - 0 minute walk from Quaritch

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Jersey Boys
Jersey Boys
Theatre | Until 26th October 2014 

Piccadilly Theatre 2 minutes walk from Quaritch

Jersey Boys at the Piccadilly Theatre is the tale of four blue collar boys from the wrong side of the ...More

 
Matilda The Musical
Matilda The Musical
Theatre | Until 24th May 2015 

Cambridge Theatre 2 minutes walk from Quaritch

The Royal Shakespeare Company's musical adaptation of Roald Dahl's celebrated children's book Matilda is a big hit at the Cambridge ...More

 
Stacy Sullivan: It's A Good Day - A Tribute To Miss Peggy Lee
Concerts | Until 2nd August 2014 

Brasserie Zedel 2 minutes walk from Quaritch

The vocalist presents an interpretation of the career of the late American jazz and popular music singer and songwriter....More

Towards Impressionism: Photography In France 1850 - 1865
Exhibitions | Until 1st August 2014 

James Hyman Gallery 2 minutes walk from Quaritch

A photography exhibition that examines the ways in which early French photographers anticipated the mode of Impressionism that would dominate ...More

Martin Parr: Signs Of The Times
Exhibitions | Until 30th August 2014 

Chris Beetles Fine Photographs 2 minutes walk from Quaritch

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Dennis Hopper: The Lost Album
Dennis Hopper: The Lost Album
Exhibitions | Until 25th August 2014 

Royal Academy Of Arts at 6 Burlington Gardens 3 minutes walk from Quaritch

This summer, the Royal Academy of Arts displays Dennis Hopper: The Lost Album in its Burlington Gardens space from 26th ...More

 
Radical Geometry: Modern Art of South America from the Patricia Phelps de Cisneros Collection
Exhibitions | Until 28th September 2014 

Royal Academy of Arts 3 minutes walk from Quaritch

This exhibition in The Sackler Wing of the Royal Academy of Arts explores the art produced between the 1930s and ...More

Summer Exhibition
Exhibitions | Until 17th August 2014 

Royal Academy of Arts 3 minutes walk from Quaritch

The annual display of works in a variety of media submitted by established and emerging artists, selected by judges including ...More

RA Editions Presents: Inky Fingered Thinkers
Exhibitions | Until 8th October 2014 

Royal Academy of Arts 3 minutes walk from Quaritch

An exhibition of limited-edition prints by Royal Academicians, graduates and associated artists, all created on site in the Schools workshops ...More

 
 
 
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