London Store

London Store

About Our History

Our historic London store has been on the same Long Acre site in the heart of London's revered Covent Garden for over 100 years. However, Edward Stanford has been trading since 1853. We are still the world’s premier travel and map bookshop.

To find out more about our fascinating past,
read Stanfords – A Brief History.

Opening hours

Weekdays
Monday:9.00am - 8.00pm
Tuesday:9.00am - 8.00pm
Wednesday:9.00am - 8.00pm
Thursday:9.00am - 8.00pm
Friday:9.00am - 8.00pm
Weekends
Saturday:9.00am - 8.00pm
*Sunday:11.30am - 6.00pm
Bank Holiday

*On Sunday we open 11.30am to 12.00noon for browsing only. This is to comply with UK legislation.

Beautiful books & gifts hand-picked for you by our buyers

Browse our Christmas Opening Hours belowScroll across the table to see when we are open.

*On Sunday we open 11.30am to 12.00noon for browsing only.
This is to comply with UK legislation.

Week starting - 28/11/2016
Monday28th9.00am - 8.00pm
Tuesday 29th 9.00am - 8.00pm
Wednesday 30th 9.00am - 8.00pm
Thursday 1st 9.00am - 9.00pm
Friday 2nd 9.00am - 8.00pm
Saturday 3rd 9.00am - 9.00pm
*Sunday 4th 11.30am - 6.00pm
Week starting - 05/12/2016
Monday 5th 9.00am - 8.00pm
Tuesday 6th 9.00am - 8.00pm
Wednesday 7th 9.00am - 8.00pm
Thursday 8th 9.00am - 9.00pm
Friday 9th 9.00am - 8.00pm
Saturday 10th 9.00am - 9.00pm
*Sunday 11th 11.30am - 6.00pm
Week starting - 12/12/2016
Monday 12th 9.00am - 9.00pm
Tuesday 13th 9.00am - 9.00pm
Wednesday 14th 9.00am - 9.00pm
Thursday 15th 9.00am - 9.00pm
Friday 16th 9.00am - 9.00pm
Saturday 17th 9.00am - 9.00pm
*Sunday 18th 11.30am - 6.00pm
Week starting - 19/12/2016
Monday 19th 9.00am - 9.00pm
Tuesday 20th 9.00am - 9.00pm
Wednesday 21st 9.00am - 9.00pm
Thursday 22nd 9.00am - 9.00pm
Friday 23rd 9.00am - 9.00pm
Saturday 24th (Christmas Eve) 9.00am - 6.00pm
Sunday 25th (Christmas Day) Closed
Week starting - 26/12/2016
Monday 26th (Boxing Day) 12.00pm - 6.00pm
Tuesday 27th 9.00am - 8.00pm
Wednesday 28th 9.00am - 8.00pm
Thursday 29th 9.00am - 8.00pm
Friday 30th 9.00am - 8.00pm
Saturday 31st (New Year’s Eve) 9.00am - 6.00pm
Sunday 1st (New Year’s Day) 12.00pm - 6.00pm
Week starting - 02/01/2017
Monday 2nd 9.00am - 8.00pm
Tuesday 3rd 9.00am - 8.00pm
Wednesday 4th 9.00am - 8.00pm
Thursday 5th 9.00am - 8.00pm
Friday 6th 9.00am - 8.00pm
Saturday 7th 9.00am - 8.00pm
*Sunday 8th 11.30am - 6.00pm