Curious day-trippers, confused tourists, open-minded holidaymakers and fearless explorers have been providing a footfall of loyal patrons to Stanfords since its establishment in 1853. Starting out with cartographic services (mapmaking and printing), the store’s current collection has expanded to weave in all things related to travel. Mapping still plays a large part in the multi-level store, and famous customers to have utilized its services include the likes of Florence Nightingale and Antarctic explorers Ernest Shackleton and Captain Scott. Packed with London’s biggest collection of globes and with a 7,000 square foot travel department, there’s nowhere better to get inspiration for your next vacation. Stanfords is a cross between retail space and public library – peaceful yet relaxed. Get coffee from the ground floor café and go all Paul Theroux on the place, perusing literature, guides and travel-inspired gifts from old shipping trunks to model airplanes.Show lessRead more

    12-14 Long Acre , London


    Books & Music

    Specialty Books

    Public Transport
    Covent Garden (Piccadilly)
    Leicester Square (Northern, Piccadilly)

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