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StanfordsMap and travel experts since 1853, Stanfords has been trading in the Covent Garden area since the nineteenth century and in 2019 moved from Long Acre, where it had been situated for more than 100 years, to nearby Mercer Walk. Intrepid explorers should set their coordinates here for the best selection of maps and travel books. Set up by Edward Stanford, this cool temple to travel stocks a massive range of maps, books and travel related goods. Famous trailblazers who have navigated their way through these doors include David Livingstone, Scott of the Antarctic, Ernest Shackleton, Florence Nightingale, Ranulph Fiennes, Bill Bryson and Michael Palin. Summering in Uzbekistan? Touring Korea on a bicycle? Head here first. Stanfords should be the first stop on any journey.

 

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Charing Cross Railway Station
 
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Upper St Martins Lane NCP
 
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Radisson Blu Edwardian Mercer Street
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £118  31% off
Seven Dials, WC2H | 2 minutes from Stanfords
Boutique haven in Covent Garden's vibrant Seven Dials village. Guests can enjoy stylish, comfortable rooms, smart TV and free high-speed Wi-Fi on unlimited devices. Monmouth Kitchen ... More
 
 
 
St Martins Lane, A Morgans Original
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £205  21% off
45 St Martin's Lane, WC2N | 3 minutes from Stanfords
One of the first design hotels, it certainly hasn't lost any of its cool appeal and continues to impress with great service and high standards. The ... More
 
 
 
Strand Palace Hotel London
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £78  27% off
372 Strand, WC2R | 5 minutes from Stanfords
This West End Art Deco hotel right on the Strand and next to Covent Garden is in a fantastic location for accessing central London and theatreland. ... More
 
 
 
 
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Nearest to Stanfords
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Any Amount of Books
London > Shopping > Books
62 Charing Cross Road, Soho, London WC2H | 2 minutes from Stanfords
A delightful second-hand bookshop with a wide choice that ranges from antiquarian first editions to the bargain basement. Rare books, first editions, modern literature, art and ... More
 
 
 
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Forbidden Planet
London > Shopping > Books
179 Shaftesbury Avenue, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 3 minutes from Stanfords
Crammed with the cream of cult entertainment this shop is a seventh heaven for sci-fi fans. In the old days, Forbidden Planet just stocked every ... More
 
 
 
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Foyles - Charing Cross Road
London > Shopping > Books
107 Charing Cross Road, Soho, London WC2H | 4 minutes from Stanfords
Great British bookshop Foyles has been trading since 1903 and in 2014 it moves out of its home for more than 80 years at 113-119 Charing ... More
 
 
 
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The best shops and markets near Stanfords
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Calvin Klein
London > Shopping > Clothing
120 Long Acre, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 1 minute from Stanfords
The underwear at Calvin Klein is unembellished, simple and delicately stylish. Still missing out the lavish lace and frivolous frills of other lingerie shops, CK ... More
 
 
 
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Bill's
London > Shopping > Delicatessens
28 St Martin's Courtyard, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 1 minute from Stanfords
Combining an old-fashioned grocer with an appealing delicatessen and an informal café serving a British and Mediterranean-influenced menu, the first London outlet of Bill's boasts a ... More
 
 
 
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St Martin's Courtyard
London > Shopping > Street or Area
Covent Garden, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 1 minute from Stanfords
Unveiled in autumn 2010, the plush St Martin's Courtyard shopping enclave has given retail in the Covent Garden area a huge boost. Independent labels, flagship stores, ... More
 
 
 
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Near Stanfords
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The Secret Diary Of Adrian Mole Aged 13 3/4: The Musical
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 15th June to 12th October 2019
Stanfords, West Street, WC2H | 2 minutes from Stanfords
The late Sue Townsend's best-selling comedy novel about a misunderstood, hapless teenager experiencing teen angst becomes a musical. Set in 1980s Leicester, this critically acclaimed stage ...More
 
 
 
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The Starry Messenger
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 16th May to 10th August 2019
Stanfords, Charing Cross Road, WC2H | 3 minutes from Stanfords
Hollywood star and multiple Tony Award winner Matthew Broderick makes his West End debut at Wyndham's Theatre opposite Elizabeth McGovern from Downton Abbey. The star of ...More
 
 
 
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Waitress
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 8th February to 19th October 2019
Stanfords, 18-20 Maiden Lane, The Strand, WC2R | 4 minutes from Stanfords
Transferring from Broadway, the Waitress musical comes to the Adelphi Theatre for its UK premiere in February. The first musical to have an all-female creative team, ...More
 
