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Plan Your Visit

The Location

Opening Times

Friday 7th June: 12pm - 8pm
Saturday 8th June: 11am - 7pm
Sunday 9th June: 11am - 5pm

Tickets & Admission

Entry is £20 for Two on opening day, Friday 7 June. You can register for free tickets at this and other times here.

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.

Please also note that photography and filming for press and marketing purposes may be in progress during your visit.


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 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.

On Friday 7th June, a transfer bus service will be in operation between Firsts and the PBFA ILEC fair.

Power Station Shuttle Bus

The Battersea Power Station Shuttle Bus is a free shuttle bus available to all residents, employees, contractors and visitors to the estate, operated by Green Urban Transport Limited (GoGutsi). The service operates every 20 minutes, departing on the hour, 20 minutes past the hour and 40 minutes past the hour from Circus West. It follows a circular loop from Circus West stopping at Vauxhall, Pimlico, Victoria and Sloane Square before returning to Circus West.

The nearest stop to the fair is Battersea Park Chelsea Gate.

A timetable can be found here


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 to alternative parking.

Other Parking Options


Victoria or Sloane Square


Victoria Main Line
Battersea Park, Queenstown Road


137 (N137)
44 (N44)

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.


Please advise your driver that Battersea Evolution can only be accessed from

Chelsea Bridge Gate

  • 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. Battersea Power Station is a Grade II listed building that has been renovated as the centre of a thriving social hub. Located directly next to Circus West Village, the perfect place to eat, drink and shop with over 15 different sites available. More information on the local area can be found here.

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