Stanfords Travel Bookstore @ Covent Garden

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旅行の前にいつもお世話になるのが、コベントガーデンにあるStanfords。1853年にEdward Stanfordによって創業、1901年には現在地に開店したという、由緒ある店だ。地下1階、地上2階の計3フロアには、世界一の品揃えを誇る地図や旅行関連書が所狭しと並び、旅行関連グッズも豊富。特に地図のコレクションには定評がある。現在・過去の顧客には、フローレンス・ナイチンゲールマイケル・ペイリン等、イギリスを代表する冒険家や探検家、旅行を生業とする人々の名前が並ぶ。あの「シャーロック・ホームズ」(小説の中で登場)も顧客だったそうだ。

We always check out the travel book store Stanfords at Covent Garden, before a trip. Established in 1853 by Edward Stanford, the store was opened in 1901 on its present location. Stanfords proudly claim that the store has “the world’s largest stock of maps and travel books under one roof”, and stocks a variety of maps, travel guides, travel books, and travel goods on three floors. Especially they have a reputation for its extensive collection of old and new maps. Customers past and present include Florence NightingaleMichael Palin, famous adventurers and explorers, and ‘ Sherlock Holmes‘ as well!

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