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About Stanfords

We are the UK's leading specialist retailer of maps, travel books and other travel accessories, having been established in 1853 by Edward Stanford. After 118 years at our Long Acre address our flagship store has relocated to our new London home 7 Mercer Walk in Covent Garden, where we pride ourselves on the depth of our stock, sourced by experts, from all over the world.

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. Discover the full History of Stanfords.

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.

Visit our Stanfords For Business page for all of our business products and services.