We are the UK's leading specialist retailer of maps, travel books and other travel accessories, having been established in 1853 by Edward Stanford. Our flagship store in Covent Garden, London, first opened its doors in January 1901 and can justly claim to offer the world's largest stock of maps and travel books under one roof.
We have been an essential first port of call for adventure and armchair travellers alike for more than a century. Our roll-call of 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.
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Work in our Covent Garden store
We're always happy to receive CVs from people eager to work on the shop floor on a permanent basis (full-time and part-time) in our flagship Covent Garden store . Please email a covering letter and your CV to email@example.com or come and meet us in store.
Work in our Bristol store
Our Bristol store is also happy to receive CVs from people wanting to join the Stanfords team in the West Country.
Please email a covering letter and your CV to firstname.lastname@example.org or hand them over in store.
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Our stores in London and Bristol offer a unique retail experience, where you can browse our fantastic range of products and ask our expert, well-travelled staff for guidance. You can also join us at one of the events we hold in-store and at other venues throughout the year.
Stanfords Business Mapping
Stanfords is the UK's leading retail suppliers of Ordnance Survey mapping for professionals and planning applications. Our expanding range of both paper mapping and map data for businesses can be supplied either by ordering online or by contacting our national service centre, who will despatch your mapping the same day either by email or post. Through Stanfords Direct service you can also register to browse and download mapping directly from your own desktop.