For a traveller, walking into Stanfords felt like being a kid walking into a giant candy store! This is truly a meca for travellers located in the heart of London with an enormous selection of maps (paper and digital), guide books, travel literature, great gear, funky gifts. The store is built on 3 floors and each has an enormous map that you can walk on - the maps on each floor are different. The staff seemed to be very international and were very knowledgeable and helpful - they were all travellers themselves and mostly young with good tips. This store also has lots of gift items - map shower curtain, kids puzzles and toys, journals. You can ask for a map to be printed out in the store for a certain location or trip that you plan. I think it is open 7 days a week, maybe shorter hours on Sundays. And they have a big selection of autographed travel books which also make great gifts.
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