We are the Uk’s leading specialist retailer of maps, travel books and other travel accessories. Stanfords prides itself on the depth of its stock, sourced by experts from all over the world. Our London store has been trading in the Covent Garden area since being established by Edward Stanford in 1853.
We have been an essential first port of call for adventure and armchair travellers alike for more than a century. Our roll-call 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.