 
 
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Arts Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
6-7 Great Newport Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 2 minutes from Stanfords
The Arts Theatre was built in 1927 as a members club, which allowed it to circumvent the censorship laws and perform unusual and avant garde fare. ... More
 
 
 
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Royal Opera House
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Bow Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 2 minutes from Stanfords
This impressive building in the heart of Covent Garden has been playing host to major stars of the classical music world since 1858. The third ... More
 
 
 
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Linbury Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Bow Street, Covent Garden, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 2 minutes from Stanfords
Part of the Royal Opera House , the Linbury Theatre was completely refurbished in December 2018 revealing, "a handsome new ... More
 
 
 
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The best museums, galleries, attractions near Stanfords
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St Paul's Church, Covent Garden
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Bedford Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 3 minutes from Stanfords
Affectionately known as "The Actors' Church", St Paul's in Covent Garden is in the heart of theatreland and has long been associated with the theatre community. ... More
 
 
 
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Covent Garden East Piazza
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Covent Garden Piazza, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 3 minutes from Stanfords
A visit to Covent Garden is a must, whether you intend to shop, sightsee or soak in the carnival atmosphere. The focal ... More
 
 
 
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Elms Lesters Painting Rooms
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
135 Flitcroft Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 4 minutes from Stanfords
Elms Lesters Painting Rooms are housed in an extraordinary space, purpose built as a painting studio in 1904. Since 1984 the gallery has been specialising in ... More
 
 
 
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What are the best dining options near Stanfords London?
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Kebab Queen
London > Restaurants > Middle Eastern restaurants
4 Mercer Walk, WC2H | Same location as Stanfords
Six years in development, Kebab Queen raises the humble kebab to Michelin star aspirations through a seven course tasting menu ... More
 
 
 
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Maison Bab
London > Restaurants > Middle Eastern restaurants
4 Mercer Walk, WC2H | Same location as Stanfords
They've already given the humble kebab a makeover with Le Bab but Stephen Tozer and Ed Brunet take it to another level ... More
 
 
 
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Hawksmoor Seven Dials
London > Restaurants > American restaurants
11 Langley Street, Seven Dials, , Covent Garden, London WC2H | 1 minute from Stanfords
Will Beckett and Huw Gott's Hawksmoor steakhouse, whose flagship venture in Spitalfields fast became a favourite amongst the capital's meat lovers. gets a West End makeover ... More
 
 
 
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Near Stanfords
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The London Film School
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
24 Shelton Street, Covent Garden, WC2H | 1 minute from Stanfords
The London Film School is the oldest-established international school of film technique in the world. The school has contributed significantly to ... More
 
 
 
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English [Out There!]
London > Education > English Language Courses
10 Coptic Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1A | 6 minutes from Stanfords
English [Out There!] takes a very hands-on approach to learning English. The course places an emphasis on using what you have learned. Students are taken out ... More
 
 
 
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Saw Swee Hock Student Centre
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
1 Sheffield Street, Holborn, London WC2A | 7 minutes from Stanfords
The award-winning Saw Swee Hock Student Centre, designed by Irish architects O'Donnell + Tuomey and awarded the RIBA London Building of the Year Award in 2014, ... More
 
 
 
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Thai Square Spa
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
25 Shelton Street, 40 Earlham Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 1 minute from Stanfords
Let the Thai Square Spa transport you to the shores of Asia with their traditional Thai spa treatment rooms, smack bang in the centre of Covent ... More
 
 
 
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The Sanctuary
London > Leisure > Fitness
12 Floral Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 2 minutes from Stanfords
This day spa exclusively for women is a total pampering experience from the minute you step through the door. Located in bustling Covent Garden you'll soon ... More
 
 
 
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The Hospital Club
London > Leisure > Arts Centres
24 Endell Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 3 minutes from Stanfords
Before it was a hip private members' club designed specifically for the creative industries - complete with bar and dining rooms, cinema, TV and recording studios ... More
 
 
 
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Pubs near Stanfords

The best pubs near London Stanfords.
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Lamb & Flag
London > Nightlife > Pubs
33 Rose Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 2 minutes from Stanfords
One of the oldest pubs in London, the Lamb & Flag was once known as the Bucket of Blood, thanks to the bare-knuckle fights held here. ... More
 
 
 
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Polpo at Ape and Bird
London > Nightlife > Pubs
142 Shaftesbury Avenue, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 3 minutes from Stanfords
When Russell Norman, famed for Polpo and as The Restaurant Man on BBC2, opened his first pub in November 2013 it seemed ... More
 
