London has bookshops for every kind of bookworm, from awesome architectural literary havens like Daunt in Marylebone to second-hand goldmines like Judd Books in King’s Cross. But there’s only one bookshop that can claim to be the city’s biggest – and that’s Waterstones in Piccadilly, which has a whopping eight miles of shelves.
In fact, Waterstones Piccadilly isn’t just the biggest bookstore in London: it’s the biggest in all of Europe. And it’s currently in the midst of a massive revamp. The store’s building, which dates back to the 1930s, is gradually getting a makeover that intends to both give it a bit of TLC and help preserve its historic features.
The store announced on Twitter/X that it recently completed its first floor, which has been spruced up to look brighter and swisher.
Next for a glow-up are the second half of the first floor and the second floor, which, once done, we’re sure will look just as glorious as the rest of the makeover so far.
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