Books in The West End

Trading since 1853, this grandaddy of travel bookshops and seasoned seller of maps, guides and globes is a destination in its own right. Polar explorer Ernest Shackleton, Victorian missionary David Livingstone and writer and presenter Michael Palin have all shopped here. In January 2019 Stanfords left the iconic Long Acre building it had been housed in since 1901 and moved round the corner to its new address.