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StanfordsIntrepid explorers already know where to travel for the best selection of maps and travel books. Stanford's should be the first pit stop on any journey. While the company was set up in 1853 by Edward Stanford, this cool temple to travel first opened its doors in 1901 and stocks a massive range of maps, books and travel related goods. Even the basement floor of this flagship Long Acre store is covered in a large scale map of London. 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. In the book 'Hound of the Baskervilles' Stanford's is the place where Sherlock sends Holmes to buy a map, elementary my dear. Summering in Uzbekistan? Touring Korea on a bicycle? Head here first.

 

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Estuary To Tide: An Evening With Rachel Lichtenstein And Hugh Aldersey-WilliamsEstuary To Tide: An Evening With Rachel Lichtenstein And Hugh Aldersey-WilliamsLiterary & Education, Author Event.2016-09-26T18:30:00+01002016-09-26T00:00:00+0100 Where:
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Explorers' Sketchbooks - An Evening With Huw Lewis-jonesExplorers' Sketchbooks - An Evening With Huw Lewis-jonesLiterary & Education, Author Event.2016-10-06T18:30:00+01002016-10-06T00:00:00+0100 Where:
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Is it still safe to travel'Is it still safe to travel'Literary & Education, Author Event.2016-10-10T18:30:00+01002016-10-10T00:00:00+0100 Where:
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A Hitchhike Through American Politics: An Evening With Julian SayarerA Hitchhike Through American Politics: An Evening With Julian SayarerLiterary & Education, Author Event.2016-10-20T18:30:00+01002016-10-20T00:00:00+0100 Where:
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Charing Cross Railway Station
 
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St Martins Lane, A Morgans Original
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £219  31% off
45 St Martin's Lane, WC2N | 2 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
 
 
 
Radisson Blu Edwardian Mercer Street
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £128  33% off
Seven Dials, WC2H | 3 minutes from Stanfords
In the middle of Covent Garden, the Radisson Blu Edwardian Mercer Street (formally the Mountbatten) is perfect for those wanting to be in the heart of ... More
 
 
 
Radisson Blu Edwardian Hampshire Hotel
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £131  32% off
Leicester Square, WC2H | 4 minutes from Stanfords
Overlooking Leicester Square - the setting for London's regular film premieres - the Radisson Blu Edwardian Hampshire has glamorous, exclusive décor to match its high-profile setting: ... More
 
 
 
 
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Alternative Books nearest Stanfords

Nearest to Stanfords
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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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Foyles - Charing Cross Road
London > Shopping > Books
107 Charing Cross Road, Soho, London WC2H | 5 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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Forbidden Planet
London > Shopping > Books
179 Shaftesbury Avenue, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 5 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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Shopping near Stanfords

The best shops and markets near Stanfords
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Hardys Original Sweet Shop
London > Shopping > Children's Gifts and Toys
25 New Row, Covent Garden, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 1 minute from Stanfords
Retro sweet shops are all the rage at the moment. In the Covent Garden area alone you'll find half a dozen of them, one of which ... 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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English National Opera: The Winter's Tale
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: 27th February to 14th March 2017
Stanfords, St Martin's Lane, WC2N | 3 minutes from Stanfords
The ENO presents a world premiere of Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale. The tale of love, loss and reconciliation sees the King of Sicilia mistakenly believe that ...More
 
 
 
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English National Opera: The Pearl Fishers
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: 19th October - 2nd December 2016
Stanfords, St Martin's Lane, WC2N | 3 minutes from Stanfords
Penny Woolcock conducts a co-production with the Metropolitan Opera New York of Bizet's dramatic tale of two fishermen who fall in love with the same woman. ...More
 
 
 
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The Play That Goes Wrong
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 5th September 2014 to 11th September 2016
Stanfords, Catherine Street, WC2B | 5 minutes from Stanfords
Presented by the award-winning, international comedy company Mischief Theatre, The Play That Goes Wrong follows the inept and accident prone Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society ...More
 
 
 
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Arts Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
6-7 Great Newport Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 1 minute 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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Wyndham's Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Charing Cross Road, Soho, London WC2H | 2 minutes from Stanfords
Wyndham's Theatre opened in Charing Cross Road on 16th November 1899 and was owned by Charles Wyndham. One of its biggest hits was Sandy Wilson's The ... More
 
 
 
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St. Martin's Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
West Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 3 minutes from Stanfords
Designed as a companion theatre to the New Ambassador’s, which stands next to it, separated only by the narrow Tower Court, St Martin’s was completed in ... More
 
 
 
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The best museums, galleries, attractions near Stanfords
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St Paul's Covent Garden
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Bedford Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 1 minute 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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Leicester Square
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Leicester Square, Soho, London WC2H | 4 minutes from Stanfords
With Trafalgar Square to the south, Piccadilly Circus to the west, China Town to the north and Covent Garden to the east, Leicester Square is right ... More
 
 
 
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The West End
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Soho, London WC2H | 4 minutes from Stanfords
Taking in Oxford Street, Regent Street and Bond Street, Soho, Theatreland, Chinatown, Covent Garden and Leicester Square, The West End really does have it ... More
 
 
 
