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Stanfords

12-14 Long Acre, London WC2E 9LP, England
+44 20 7836 1321
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Very unusual for us, but sorry to say - xtremely disappointed

Made a specific trip into London today to buy maps for a forthcoming road trip. Having lunched out... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
henrythenavigator
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London
Wonderful shop

Fantastic travel book shop, I love browsing in Stanfords, from the amazing range of books, guides... read more

Reviewed 20 January 2018
lincolnhatter
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Lincoln, 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.
  • Excellent78%
  • Very good18%
  • Average1%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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12-14 Long Acre, London WC2E 9LP, England
Covent Garden
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 have visited once before and loved it. Very...More

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Reviewed 20 January 2018

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 or maps about

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Reviewed 20 November 2017 via mobile

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 and there is a huge selection...More

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Reviewed 12 November 2017

Very close to Covent Garden; It is a very good option to join it with a visit to the Covent Garden Market or previously to an early evening show inth enearby theathers. One of the oldest map suppliers in London. Walk up the stairs to...More

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Reviewed 10 November 2017

If you're the least bit interested in travel and books then you must not miss Stanfords while in London. 3 floors kept us busy for a good part of the afternoon. If you need any maps (local or worldwide) then you won't come away empty...More

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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.

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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
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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
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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
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Reviewed 23 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
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