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12-14 Long Acre, London WC2E 9LP, England
+44 20 7836 1321
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First choice for travel books, by a long way

Nearly every trip I take to London includes a stop in here, usually for info regarding European... read more

Reviewed 1 August 2017
Christopher A
Tonbridge, United Kingdom
Best travel bookshop hands-down

I was in shock and awe when walking into this travel bookshop. The entrance floor is for the UK... read more

Reviewed 4 July 2017
London, United Kingdom
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Stanfords, stockists of the world's largest range of maps and travel books, prides itself on sourcing and stocking specialist maps from around the globe. Stanfords stores are in London and Bristol.
  • Excellent79%
  • Very good18%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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12-14 Long Acre, London WC2E 9LP, England
Covent Garden
+44 20 7836 1321
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Reviewed 1 August 2017

Nearly every trip I take to London includes a stop in here, usually for info regarding European hiking/city breaks. I've never been disappointed.

1  Thank Christopher A
Reviewed 4 July 2017

I was in shock and awe when walking into this travel bookshop. The entrance floor is for the UK, the lower floor for the rest of the world, and the top floor is Europe. This shop will not disappoint for whatever books you are in...More

1  Thank PaddingtonBear9995
Reviewed 27 June 2017

I came across this cute store while walking around the Covent Garden area. It has a great selection of travel books and maps. It was really fun to browse through three floors. I've never seen a store like this. It will inspire you to keep...More

Thank Michelle R
Reviewed 24 June 2017 via mobile

Best travel bookshop ever! Very bottom floor is world-wide, ground level is UK and top floor is Europe. I recommend going for the Bradt guides as I've used many and Stanfords have an amazing range. Browse the afternoon away and get inspired for travel!! 🌍

Thank flyonwarl
Reviewed 22 June 2017 via mobile

Large collection of books, maps & anything related to travel for UK and worldwide. It's one of my favourite bookstores, I tend to wander around its several floors looking for inspiration on my next travels as it has so much choice. Roadmaps of obscure remote...More

Thank Sonya I
Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

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 atlases for Poland, Australia and Hertfordshire, a guide to where...More

Thank futtock21
Reviewed 22 May 2017

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 though they do have all sorts of bits and pieces...More

Thank sheepygold
Reviewed 2 May 2017 via mobile

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 helpful staff.

1  Thank kani75
Reviewed 25 April 2017

If you are planning a trip, thinking about travelling, love maps and guide books then this is the place to write your Christmas list in. They have every kind of travel book, journal, atlas, map, chart you could wish for and more. Whenever I visit...More

1  Thank Worrals
Reviewed 2 April 2017

I always visit Stanfords when I visit London. There are so many great books and nik-naks for young and old. It specialises in travel books and maps which are very interesting. It is really conveniently located at the edge of Covent Garden. Also has a...More

Thank sing_trav_888
Covent Garden
Whether you're headed here to check out the multitude
of shops, theaters, cafes, pubs, and restaurants, or
simply to be among the multitude of people who pass
through this pretty part of town, you'll love soaking
up the festive and historic atmosphere in and around
Covent Garden. Even if you don't have tickets to the
opera or a show at one of the many famous theaters
here, don't be surprised if find yourself captivated
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