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Address: 12-14 Long Acre, London WC2E 9LP, England
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+44 20 7836 1321
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Stanfords, stockists of the world's largest range of maps and travel books,...

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.

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Travel and Maps

Well yes this is just the place if you want anything to do with Travel, Travel Books or Maps and definitely the speciality shop for these items Well worth a look just to browse... read more

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Hastings, United Kingdom
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Hastings, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Well yes this is just the place if you want anything to do with Travel, Travel Books or Maps and definitely the speciality shop for these items Well worth a look just to browse around even if you have nothing specific in mind

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Ghent, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Stanfords is a great place to find book, maps, cards, ... On three floors you 'll find the best material about the most remote places. Very helpfull staff.

Thank lannau
Horsham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is the best travel book shop ever. I've used it for years and whenever I plan a new trip I check out the books, maps and accessories. They cover anywhere you are likely to visit, and also stock kids travel related books and toys and travel memoirs. They also have a lovely cafe. Staff are knowledgeable and helpful. On... More 

Thank Karen M
Evanston, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

I can easily spend two hours browsing three storeys of maps, travel guides and memoirs, globes, and interesting accessories. There is an exhaustive range of titles on every nook and cranny of the planet, it would seem.

Thank Passport92
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

Wonderful bookstore with a great selection. Nice coffeeshop in the back of the store that serves a good soy cappuccino.

Thank Claudia_tripje
Helsinki, Finland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

This is a must visit place if you are looking maps or travel guidebooks or perhaps something little to buy. It`s afford to visit there.

Thank Eddie T
Redcar, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Stanfords is quite a big bookshop on 3 levels.99% of it is taken up with travel books.Guidebooks,Lonely planet particularly and travel non fiction writing are what its all about. Though i didnt buy any this visit,i have before and i would again

Thank ianinteesside
London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

Very disappointed because only one book on subject. Staff very helpful.. Great if you just want travel but nothing around the subject

Thank sanshelar25
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

although not a big fan of travel books found this gem , just walking in this shop is so pleasurable bought a world map dated to 1888 ( a copy ) you will find cool stuff in this shop i would recommend checking it out

Thank mujamai
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

Browse the books and then have a tea or coffee plus a range of cakes and snacks. Good quality and service plus wifi. But London prices!! We enjoyed it


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