10 Curzon Street,
London W1J Fo5HH
+44 (0)20 7629 0647
9.30am to 6pm - Monday ~ Friday
9.30am to 5pm - Saturday
Closed - Sunday
Literary London is perhaps like no other and stepping in to Heywood Hill reminds you instantly of history, literary passion, tradition, legacy and above all endless intellectual curiosity. The bookshop was founded in 1936 by Heywood Hill, an English gentleman dedicated to selling books, old and new as well as beautiful objects and curiosities. Nancy, eldest of the famous Mitford sisters, worked here during the second half of World War II. Her gregarious character and witty repartee helped establish Heywood Hill’s shop as a centre of English social and literary life during the 1940s.
After over 70 years the tradition continues with a staff skilled in the rare ability to match the right book with the right person. Heywood Hill creates bespoke libraries for individuals living in all parts of the world and offers the ideal gift of literary subscriptions with specific themes ranging from selections for children to selections inspiring intellectual debate entitled Intellect (squared) Subscription selection arrive each month wrapped for a gift to others or even better as a gift to yourself. When you are in London plan a time to escape to another world and, with their guidance, share new literary worlds with others.