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London Waterloo Station

London Waterloo Station

Unit 22, Lower Concourse, London Waterloo Station, London, SE1 8SW
Tel: +44 (0)20 3206 2680


Opening hours
Monday - Friday7.00am - 9.30pm
Saturday9.00am - 9.00pm
Sunday10.00am - 6.00pm
Bank Holiday Monday 29th May10.00am - 6.00pm

About This Bookstore

Waterloo now open

At nearly 3000 square feet, our shop in London Waterloo station offers a range of around 15,000 titles, alongside an eclectic range of gifts, stationery and Foyles-branded souvenirs. The shop itself retains elements of the original station design, including two beautifully restored cupola-style ticket booths.

On the ground floor, time-pressed commuters can find new titles and bestsellers, with a focus on Fiction, Children's and Travel, as well as sections covering Art, Biography, Business, Cookery, History, Graphic Novels, Sport and more. Meanwhile, the mezzanine level is home to our full range of Fiction, as well as Crime, Science Fiction, Natural History and Science, offering a bubble of tranquillity amidst the hurly-burly of the UK's busiest railway station.

Our expert booksellers are, as always, on hand to help you find exactly what you're looking for, whether it's a quick read for your commute, a special gift or just help choosing from our broad range.

We look forward to welcoming you through our doors.

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Book of the month

Women Who Blow on Knots

Women Who Blow on Knots by Ece Temelkuran.


















Staff picks from Foyles Waterloo Station

We've been picking some of our favourite laugh-out-loud books (#LOLBooks), here at Foyles Waterloo Station. 



Don't Point That Thing at MeDon't Point That Thing at Me - Kyril Bonfiglioli.

The first Charlie Mortdecai novel reads like P. G. Wodehouse’s evil twin. Bonfiglioli really is that funny, and that evil. Profoundly offensive... Avoid at all costs.
















The Hitchhiker's Guide to the GalaxyThe Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galazy - Douglas Adams

A mans journey to the heart of an absurd Universe. Home destroyed, he meets the man responsible for the Norwegian Coastline, and mice who want his brain. All while trying not to panic.
















Whistling for the ElephantsWhistling for the Elephants - Sandi Toksvig.

A touching and vivid book that is full of laughs. I always wanted a pet elephant - still do - and Toksvig makes their magical world come alive.
















The Suitcase

The Suitcase - Sergei Dovlatov

This great little novel gives insights into the author’s previous life through items he finds in a forgotten suitcase. It is easy to imagine him telling these stories over a drink in the pub, keeping everyone thoroughly entertained.















Portnoy's Complaint

Portnoy's Complaint - Philip Roth

A debauched, deplorable, disgraceful delight of a book. Portnoy’s neurotic musings on sex, relationships and his very Jewish upbringing will bring uncontrollable, inappropriate laughter to any commute.
















All the books featured above are available to reserve instore, simply click on the links and choose to Click and Collect from the Waterloo Station shop.















Latest Blogs

28th February 2015 - 12 Midnight Emily Brown

Each of our shops is currently featuring a display of books by and about great women, to mark International Women's day on 8th March. Emily, from our Waterloo branch, explores the wealth of recent fiction for younger readers that offers inspirational role models for the next generation of young women.

7th February 2015 - 12 Midnight Kat Hacheney

On the first anniversary of the opening of our Waterloo Station shop, bookseller Kat Hacheney looks at why this oasis of culture and calm has become a destination as much as it has a stop on the journey.

15th April 2014 - 12 Midnight Joshua Piercey

While Westerns remain popular in America, they have largely fallen out of favour with British readers. This is a great pity, suggests Joshua from our Waterloo branch, as they are missing out on some wonderful fiction, both classic and contemporary.

15th February 2014 - 12 Midnight Joshua Piercey

Joshua, from our new shop at Waterloo, recalls the labour-intensive process of getting the shop ready for its first day and explains why the shop means as much to him as it does to the many travellers who've already discovered this new oasis of calm in Britain's busiest station.

Latest Blog
#FoylesFive: Children's Pride

Andi from our Birmingham branch shares her favourite children's books that are perfect for Pride.

How to Change the World: Stop Harming Women

Human rights barrister and a researcher at the Gender and Social Justice Centre at Cambridge University, Dexter Dias introduces his new book and explains how we can change the course of the 21st century if we can stop harming women.

The Book that Inspired Pink Floyd and Walt Disney

We're celebrating the opening this month at the London Palladium of The Wind in the Willows: the Musical with a selection of things you might not know about the bok and its author, Kenneth Grahame.

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