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Plan Your Visit

The 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.

The venue is fully accessible for disabled visitors, with level access throughout and a lift to the mezzanine level.

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

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.

Food & Drink at the Fair

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.

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.

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. Its vibrant mix of independent and design-led restaurants, bars, shops and brand new cinema is just a short walk away from Firsts London.

This exciting riverside destination is the perfect place to make a day of your trip to the Fair. Enjoy a delicious Mediterranean brunch at Megan’s, simple Italian soul food at Mother, indulge in a long lunch on Fiume’s sunny terrace, tuck into a fresh seafood platter at Wright Brothers or unwind with a beer brewed on site at Battersea Brewery.

The entrance to Battersea Power Station is across the road from Battersea Park’s Chelsea Gate. Simply head down to river level and look out for the colourful POWER sign.

Click here to see what’s open.

Click here for directions.

Wright Brothers

Located next to the iconic Battersea Power Station, in Circus West Village, is the latest restaurant by seafood experts Wright Brothers. This beautiful riverside dining destination offers a delicious menu of fresh seafood and shellfish, sourced from their own wholesale team, alongside seasonal cocktails and an extensive drinks list. With an open style kitchen, elegant marble tables, and alfresco terrace overlooking the Thames, Wright Brothers is the place to eat this summer. Take a look at the menu and book your table here.

Battersea Power Station Events

Don’t miss this summer’s line-up of events and culture at Battersea Power Station.

River Walk Market Every Saturday, 11am – 5pm

This weekly market boasts fresh produce, designs from independent makers and the best of London’s street food scene on the banks of the River Thames.

James Capper MUDSKIPPER Late May – 16 June

Come and see British artist James Capper’s large-scale mobile sculpture MUDSKIPPER, this year’s annual Powerhouse art commission. Keep an eye out for special performances as MUDSKIPPER crawls out of the water onto the banks of the river across Nine Elms.

Click here for more info.

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Photo courtesy Johnny Stephens Photography

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.

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