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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12 - 14 Long Acre, Covent Garden, London, WC2E 9LP

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Stanfords London Travel Bookshop

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


5 out of 5 based on 43 reviews

Top 5 reviews of Stanfords London Travel Bookshop

5.0 out of 5 5 October 2013
by Sara D.

¿En busca de un mapa? ¡este es tu sitio!

En este sitio puedes encontrar mapas cartográficos, guías de viajes, así como libros relacionados con estos temas o cualquier pijadita hecha un globo terráqueo (véasen balones inchables con el mapa global impreso en él).

Es el lugar ideal para encontrar cualquiera de estas cosas, sin duda el mejor sitio que he encontrado en Londres para ésto.


5.0 out of 5 5 June 2013
by Nicole R.

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

5.0 out of 5 20 December 2012
by Katie B.

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?

A globe?

World cookery books?


5.0 out of 5 11 June 2011
by Lizzie G.

Book, book, book, book, book... No this is not my chicken impression, these are the shelves of this fabulous travel book shop. A while ago my brother and sister and me bought my parents a trip away to Oxford. As we didn't have the actual tickets we wanted to give them a pretty map of the area instead to wrap. I came to Stanfords and they turned up trumps, one map of Oxford, fully illustrated....more

5.0 out of 5 3 November 2009
by Evelyn L.

As I walked into Stanfords and pushed my sunglasses up to rest on my head, my eyes widened in awe. It was like walking into an amusement park for people who love reading and travel (ie me).

Stanfords is no regular travel bookshop, it does not just stock an alphabetised collection of Lonely Planet guides. Oh no! It is a magical emporium of the world & of literature. The floors are painted...more