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Firsts London room at Saatchi Gallery, Chelsea

Firsts: London's Rare Book Fair will return to Saatchi Gallery 18–21 May 2023

Firsts London is one of the most popular and prestigious rare book fairs in the world, showcasing unique and unusual items from over 100 leading UK and international dealers. As the Antiquarian Booksellers' Association's premier annual fair, it attracts a wide and diverse audience of collectors, dealers, enthusiasts and the curious alike.

Found in the heart of Chelsea, booksellers of old and rare books, manuscripts, ephemera, maps and more take up their stands across three floors of Saatchi Gallery.

As an exhibitor you can expect to see old friends and catch up with welcome collectors, while showcasing your collection to thousands of visitors over four days.

As a visitor you can expect to see some of the rarest and most unique books available, not to mention unique memorabilia and stunning artworks in their own right.

Visitor looks at rare books at Firsts London


Preview Night on Thursday 18 May. Tickets available via Eventbrite and on the door. £50 each (17:00-21:00)

Tickets required on Friday 19 May. Tickets available via Eventbrite and on the door. £10 each (11:00-20:00)

Free entry on Saturday 20 May (11:00-18:00)

Free entry on Sunday 21 May (11:00-17:00)

Saatchi Gallery entrance at Duke of York's Square, Chelsea

Plan Your Visit

Getting to the Firsts London is easy by train, bus and underground.

Saatchi Gallery, Duke of York's HQ, King's Road, London SW3 4RY

Find us on Google Maps


Catch the District or Circle lines to Sloane Square station and Saatchi Gallery is right outside the station.


11, 19, 22, 49, 211, 319 (King’s Road)
11, 137, 211 (Lower Sloane Street)


The nearest mainline railway station is Victoria. It's 10-12 minutes’ walk to Saatchi Gallery.


Assisted or ramp access is available at the Gallery’s main entrance. All floors have lifts and there is level access between the galleries on each floor. Wheelchairs are available upon request. There are two blue badge disabled parking bays to the rear of the Gallery which can be accessed via Turk’s Row off Lower Sloane Street. Booking well in advance is essential. To reserve a disabled parking bay or a wheelchair please email [email protected] or telephone 0207 811 3077.