Get Free Covent Garden Lonely Planet Guide from Stanfords Travel Bookshop
Lonely Planet’s free guide to Covent Garden is available from Stanfords, 7 Mercer Walk, Covent Garden, London, WC2H 9FA, from February
London’s flagship travel bookstore is moving from Long Acre but don’t panic they’re only a few minutes away in Mercer Walk. To celebrate indie publisher Lonely Planet today launches a free guide to the local area.
Jaded Londoners and fresh-eyed tourists can pick up their free copy at Stanfords from today to explore one of London’s greatest treasures.
The free guide from Lonely Planet includes top picks for sightseeing, shopping, eating and drinking – plus of course taking in a visit to the world’s biggest map and travel bookshop in its new home.
Lonely Planet’s destination editor for London, Cliff Wilkinson, who collated the guide, said:
“As Lonely Planet’s London editor I’m well aware of the appeal of Covent Garden. An area with a fascinating past and booming present, it draws both locals and visitors in their droves thanks to its restaurants, theatres, museums and shopping, all sitting in one of London’s most beautiful neighbourhoods. Putting this guide together, using the research of Lonely Planet’s London experts, reminded me what’s so great about Covent Garden and why it’s as popular today as it has been for hundreds of years.”
Commenting in the guide’s introduction, Vivien Godfrey, Chairman and CEO of Edward Stanford Group Limited, explained,
“After 118 years in our Long Acre store, we begin a new chapter at 7 Mercer Walk, where we will continue to welcome explorers, adventurers and travellers of every kind. Mercer Walk is the sixth premises we have occupied across our 166-year history, but we have never left this vibrant area of London which we can rightly call home. Stanfords hosts the largest selection of globes under one roof, as well as the most comprehensive range of maps, travel guides, books and travel-related gifts anywhere in the world… so it is fitting that we should come together [with Lonely Planet] to create this special Stanfords guide to Covent Garden.”