Sotheran’s of Sackville Street

Founded in York in 1761, established in London in 1815, Henry Sotheran Limited has a long and distinguished history.

For over 200 years we have been offering unsurpassed opportunities to collectors and enthusiasts, from the purchase of the libraries of Laurence Sterne in 1768, and Charles Dickens in 1870; the complete stock and copyright of the ornithologist and publisher John Gould; to the successful bid in 1980 for the final draft manuscript of Gilbert White’s Natural History of Selbourne, bought on behalf of the Gilbert White Museum.

The great American collector of Shakespeare, H.C. Folger, acquired much of his collection, including the Halliwell-Phillipps library, through Sotheran’s, and we were agents in the purchase of the world-famous Althorp Library from Earl Spencer for the John Rylands Library in 1892.

Throughout our history we have prided ourselves on the quality and condition of our books, and our friendly service.

Our premises just off Piccadilly in the heart of London’s West End are spacious and elegantly appointed, and we welcome regular clients and passers-by alike to wander in and browse our stock in a relaxing and convivial atmosphere.

Café Royal

True to its original glamorous spirit, Café Royal has reopened as a 21st century luxury hotel in the heart of London. Ideally located on Regent Street, in the beating heart of the West End Café Royal is perfectly positioned for exclusive shopping or exploring London’s landmarks. To the west is glamorous Mayfair and to the east Soho’s fashionable nightlife.

Paying homage to the heritage of the building, grand historic areas have been sensitively restored, while 160 serene new guest rooms and suites (including 6 historic suites) have been created in a refined style by world-renowned David Chipperfield Architects. Combining contemporary bedrooms with historic spaces reminiscent of Café Royals fabled past gives the hotel a calm, assured and distinctive aura.
Already one of London’s most fashionable destinations Café Royal offers an eclectic mix of restaurants and bars, including the glamorous Louis XVI style Grill Room, featuring vintage Champagne and live entertainment. Capture Café Royal’s decadent past with Absinth cocktails in the Bar, feel the pulse of London in the Ten Room restaurant or unwind in the urban retreat of the in-house Akasha Holistic Wellbeing Centre

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