Stanfords

London, United Kingdom

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Specialties

Stanfords is the UK’s leading specialist retailer of maps, travel books and other travel accessories, having been established in 1853 by Edward Stanford. Our flagship store in Covent Garden, London, first opened its doors in January 1901 and can justly claim to offer the world’s largest stock of maps and travel books under one roof.

Business Specialties:

Maps & Atlases

Travel Guides

Travel Fiction

Holiday Reading

Travel Accessories

Customised mapping

Travel inspired furniture

Travel inspired gifts

History

Established in 1853.

Stanfords has been an essential first port of call for adventure and armchair travellers alike for more than a century. Our roll-​call of customers past and present includes such famous names as Amy Johnson, David Livingstone, Captain Robert Falcon Scott, Ernest Shackleton, Florence Nightingale, Ranulph Fiennes, Bill Bryson, Michael Palin, and even Sherlock Holmes.