Stanfords London Travel Bookshop


Established in 1853, Stanfords is a large travel bookshop with a huge selection of maps and books about travel.

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Stanfords London Travel Bookshop

12 - 14 Long Acre
Covent Garden
+44 (0)20 7836 1321
Public transport:
Covent Garden, Underground
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Yelp Reviews

5 out of 5 based on 51 reviews

Top 5 reviews of Stanfords London Travel Bookshop

5.0 out of 5 17 May 2015
by Monique F.

We love bookstores, and especially those with travelguides only. If you can't find it, it probably doesn't exists. And it will probably be wiser to look for an other destination.

Besides travelguides and maps they also sell themed novels and photo books, and funny books. They have a small assortiment of travel needs like plugs. In the cellar you'll find some globes. Beautiful but...more

4.0 out of 5 12 May 2015
by Karishma P.

Among my top 2 specialist bookstores in London at the moment. (the other is the one at the Wellcome Collection premises)

3 floors of travel and London related books. Lonely Planet and DK EyeWitness are obviously all available, but they are just the tip of the iceberg among the selection available here. Other than the guides and maps, they have fiction and non-fiction from specific regions too...more

5.0 out of 5 13 February 2015
by Nickie C.

I managed to leave without buying anything. I totally deserve a medal.

Full of both beautiful and useful maps, travel items, and gifts, it's easy to spend an hour just browsing around. I was nearly tempted by the travel books as I have a couple of weekends away planned - but as we're (oddly, apparently) having a weekend in Luxembourg, the choice of dedicated travel books is precisely one. So...more

5.0 out of 5 5 December 2014
by Darryl I.

Stanfords is one of my favourite book shops in London. I don't go to many of them... in fact, I didn't even come here for books. I came here because they have loads of maps and travel accessories. You can get maps for almost anything here. World maps, London maps, country maps, etc... also lots of historical maps. They've also got lots of globes and other travel items for sale. A great...more

4.0 out of 5 6 September 2014
by Arshi K.

A quiet spot for a cup of English tea and browse a huge number of travel books, memorabilia and the largest collection of maps you've ever seen.

This has to be one of my fave spots in Covent Garden & you could easily spend hours here browsing everything over three floors crammed with travel books, cards, gifts and even unique pieces of furniture! Their map room is astonishing and has some...more

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