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Iconic travel bookstore, Stanfords has opened its new London flagship at 7 Mercer Walk. Designed by Caulder Moore and fitted out by Bluecrow Projects, the 386 sq m store concept has been specially designed to accommodate the brand’s numerous book launches and signings. Expanding on the much-loved café Stanfords has also introduced an adventurous menu, with space for more than 25 covers including an al-fresco seating area.

The store offers the world’s largest stock of maps and travel guides under one roof. Featuring ‘travel inspired’ installations and photography of explorers, the space establishes a more modern, urban aesthetic.

‘We are excited to kick start 2019 with the opening of our new store. Our move has allowed us to expand our offering as well as give our store a much-needed refresh. We are very privileged to have such a loyal customer base, and many tell us they make a pilgrimage to Stanfords when visiting the capital; I am sure they will be delighted to see our new home,’ says Vivien Godfrey, chairman and CEO at Stanfords.

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Simon Taylor, property director at The Mercers’ Company, adds: ‘The Mercers’ Company is proud to welcome Stanfords to Mercer Walk. This iconic brand holds an impressive heritage and with the largest collection of books, maps and travel products it remains a huge asset to the area. The brand’s commitment to their customers both historically and presently is inspiring and we are thrilled to welcome their new flagship store to the Mercers’ Estate.’

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