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12-14 Long Acre, London WC2E 9LP, England
+44 20 7836 1321
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Best travel bookshop ever! Very bottom floor is world-wide, ground level is UK and top floor is... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Glasgow, United Kingdom
via mobile
Best specialist travel bookshop

Large collection of books, maps & anything related to travel for UK and worldwide. It's one of my... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Sonya I
London, United Kingdom
via mobile
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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.
  • Excellent78%
  • Very good19%
  • 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 3 days ago 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 4 days ago 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 2 weeks ago 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 5 weeks ago

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 3 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
Reviewed 7 March 2017

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 visiting. Can get pretty busy inside on weekends though.

Thank KGB777
Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

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.

Thank streakey
Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

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 nothing specific in mind

Thank badmintontim
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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