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Stanfords, London

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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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Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • Stanford's is the greatest ship for maps and travel books in London, the U.K., or anywhere else I could name. Where else might you find a traveller's guide to Azerbaijan together with the latest road ...  more »
  • Everyone that I know who has been here says they can spend hours wandering around and dreaming of their ideal trip. This place focuses on travel - books (guide and fiction) and maps in particular thou...  more »
  • Stanford's is a little gem in the heart of Covent Garden. Great travel books and accessories and an increasingly large selection of children's books that we find ourselves frequenting a lot! Very help...  more »
Google
  • 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.