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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
 
12 minutes walk
 
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 £270  35% 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 £166  39% 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 £133  35% 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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The best shops and markets near Quaritch
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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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The Gruffalo's Child: Tall Stories
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 22nd November 2017 to 7th January 2018
Quaritch, Shaftesbury Avenue, Soho, London W1D | 3 minutes from Quaritch
The sequel to The Gruffalo, which proved such a hit and a popular Christmas outing in the West End, The Gruffalo's Child is a stage version ...More
 
 
 
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The Comedy About A Bank Robbery
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 31st March 2016 to 1st April 2018
Quaritch, 218-223 Piccadilly, Piccadilly Circus, W1V | 3 minutes from Quaritch
Mischief Theatre, creators of The Play That Goes Wrong - winner of the Olivier Award for Best New Comedy - and Peter Pan Goes Wrong, have ...More
 
 
 
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The Ferryman
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 20th June 2017 to 6th January 2018
Quaritch, Shaftesbury Avenue, W1D | 4 minutes from Quaritch
Following a sold out run at the Royal Court, (the fastest selling show in the theatre's history) Jez Butterworth's The Ferryman is enjoying an equally popular ...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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The Knowledge
Theatre | Until 11th November 2017 

Charing Cross Theatre WC2N 6NL W1F 9AU - 0 minute walk from Quaritch

Maureen Lipman directs the stage premiere of her husband Jack Rosenthal's acclaimed 1979 television comedy about four Londoners, who are ...More

Derren Brown: Underground
Theatre | Until 14th October 2017 

Playhouse Theatre 2 minutes walk from Quaritch

The Olivier Award-winning stage and screen illusionist and master of the psychological manipulation performs his own choice of some of ...More

Kim Yong-Ik
Exhibitions | On 26th September 2017 

Korean Cultural Centre 2 minutes walk from Quaritch

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The Guinea Pig Club
Comedy | On 26th September 2017 

Tattershall Castle 3 minutes walk from Quaritch

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Duccio To Degas: Introducing Art In The Western European Tradition 1250-1925
Exhibitions | Until 29th September 2017 

National Gallery 3 minutes walk from Quaritch

Literary & Education, Art Workshop....More

Drawn in Colour: Degas at the Burrell Collection
Drawn in Colour: Degas at the Burrell Collection
Exhibitions | Until 7th May 2018 

National Gallery 3 minutes walk from Quaritch

Marking the centenary of the death of Degas, who died on 27 September 1917, Drawn in Colour: Degas from the ...More

 
Giovanni Da Rimini
Giovanni Da Rimini
Exhibitions | Until 8th October 2017 

National Gallery 3 minutes walk from Quaritch

Giovanni da Rimini: An Early 14th-Century Masterpiece Reunited at the National Gallery invites visitors to learn about a key moment ...More

 
David Shrigley: Really Good
David Shrigley: Really Good
Exhibitions | Until 29th September 2017 

Trafalgar Square 3 minutes walk from Quaritch

The seven-metre-high bronze sculpture of a hand giving a disproportionately long thumbs up, which has the same dark patina as ...More

 
Drawn In Colour: Degas From The Burrell
Exhibitions | Until 7th May 2018 

National Gallery 3 minutes walk from Quaritch

A selection of paintings, pastels, and drawings by leading French Impressionist Hilaire-Germain-Edgar Degas on loan from The Burrell Collection....More

Kinky Boots
Kinky Boots
Theatre | Until 24th March 2018 

Adelphi Theatre 4 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

 

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