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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 - Saturday7.00am - 9.30pm
Sunday9.00am - 8.00pm
24th December (Christmas Eve)7.00am - 7.00pm
25th - 26th December (Christmas Day and Boxing Day)Closed
28th December10.00am - 6.00pm
1st January 2016 (New Year's Day)10.00am - 6pm

Special Opening Hours

Please see the table above right for variations to our normal opening hours during this year's Christmas/New Year holiday period.

About This Bookstore


Waterloo now openAt nearly 3000 square feet, our second shop in a London railway terminus 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 the doors of the newest branch of the 2013 National Bookseller of the Year.

Upcoming Events

Foyles Festivities: Late Night Shopping at Waterloo Foyles Festivities: Late Night Shopping at Waterloo
1st December 2015 7:30pm - 9:30pm | Foyles at Waterloo Station Free Event

Christmas shopping doesn’t have to be stressful and (as ‘tis the season to be generous) we come bearing an early Christmas gift to help make your browsing as tranquil as possible.

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
A world where turtles dance

Today marks the 150th anniversary of the publication of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, Lewis Carroll's timeless tale of treacle wells, catless grins and recalcitrant croquet mallets. Laura Anderson looks at why this unique children's book has enchanted every new generation of readers.

All-encompassing short stories

The editor of Tramp Press anthology A Kind of Compass explains how authors including Sara Baume, Kevin Barry and Yoko Ogawa explore the many ways in which it is possible to feel far from home in their stories.

Transcending religion in the kitchen

Amina Elshafei shares her experiences of being in the spotlight as the first Muslim contestant on Masterchef Australia, as well as her recipe for Korean dish Tukbaegi Gaeranjim, or Clay-Steamed Egg, from her new book Amina's Home Cooking.

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