Since 1797, Hatchards has been in Piccadilly, making it London's oldest bookshop. It is a beautiful shop with a lovely atmosphere- and many, many books!
Climbing the grand staircase, the children's department is found on the second floor and is full of goodies. Recommendations are proudly displayed in every nook and cranny and there is something for all ages. I particularly enjoyed browsing the picture book section.
An oasis of calm and bookish delight, Hatchards is definitely worth a visit- just leave yourself plenty of time to explore!