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Plan Your Visit

The Location

Opening Times

Thursday 24th May: 12pm-8pm

Friday 25th May: 10am-7pm

Saturday 26th May: 10am-5pm

Tickets & Admission

Entry is free. If you'd like to receive tickets to future events just register here. To avoid a queue for the cloakroom at opening, you are advised to avoid the first open hour or two on Thursday.

Conditions of Entry

As advised by the Metropolitan Police, we operate a total bag search policy at this event.

All bags will be searched upon entry to the venue and all bags (except small handbags) must be checked into the Cloakroom before entering the Fair.

Please note that no books, maps, prints or manuscripts may be taken into the Fair and must be checked into the cloakroom. If you are bringing material for inspection by a specific named exhibitor by pre-appointment, please tell the front of house staff, who will assist you.

We appreciate your co-operation to ensure the safety and security of our visitors and exhibitors.

Location

Battersea Evolution is just one mile from both Victoria Train Station and Sloane Square Underground Station. Accessed via the Chelsea Bridge Gate, the venue sits within the heart of the Park.

Chelsea Bridge Gate, Queenstown Road 
Battersea Park, London SW8 4NW

Travel & Parking

SHUTTLE BUS FROM SLOANE SQUARE

We will be running a daily free shuttle service running between Sloane Square and Battersea Evolution, departing at regular intervals from outside the Sloane Square Hotel, 7–12 Sloane Square, London, SW1W 8EG. We anticipate the bus will take approximately 10 minutes from Sloane Square to arrive at the venue, but this, of course, will depend on the traffic. 

The bus will run from:

10.30am to Fair closing on Thursday 24 May

10.00am until Fair closing on Friday 25 May

10.00am until Fair closing on Saturday 26 May

PARKING

Free parking is available in front of the venue, available on a first-come first served basis. Please state that you are attending the Book Fair at Battersea Evolution. If that car-park is full they will direct you alternative parking.

UNDERGROUND

Victoria or Sloane Square

RAIL

Victoria Main Line
Battersea Park, Queenstown Road

BUSES

137 (N137) 
44 (N44) 
452

Stop: Battersea Park Chelsea Gate

RIVER BOAT

Battersea Power Station Pier. MBNA Thames Clipper services call at Battersea Power Station pier every 20 minutes at peak times and every 30 minutes during the daytime and at weekends, providing an easy way to the fair from the City and Canary Wharf.

TAXI

Chelsea Bridge Gate 
SW8 4NW

  • For more travel and parking information, please visit Transport For London.
  • More information on local parking can be found here.
VENUE DISABLED ACCESS

Battersea Evolution is fully accessible, with level access throughout and a lift to the mezzanine level. 

Food & Drink

There is a café and bar located at the back of the hall serving hot and cold food, teas, coffees, soft drinks and alcohol. There is also a tea and coffee station at the front, and an outside seating area.

The Local Area

Battersea is one of the most exciting and innovative mixed use neighbourhoods in the world – a place for locals, tourists and residents to enjoy a unique blend of restaurants, shops, parks and cultural spaces. More information on the local area can be found here.