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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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St Martins Lane, A Morgans Original
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £219  26% 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 £141  42% 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 £152  30% 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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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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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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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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Young Frankenstein
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 28th September 2017 to 10th February 2018
Stanfords, 2 Charing Cross Road, WC2H | 3 minutes from Stanfords
Ross Noble, Lesley Joseph and Hadley Fraser lead the cast of Young Frankenstein, Mel Brooks' uproarious musical based on his Oscar-nominated 1974 film about a New ...More
 
 
 
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The Play That Goes Wrong
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 5th September 2014 to 25th February 2018
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
 
 
 
School of Rock
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 24th October 2016 to 14th January 2018
Stanfords, Drury Lane, WC2B | 5 minutes from Stanfords
Students at a prestigious prep school "stick it to the man" with encouragement from their substitute teacher - wannabe rock star Dewey Finn - in the ...More
 
 
 
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Near Stanfords
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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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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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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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Education near Stanfords

Near Stanfords
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The London Film School
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
24 Shelton Street, Covent Garden, WC2H | 2 minutes 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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
English [Out There!]
London > Education > English Language Courses
10 Coptic Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1A | 7 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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Courtauld Institute of Art
London > Education > Arts and Drama
Somerset House, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 8 minutes from Stanfords
The Courtauld is one of the most prestigious art schools in the country, affiliated with the Oxbridge system and boasting a huge private location and prime ... More
 
 
 
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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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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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The Quentin Dentin Show
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Tristan Bates Theatre 3 minutes walk from Stanfords

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Bat Out Of Hell - The Musical
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Theatre | Until 5th August 2017 

London Coliseum - English National Opera (ENO) 3 minutes walk from Stanfords

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Adapted from the novel by Alan Warner, this energetic musical comedy created by Lee Hall and directed by Vicky Featherstone ...More

Committee... (A New Musical)
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Theatre | Until 12th August 2017 

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Hadley Fraser, Josie Rourke and Tom Deering have transformed the real-life event of the collapse of Kids Company into a ...More

 
Mariinsky Ballet: Don Quixote
Dance | Until 5th August 2017 

Royal Opera House 3 minutes walk from Stanfords

The company performs a production of Petipa and Gorsky's exuberant classic based on the classic Spanish tale by Cervantes....More

Kinky Boots
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Theatre | Until 24th March 2018 

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

 

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