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 AcreCovent GardenLondonWC2E 9LP
- +44 (0)20 7836 1321
- Public transport:
- Covent Garden, Underground
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
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
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
Don't come in here if you only have 5 minutes to have a quick look; it's easy to get sucked in here! This is a fantastic bookstore for anyone interested in travel (i.e. everyone?). There's loads of great maps, travel books, and gifts for travellers (or for yourself!), and oh dear the globes! I want to buy them all! They even have a good selection of cycle maps and guides, and although I don't...more
As a map and travel geek, this is one of my favourite shops in all of London.
So ideally, I'd like to buy a REAL map from 1621, but given I don't own an archive or have thousands of pounds to my name, a £7 replica from Stanfords will have to do.
Need a map of pretty much anything?
A travel guide for Zimbabwe? Melaka? Texas? Japan?
Bestseller hardcopy books?
World cookery books?