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Stanfords, London

(4.6/5 based on 60+ reviews on the web)
Indulge your wanderlust at Stanfords, a quaint bookshop dedicated to travel. Staffed with experienced and knowledgeable help and stocked with maps and guides, the shop caters to travelers. Pick up gear for your next journey, including notebooks and compasses, or cozy up with a hot chocolate in hand and ponder your next destination. Make Stanfords part of your personalized London itinerary using our London vacation route planner.
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TripAdvisor
  • This is probably the best place in London to come to stock up on travel books and maps prior to a trip somewhere. Very extensive collection spanning pretty much anywhere you might be interested in vis...  more »
  • Well laid out shop very easy to move around. Good displays. Not the cheapest but good quality stuff. Good for travel books or anything with maps on it. Friendly staff.  more »
  • Well yes this is just the place if you want anything to do with Travel, Travel Books or Maps and definitely the speciality shop for these items Well worth a look just to browse around even if you have...  more »
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  • It used to be truly superb and I can't explain exactly what changed but it's a notch down. You can still find maps and guides on every location you'd ever need, but a little spark from the past is missing somehow. Still my go-to for travel needs, but now I don't want to spend hours there dreaming up my next destination.
  • Before planning a trip, go to this bookshop and get all you need - from maps to guidebooks, and all sorts of items you might want. Perfect one-stop shop for travelers and holidaymakers, which deserves to be supported from the competition of online retailers.
  • For anyone with wanderlust this is the place for you! Between my maps/books for Canada and Ghana, Afghanistan and Kurdistan, and many others in between, this is the place of dreams. The London map on the floor of the basement continues to impress and the choice of maps to order on the top floor is a cartographers dream
  • Stanfords is like a heaven for me - I really love it. Travel items, maps, gifts, all under one roof. What more could you ask for? You totally deserve this one. 5 out of 5
  • Simply the best.The shop has in fact improved over the 30 years I have been buying maps here,without equal and to be cherished.Long may it last.