Stanfords confirms Long Acre departure

Stanfords confirms Long Acre departure

Travel and maps bookseller Stanfords has confirmed that its flagship London store is departing the Long Acre site in Covent Garden that it has occupied since 1901 and relocating to a new premises in nearby Mercer Walk.

The possibility of a move was raised earlier this year, in the context of a lease review deadline from landlord Picton Capital this autumn. The firm's former m.d. Tony Maher, who left in March, said the hike in the price of the lease meant the shop’s running costs, including business rates and bills, would have increased by 60% in five years. 

The relocation will see the sh...

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