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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. Before you head to London, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly London trip itinerary builder , to make sure you see all that London has to offer, including Stanfords.
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  • Made a specific trip into London today to buy maps for a forthcoming road trip. Having lunched out and one of our favourite watering holes in London we went off to Standards full of excitement as we h...  more »
  • Fantastic travel book shop, I love browsing in Stanfords, from the amazing range of books, guides and maps to looking at the maps printed on the floor, cannot think of any country they dont have books...  more »
  • If you are in Covent Garden walk 3 minutes to this amazing book and map shop. You can get maps here including nautical maps which you will struggle to buy in any other shop. The small cafe is great an...  more »
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  • A world class travel store that is any geographer's heaven. Full of OS maps, globes and loads of specialist guides and gifts. Staff are very helpful and happily sorted out a replacement loyalty card for me over the phone and was ready to collect in 30 minutes! Staff are knowledgeable and very helpful and the cafe on the ground floor is full of wonderful hot drinks and snacks which is a great stopover and a great way to avoid the hustle and bustle of Covent Garden!
  • You will get wanderlust as soon as you enter this shop. It has everything from maps to travel journals, and from globes to local London guides. Any traveller looking for any information on any location in the world will find something she or he can use in this shop. (PS I love the fact that it has a map of London as floor covering)
  • Nice store , with maps galore. Nice books , and gifts too. Lovely quaint coffee shop at the rear makes it a perfect place for intellectually inclined visitors.
  • Fascinating place with lots of books, maps and other gear, mostly aimed at serious travellers , but there is a good section of London-related stuff. No tourist souvenir tat. You could spend quite a while browsing.
  • My favourite travel shop of all time - especially the map department. I can always get the best most obscure maps of my destinations from here - so much better to unfold and browse them in person than take a big gamble on the internet.
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