Stanfords London Store Stanfords London Store

Stanfords London Store

12-14 Long Acre, London, WC2E 9LP, United Kingdom | 020 7836 1321 | Website
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Excellent accessibility and friendly helpful staff

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This review is especially helpful for those who have or use the following: Powerchair

Overview

I had a very happy time pottering around in this shop, which sells maps, travel books, phrase books, globes, and even walking sticks! Excellent accessibility throughout.

Transport & Parking

2

To even dream of parking in Covent Garden would be absurd. There are no step-free stations nearby. Plenty of bus routes will drop you off several blocks away in Shaftesbury Avenue, Strand or Charing Cross Road.

Access

4

Do not try to enter this shop in Long Acre. There is a big step. Instead, take one of the narrow passageways running along the sides of the shop (plenty of room for a wheelchair) and use the back entrance in Floral Street, which is level and easy. I've given only four stars here because the Long Acre entrance really ought to have a sign directing people with mobility difficulties to the Floral St entrance. Once you're in the shop, there's a lift to all floors. Beware of the uneven floor surfaces: transitions between carpet, wood and lino are rough and bumpy, ugh.

Toilets

0

As far as I know, no toilets in this shop. If I ever find any, I will update this review.

Staff

5

Perfectly lovely staff, friendly and helpful. A handsome and hunky young man was packing enormous cardboard boxes into the lift just when I wanted to use it. He immediately unpacked them all to let me use the lift, with a big smile, and nothing was too much trouble for him. What a sweetie.

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In the attic of this shop Kenneth Williams had his first job, before he became an actor and comedian.

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