Trip Planner:   Europe  /  UK  /  England  /  London  /  Stanfords

Stanfords, London

4.3
#82 of 419 in Shopping in London
Indulge your wanderlust at Stanfords, a quaint bookshop dedicated to travel. Staffed with experienced and knowledgeable help and stocked with maps and guides, the shop caters to travelers. Pick up gear for your next journey, including notebooks and compasses, or cozy up with a hot chocolate in hand and ponder your next destination. Before you head to London, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly London trip itinerary builder , to make sure you see all that London has to offer, including Stanfords.
Create an itinerary including Stanfords
Save Saved
map
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors
Stanfords Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5
95 reviews
Google
4.6
TripAdvisor
  • I've been coming back to Stanfords for years, having fallen in love with the establishment like many before me since my first ever visit. It was always such a wonderful place to bury oneself in on tri...  more »
  • It remains the best tourist bookstore in the world, but has changed from its wonderful thirst, to a tight store, without charm, which looks more like a clothing magazine. Obviously with a smaller space, no longer fits the monumental stock they had, everything got tight and incoviniente, there is no more comfort. The main floor is now the basement that is reached through an immense and steep staircase, which makes it take the books to the box, upstairs a nightmare, if the customer buys many, because there is no longer an elevator, limiting, or even impossible , from people with some physical disability from visiting the establishment. There is no longer a charming cafeteria serving teas and cakes. You've lost your charm and practicality.
    View original
Google
  • Lovely specialist map shop with a small coffee shop too. Lots of various maps and guide books with some excellent gift ideas for both young and old. Currently no lift downstairs so not suitable for wheelchair users. Only just opened in the new location but already busy and welcoming.
  • I love to come here, have a coffee and some pastries while getting inspired for my next trip. Highly recommended for travels lovers, who get excited with maps and travel books. They offer also talks and presentation, visit the website to know more.
  • Build a plan

    Tell us where and when you
    want to go, we will build
    the best sightseeing itinerary
  • Refine it

    You have complete flexibility on your destinations and itinerary
  • Book as a package

    Use our travel agents to get
    package savings and hassle free booking
  • Enjoy your trip!

    Enjoy our 24x7
    on-trip assistance

Popular things to do in London

View all >
4.7
Duration: 2​h 30​min
4.7
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.5
Duration: 3​h
4.9
Duration: 8​h

Historic Sites in London

View all >
4.2
Duration: 2​h
4.5
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.6
Duration: 2​h 30​min

Museums in London

View all >
4.7
Duration: 3​h
4.7
Duration: 2​h 30​min
4.7
Duration: 3​h
5.0
Duration: 1​h 30​min

Parks in London

4.6
Duration: 2​h
4.8
Duration: 1​h
3.4
Duration: 2​h 30​min
5.0
Duration: 1​h 30​min

Hidden gems in London

4.9
Duration: 3​h
4.9
Duration: 3​h
4.7
Duration: 1​h
4.6
Duration: 2​h

Nearby attractions in London

4.6
Duration: 1​h
4.3
Duration: 30​min
4.9
Duration: 2​h 30​min
3.9
Duration: 2​h
5.0
Duration: 1​h 30​min
5.0
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.7
Duration: 1​h 30​min