 
 
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The Salisbury
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
90 St Martins Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 3 minutes from Stanfords
Gastropub ... More
 
 
 
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Stanfords clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
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Detroit Bar
London > Nightlife > Bars
35 Earlham Street, Covent Garden, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 1 minute from Stanfords
Covent Garden "style" bar serving cocktails and a chilled out, trendy vibe. Considered to be one of London’s original “style” or “concept” bars, despite being on the ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The London Cocktail Club
London > Nightlife > Bars
6-7 Great Newport Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 2 minutes from Stanfords
The London Cocktail Club is a members bar but - luckily for us - it's not a very exclusive one; it's free ... More
 
 
 
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B.Y.O.C
London > Nightlife > Bars
28 Bedfordbury Street, Covent Garden, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 3 minutes from Stanfords
A speakeasy bar with a twist, B.Y.O.C is a cocktail bar that doesn't stock any alcohol. But, before snubbing it in disgust, you can relax in ... More
 
 
 
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Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near Stanfords.
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St Martins Lane Hotel
London > Business > Venue Hire
45 St. Martin's Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 3 minutes from Stanfords
To enter the stunning St Martins Lane Hotel in the heart of London's Theatreland you pass through the tallest revolving door in London, a luminescent yellow-glass ... More
 
 
 
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Odeon, Leicester Square
London > Business > Venue Hire
24-26 Leicester Square, Soho, London WC2H | 5 minutes from Stanfords
One of London's biggest cinemas, the Odeon Leicester Square regularly plays host to premieres and awards ceremonies as well as screening the week's big releases. Aside ... More
 
 
 
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68 Dean Street
London > Business > Venue Hire
68 Dean Street, Soho, London W1D | 6 minutes from Stanfords
This stylish private house in Soho is suitable for photo shoots, meetings, press events, filming and for a limited range of social events such as dinners ... More
 
 
 
 

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Matilda The Musical
Matilda The Musical
Theatre | Until 24th May 2020 

Cambridge Theatre 1 minute walk from Stanfords

The Royal Shakespeare Company's multiple award-winning musical adaptation of Roald Dahl's celebrated children's book Matilda is a big hit at ...More

 
Six The Musical
Theatre | Until 5th January 2020 

Arts Theatre 2 minutes walk from Stanfords

Toby Marlow and Lucy Moss' playful musical history lesson about Henry VIII and his six wives, which puts the spotlight ...More

Royal Opera: Tosca
Royal Opera: Tosca
Concerts | Until 20th June 2019 

Royal Opera House 2 minutes walk from Stanfords

Jonathan Kent's thrilling production of Puccini's impassioned opera returns to the Royal Opera. Kent's naturalistic production of the classic love ...More

 
Harry Potter And The Cursed Child Part I
Theatre | Until 19th January 2020 

Palace Theatre 3 minutes walk from Stanfords

John Tiffany directs Jack Thorne's fantasy adventure based on an original story by JK Rowling, Thorne and Tiffany, which is ...More

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
Theatre | Until 19th January 2020 

Palace Theatre 3 minutes walk from Stanfords

From the 36,000 retweets Harry Potter creator J.K. Rowling got when she announced the ...More

 
Harry Potter And The Cursed Child Part II
Theatre | Until 19th January 2020 

Palace Theatre 3 minutes walk from Stanfords

Harry contends with the ghosts of the past while his youngest son Albus struggles with the weight of a family ...More

Magic Mike Live
Magic Mike Live
Dance | Until 5th January 2020 

The Hippodrome 3 minutes walk from Stanfords

Picking up from where Dirty Dancing left off, Channing Tatum presents an adults-only dance and acrobatic spectacular based on the ...More

 
Untangling the Tracks
Untangling the Tracks
Exhibitions | Until 31st May 2020 

London Transport Museum 4 minutes walk from Stanfords

The London Transport Museum looks at the history of the Thameslink train line with its new exhibition, Untangling the Tracks. ...More

 
The Poster Prize for Illustration 2019: London Stories
The Poster Prize for Illustration 2019: London Stories
Exhibitions | Until 14th July 2019 

London Transport Museum 4 minutes walk from Stanfords

The Poster Prize for Illustration 2019 displays 100 shortlisted competition entries as chosen by an independent panel of judges. Taking ...More

 
Waitress
Waitress
Theatre | Until 19th October 2019 

Adelphi Theatre 4 minutes walk from Stanfords

Transferring from Broadway, the Waitress musical comes to the Adelphi Theatre for its UK premiere in February. The first musical ...More

 

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