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Restaurants near Stanfords

What are the best dining options near Stanfords London?
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Five Guys, Covent Garden
London > Restaurants > American restaurants
1-3 Long Acre, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 1 minute from Stanfords
Trendy US burger chain Five Guys, which has more than 1,000 restaurants in North America and counts Barack Obama among its fans, opened its flagship UK ... More
 
 
 
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Lima Floral
London > Restaurants > South American restaurants
14 Garrick Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 1 minute from Stanfords
Virgilio Martinez's Lima, the first Peruvian restaurant to win a Michelin star, expanded to a second site on Covent Garden's Garrick Street in mid July 2014. ... More
 
 
 
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Le Garrick
London > Restaurants > French restaurants
10 - 12 Garrick Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 1 minute from Stanfords
Carafes of red wine, tender onglet steak, a cosy warren of candlelit tables and an expansive underground dining area make this typically French Theatreland brasserie the ... More
 
 
 
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London Capital Computer College
London > Education > Professional Training
38 King Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 1 minute from Stanfords
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Dale Carnegie Training
London > Education > Business Faculties
4 Ching Court, Monmouth Street, Covent Garden, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 2 minutes from Stanfords
Management and public speaking training.... More
 
 
 
Alpha Japanese Language School
London > Education > Language Courses
3 Neal Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 2 minutes from Stanfords
... More
 
 
 
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Leisure near Stanfords

Stanfords gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
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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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Thai Square Spa
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
25 Shelton Street, 40 Earlham Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 2 minutes 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 Hospital Club
London > Leisure > Arts Centres
24 Endell Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 4 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 | 1 minute 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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The Salisbury
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
90 St Martins Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 2 minutes from Stanfords
Gastropub ... More
 
 
 
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The Harp
London > Nightlife > Pubs
47 Chandos Place, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 3 minutes from Stanfords
The Harp, a welcoming bar in Covent Garden, is a traditional pub where the emphasis is firmly on real ale - earning it CAMRA's National Pub ... More
 
 
 
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Stanfords clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
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B.Y.O.C
London > Nightlife > Bars
28 Bedfordbury Street, Covent Garden, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 1 minute 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
 
 
 
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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Adventure Bar, Covent Garden
London > Nightlife > Bars
20 Bedford Street, WC2E | 2 minutes from Stanfords
A former wine cellar, the Adventure Bar in Covent Garden is a subterranean den of delight, with cocktails, food, tunes and parties. ... More
 
 
 
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Meeting venue hire near Stanfords

Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near Stanfords.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
St Martins Lane Hotel
London > Business > Venue Hire
45 St. Martin's Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 2 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 | 3 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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Royal Society Of Arts
London > Business > Venue Hire
8 John Adam Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 5 minutes from Stanfords
... More
 
 
 
 

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Royal Opera: Il Barbiere Di Siviglia
Concerts | Until 11th October 2016 

Royal Opera House 1 minute walk from Stanfords

Henrik Nanasi conducts Javier Camarena and Daniela Mack in this revival of Rossini's The Barber of Seville. Sung in Italian ...More

Yinka Shonibare: Globe Head Ballerina
Yinka Shonibare: Globe Head Ballerina
Exhibitions | Until 19th June 2017 

Royal Opera House 1 minute walk from Stanfords

A new piece of artwork by Yinka Shonibare will be displayed on the exterior of the Royal Opera House this ...More

 
Royal Opera: Norma
Concerts | Until 8th October 2016 

Royal Opera House 1 minute walk from Stanfords

Antonio Pappano conducts Sonya Yoncheva, Joseph Calleja and Sonia Ganassi in a new production of Bellini's operatic masterpiece about the ...More

Bobbi Brown Afternoon Tea at Balthazar
Bobbi Brown Afternoon Tea at Balthazar
Foodie Events | Until 29th September 2016 

Balthazar 2 minutes walk from Stanfords

Plumped up lips made from sponge, chocolate torte as gel eyeliner, and rhubarb and ginger cream lined up like brush-on ...More

 
Estuary To Tide: An Evening With Rachel Lichtenstein And Hugh Aldersey-Williams
Exhibitions | On 26th September 2016 

Stanford's 3 minutes walk from Stanfords

Literary & Education, Author Event....More

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Theatre | Until 7th January 2017 

Theatre Royal Drury Lane 3 minutes walk from Stanfords

Nominated for a staggering seven gongs in the 2014 Olivier Awards including Best New Musical, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory ...More

 
Kinky Boots
Kinky Boots
Theatre | Until 14th January 2017 

Adelphi Theatre 3 minutes walk from Stanfords

Inspired by a true story and based on the 2005 British film of the same name, Cyndi Lauper and Harvey ...More

 
David Baddiel: My Family: Not The Sitcom
David Baddiel: My Family: Not The Sitcom
Theatre | Until 15th October 2016 

Vaudeville Theatre 3 minutes walk from Stanfords

Following a critically acclaimed, sell-out run at the Menier Chocolate Factory, My Family: Not The Sitcom comes to the Vaudeville ...More

 
Matilda The Musical
Matilda The Musical
Theatre | Until 28th May 2017 

Cambridge Theatre 3 minutes 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

 
ARTIAS Retargeting And Behavioral Remarketing Conference
Business Events | On 26th September 2016 

Strand Palace Hotel 3 minutes walk from Stanfords

Literary & Education, Conference....More

 
 
 
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