Stanfords London Store Stanfords London Store

Stanfords London Store

12-14 Long Acre, London, WC2E 9LP, United Kingdom | 020 7836 1321 | Website


Excellent accessibility and friendly helpful staff


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


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.

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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.



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.



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



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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